Birthdays in Sport on December 28

  • 1894 Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
  • 1905 "Vizzy" Maharajkumar of Vizianagram [Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Vijay Ananda Gajapathi Raju], Indian cricketer, cricket administrator and politician, born in India (d. 1965)
  • 1910 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
  • 1926 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

1929 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1934 Peggy Wilson, American LPGA golfer, born in Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1941 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • 1946 Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Hubie Green, golfer (US Open-1977, PGA-1985)
  • 1946 Jorge Velasquez, sportsman
  • 1947 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
  • 1948 Jorge Velásquez, Panamanian Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby, Preakness 1981), born in Chepo, Panama
  • 1951 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • 1952 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
  • 1957 Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • 1958 Carlos Carson, football player
  • 1958 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • 1959 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • 1960 John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, born in Cummins

Person of interestRay Bourque

1960 Raymond bourque, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston Bruins), born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 1960 Zane Smith, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Heather Hafner, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1961 Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
  • 1962 Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)
  • 1963 Mel Stottlemyre Jr, pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
  • 1964 Charles Sinek, dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
  • 1964 Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete
  • 1966 Joe Wolf, US NFL player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968 Darrick Brownlow, US NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1968 Jozef Dano, Slovak ice hockey player (Team Slovakia 1998), born in Nitra, Slovakia
  • 1968 Kurt Schulz, US NFL player (Buffalo Bills), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • 1969 James Trapp, US sprinter and NFL player (Oakland Raiders), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1970 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Dutch tennis player (95, 96 Oklahoma City), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1970 James Jett, US Olympic sprinter and NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), born in Charles Town, West Virginia
  • 1971 Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1971 Steve Morrison, US NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1971 Benny Agbayani, American baseball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 William Gates, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Adam Clawson, US slalom canoeist (Olympic-19th-96), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1972 Adam Vinatieri, US NFL placekicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots), born in Yankton, South Dakota
  • 1972 Jean-Francois Jomphe, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Anaheim), born in Havre-Saint-Pierre, Canada
  • 1972 Jim Kitts, US NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1972 Patrick Rafter, Australian tennis player (US Open 1997-98), born in Mount Isa, Australia
  • 1972 Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1973 Bobby Taylor, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Garth John Da Silva, heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1974 Rob Niedermayer, Cassiar, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 1975 Kesley Perrin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1977 Shane Elford, Australian rugby league player
  • 1978 Chris Coyne, Australian footballer (Bayswater City SC), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1979 James Blake, American tennis player
  • 1979 Bill Hall, American baseball player
  • 1980 Lomana LuaLua, Congo footballer
  • 1981 Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 Mika Väyrynen, Finnish footballer
  • 1982 François Gourmet, Belgian decathlete
  • 1984 Leroy Lita, English footballer
  • 1984 Beverly Mullins, American Wrestler/Model
  • 1984 Alex Lloyd, British racing driver
  • 1986 Tom Huddlestone, English footballer