Birthdays in Sport on December 4

  • 1858 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
  • 1868 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1875 Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • 1899 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1910 Amar Singh, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
  • 1912 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • 1915 Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
  • 1930 Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)
  • 1931 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1935 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1938 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1944 François Migault, French racing driver
  • 1945 Pam Higgins, LPGA golfer, born in Groveport, Ohio
  • 1949 Mary Bea Porter-King, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1953 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player

  • 1955 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)
  • 1956 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1957 Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1957 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
  • 1958 Bill Roy, Versailles Ill, skeet (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Paul McGrath, Irish footballer (Aston Villa, Sheffield United), born in Ealing, England
  • 1960 David Green, American baseball player
  • 1960 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete
  • 1961 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • 1962 Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1962 John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
  • 1962 Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1963 Johanna Wright, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1963 Mike Snoei, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1963 Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1988, 6 world titles), born in Luhansk, Ukraine
  • 1964 Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967 Martha O'Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968 Mike Barrowman, kayak/200m breast stroke (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1969 Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1969 Jacques Landry, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Marie-Josee Morneau, Longueuil Quebec, 56 kg judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Mik Middleton, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Terry Glenn, wide receiver (New England Patriots)

  • 1970 Jeff Blake, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970 Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler
  • 1971 Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Shannon Briggs, American boxer
  • 1972 Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Howard Eisley, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
  • 1972 Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1972 Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
  • 1972 Ted Johnson, American inside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Alameda, California
  • 1973 Corliss Williamson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1973 Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer

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1974 Anke Huber, German tennis player (Fed Cup 1992, Hopman Cup 1995), born in Bruchsal, Germany

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  • 1974 Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976 John Lee, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • 1978 Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Jay DeMerit, American soccer player
  • 1982 Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese racing driver
  • 1985 Andrew Brackman, American baseball player
  • 1985 Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1985 Ibtihaj Muhammad, American fencer, first American Muslim to wear hijab at Olympics, born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 1986 Martell Webster, American basketball player