Birthdays in Sport on March 27

  • 1859 George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
  • 1879 Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
  • 1903 Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
  • 1910 Rudi Ball, German Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1932 Wes Covington, baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1939 Cale Yarborough, auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84)
  • 1941 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1945 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1946 Bill Sudakis, baseball player
  • 1950 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1955 Kim Brassey, racehorse trainer
  • 1956 Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1956 Thomas Wassberg, Swedish 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)
  • 1958 Bart Connor, gymnast/sportscaster (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1960 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Hans Pflügler, German footballer
  • 1961 Ellery Hanley, rugby league player
  • 1961 Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
  • 1963 Ed Pinckney, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1963 Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963 Todd Graves, Laurel Miss, skeet (Olympics-1992, 96)
  • 1966 Kate Donahoo, US judoka (Olympic-92), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1967 Jaime Navarro, Bayamon Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1967 Tom Hammonds, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1969 Tom Beer, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Kirby Dar Dar, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
  • 1973 Serge Tremblay, La Malbaie Quebec, weightlifter (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1974 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1975 Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1975 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
  • 1976 Danny Fortson, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1976 Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer
  • 1977 Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • 1977 Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979 Michael Cuddyer, Minnesota Twins baseball player
  • 1981 Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1985 Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
  • 1985 Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
  • 1986 Manuel Neuer, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
  • 1987 Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player