Birthdays in Sport on December 3

  • 1883 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • 1905 Leslie Ames, cricketer (England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding batsman)
  • 1923 Tom Fears, NFL end (LA Rams)
  • 1923 Trevor Bailey, England, cricket all-rounder (batted & ran)
  • 1924 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • 1925 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • 1937 Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
  • 1946 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch road cyclist (world champion 1985 - oldest), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1950 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951 Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951 James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951 Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
  • 1953 Franz Klammer, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1959 Kathy Jordan, Bryn Mawr PA, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981)
  • 1960 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1962 Tammy Jackson, WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets)

  • 1963 Ashley De Silva, Sri Lankan Cricket wicketkeeper (1993)
  • 1963 Steve Hegg, Dana Point California, road cyclist (Olympics-16th-84, 96)
  • 1964 Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Toi Cook, cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1965 Katarina Witt, Staaken GDR, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-1984, 88)
  • 1965 Tammy Jacques, Auburn Maine, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Lisa Lightfoot, Australian middle distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer
  • 1967 David Diaz, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967 Greg Sutton, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1967 Katie Henderson, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1968 Isabel Cueto, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1969 Kwamie Lassiter, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Charles Hope, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Laura Schuler, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970 Lindsey Hunter, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1970 Paul Byrd, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1970 Christian Karembeu, French footballer
  • 1971 Frank Sinclair, Jamaican footballer
  • 1972 Eva Nemcova, WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Peter Wright, American 1500m freestyle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Bucky Lasek, American skateboarder
  • 1973 Andrew McNally, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Brian Loyd, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1974 Ralph Staten, safety (Baltimore Ravens)

  • 1975 Nadine Neumann, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976 Gary Glover, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1976 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1976 Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
  • 1976 Cornelius Griffin, American football player, born in Troy, Alabama
  • 1977 David Sales, cricketer (Northampton batsman, 210 on fc debut 1996)
  • 1977 Chad Durbin, American baseball player
  • 1977 Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper
  • 1977 Troy Evans, American football player
  • 1978 Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1979 Rock Cartwright, American football player, born in Conroe, Texas
  • 1980 Jim Sorgi, American football player
  • 1981 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 David Villa, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
  • 1982 Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1982 Manny Corpas, American baseball player (Sugar Land Skeeters), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1984 Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1985 Mike Randolph, American soccer player
  • 1985 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1985 Marcus Darrell Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 Alicia Sacramone, American Gymnast