On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on December 4

  • 1858 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99), born in St Ann's, Nottingham (d. 1921)
  • 1868 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1953)
  • 1875 Joe Corbett, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1945)
  • 1899 Charlie Spencer, English football player, born in Washington, England (d. 1953)
  • 1910 Amar Singh, Indian cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, British India (d. 1940)
  • 1915 Fred Freer, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946), born in North Carlton, Victoria, Australia (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Harvey Kuenn, American baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • 1931 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada
  • 1935 Fred Rumsey, English cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65), born in Stepney, London
  • 1938 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Raul Blanco, Argentine-Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1944 François Migault, French racing driver, born in Le Mans, France
  • 1953 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1955 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Levack, Ontario
  • 1956 Bernard King, American basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgarian 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

  • 1957 Lee Smith, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Jamestown, Louisiana
  • 1957 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Brazilian Indy-car racer (CART), born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • 1959 Paul McGrath, Irish footballer (Aston Villa, Sheffield United), born in Ealing, England
  • 1960 David Green, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • 1960 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toowoomba, Australia
  • 1961 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions), born in Freeport, New York
  • 1962 Arnold Scholten, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • 1962 John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
  • 1962 Stan Gelbaugh, American NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Kevin Richardson, English footballer (Everton), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1963 Johanna Wright, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1963 Mike Snoei, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1963 Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1988, 6 world titles), born in Luhansk, Ukraine
  • 1967 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, American NFL punter (New Orleans Saints), born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • 1967 Martha O'Kelley, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968 Mike Barrowman, American 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1969 Ferric Collons, American NFL defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
  • 1970 Jeff Blake, American NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1971 Terrence Wisdom, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets, London Monarchs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Shannon Briggs, American boxer (lineal 1997-98 & WBO heavyweight champion 2006-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Damien Covington, American NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Berlin Township, New Jersey
  • 1972 Howard Eisley, American NBA guard (Utah Jazz), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Jassen Cullimore, Canadian NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
  • 1972 Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in London, Ontario, Canada
  • 1972 Kerry Anne Guse, Australian tennis star (1996 final Hobart), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1972 Ted Johnson, American inside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Alameda, California
  • 1973 Corliss Williamson, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Russellville, Arkansas
  • 1973 Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer (Manly Sea Eagles), born in Manly, New South Wales, Australia

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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 and manager (Chiba Lotte Marines), born in Nishitōkyō, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 John Lee, American dance skater (& Julia Bikbova), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Shahid Nazir, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996), born in Faisalabad, Punjab
  • 1979 Jay DeMerit, American soccer player, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1980 Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1982 Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese racing driver, born in Velp, Netherlands
  • 1985 Andrew Brackman, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1985 Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • 1985 Ibtihaj Muhammad, American fencer, first American Muslim to wear hijab at Olympics, born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 1986 Martell Webster, American basketball player, born in Edmonds, Washington
  • 1989 Pornanong Phatlum, Thai golfer (British Open 2018 runner-up), born in Khon Kaen, Thailand