Birthdays in Sport on January 30

  • January
  • 1853 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)
  • 1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
  • 1912 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1913 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
  • 1917 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist d. 2008)
  • 1929 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)
  • 1930 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1937 Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
  • 1939 Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
  • 1941 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1942 David J. Brown, English cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • 1943 Davy Johnson, American baseball player & manager (NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1950 Silvia Bertolaccini, Argentine golfer (4-time LPGA Tour titles), born in Rafaela, Argentina
  • 1951 Bobby Stokes, English football player, born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d 1995)
  • 1951 Trevor Laughlin, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79), born in Nyah West, Australia
  • 1952 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player, born in Calgary, Canada

  • 1955 Curtis Strange, American golfer (US Open 1988-89), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1956 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Tomi, Japan

Person of interestPayne Stewart

1957 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • 1961 Ranjit Madurasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92), born in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
  • 1966 Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Bob Nardella, Italian-American ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998, Chicago Wolves), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • 1970 Scott Levins, American NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1971 Brent Moss, American football running back (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Chris Slade, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1971 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, American football defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
  • 1971 Milko Pieren, Dutch football player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1971 Quentin Neujahr, American ice hockey player (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns), born in Seward, Nebraska
  • 1971 Takeshi Yamanaka, Japanese ice hockey coach and player (Team Japan 1998), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1971 Trent Klatt, American ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • 1972 Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Jalen Rose, American basketball player (Indiana Pacers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Jimmy Oliver, Canadian football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Sharone Wright, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1974 Martina Jerant, Canadian basketball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1974 Robert Rollins, English cricketer (big-hitting Essex wicketkeeper-batsman), born in London, England
  • 1975 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer, born in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1977 Deltha O'Neal, American football player, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1978 John Patterson, American baseball player, born in Orange, Texas
  • 1979 Karen Smith, Australian hockey player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer, born in Sergipe, Brazil
  • 1981 Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • 1981 Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver, born in Salzburg, Austria
  • 1981 Peter Crouch, English footballer, born in Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player, born in McAllen, Texas
  • 1984 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1985 Trae Williams, American football player, born in South Brisbane, Australia
  • 1986 Nick Evans, American baseball player, born in Glendale, Arizona