Birthdays in Sport on December 30

  • 1872 William A Larned, tennis champ (US Open-1901)
  • 1883 Lester Patrick, NHL pioneer
  • 1919 Dick Spooner, England, cricket wicketkeeper (Godfrey Evans' shadow)
  • 1935 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
  • 1937 Gordon Banks, English footballer
  • 1940 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas
  • 1941 Mel Renfro, American football player
  • 1942 Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • 1948 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)
  • 1949 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1951 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • 1958 Rod Harrington, English darts player
  • 1960 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1961 Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1988-disqualified), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1961 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Johnny van 't Schip, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Genua)

  • 1963 Milan Srejber, Czech, tennis star
  • 1963 Robert Jenkins, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964 Kris Tschetter, LPGA golfer (1992 Northgate Computer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)
  • 1965 Brad McNamara, cricketer (NSW all-rounder)
  • 1965 David Baker, UK cyclist, born in Sheffield, England
  • 1965 Tony Jones, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1967 Colleen Miller, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1968 Kevin Dahl, Regina, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1968 Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1969 Anthuan Maybank, Georgetown SC, 200m/400m runner
  • 1969 Jeff Thomason, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969 Michelle McGann, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970 Grant Carter, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Gus Nketia, 100m sprint (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1970 Kevin Salvadori, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1970 Robert Hall, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Scotty Lewis, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Steve Hardin, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Ind Colts, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Thomas Strzalkowski, American fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1972 Kerry Collins, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Loren Meyer, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1972 Paul Keegan, Irish footballer
  • 1973 Don Reid, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1973 Robert Walker, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Ato Boldon, Trinidadian athlete

Person of interestTiger Woods

1975 Tiger Woods, American golfer (14 Majors and 79 PGA wins), born in Cypress, California

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1976 Rhoshii Wells, middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1976 A.J. Pierzynski, American baseball player
  • 1977 Laila Ali, American boxer
  • 1977 Grant Balfour, Australian baseball player
  • 1977 Kenyon Martin, American basketball player
  • 1979 Flávio, Angolan footballer
  • 1981 Ali Al Habsi, Omani footballer
  • 1981 Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1981 Matt Ulrich, American football player
  • 1982 Dawan Landry, American football player
  • 1982 Dathan Ritzenhein, American runner
  • 1984 Randall Azofeifa, Costa Rican footballer

Person of interestLeBron James

1984 LeBron James, American NBA basketball player (Cleveland Cavs, Miami Heat, LA Lakers), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 1989 Ryan Sheckler, American professional skateboarder
  • 1992 Carson Wentz, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Raleigh, North Carolina