Birthdays in Sport on March 2

  • 1902 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
  • 1912 Arthur Beaumont C Langton, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930's)
  • 1913 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
  • 1917 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (NL MVP 1950), born in Strykersville, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1927 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • 1934 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, NFLer
  • 1938 Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
  • 1943 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Pam Barnett, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Harry Redknapp, English football manager
  • 1955 Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
  • 1958 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
  • 1958 Kevin Curren, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1959 Laura Hurlbut, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player

  • 1962 Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1962 Philip Jonas, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1962 Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1962 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1963 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter

Person of interestRon Gant

1965 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals), born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1966 Judith Wiesner, Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)
  • 1967 Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1968 Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 James Hammerstrand, LaMesa California, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Ray Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 John Elmore, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
  • 1973 Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • 1974 Martine Dessureault, 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
  • 1976 Lars Bruggemann, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1977 Andrew Strauss, English cricket player, born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province
  • 1977 Jay Gibbons, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Rochester, Michigan
  • 1978 Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer
  • 1979 Damien Duff, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Édson Nobre, Angolan footballer
  • 1982 Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1982 Ben Roethlisberger, American football player, born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1982 Corey Webster, American football player
  • 1982 Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
  • 1983 Glen Perkins, American baseball player
  • 1985 Reggie Bush, American football player
  • 1988 Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver