On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on March 28

  • 1866 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1902)
  • 1888 Jack Burke Sr., American golfer (US open 1920 runner-up; Senior PGA C'ship 1941), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1899 August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate and American baseball executive, born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, born in Mitchellville, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Joseph Wright Jr., Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952), born in Auckland (d. 1982)
  • 1919 Tom Brooks, Australian cricket umpire (23 Tests 1970-78), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Joey Maxim, American boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), born in Solapur, India (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Paul England, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Anatoly Lein, Soviet-American chess player (Grandmaster 1968; World Chess Hall of Fame), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Michael Plumb, American equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), born in Islip, New York
  • 1940 Kevin Loughery, American NBA star and coach (Baltimore; Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California
  • 1942 Jerry Sloan, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Utah Jazz 1988-2011) and shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1967, 69; Chicago Bulls), born in McLeansboro, Illinois (d. 2020)

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1944 Rick Barry, Basketball forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

  • 1945 Johnny Famechon, Australian boxer (WBC featherweight champion), born in Paris, France
  • 1949 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1949 Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • 1950 John Whittaker, New Zealand rugby league utility back (26 Tests; Wellington; Warrington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1952 Tony Brise, English racing driver, born in Erith, Kent (d. 1975)
  • 1956 Asoka De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91), born in Kalutara, Sri Lanka
  • 1956 Evelin Jahl, German discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • 1956 T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact), born in Chennai, India
  • 1957 Harvey Glance, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phenix City, Alabama
  • 1958 Bart Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Petra Delhees, Swiss tennis star, born in Aarau, Switzerland
  • 1961 Byron Scott, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1962 Jure Franko, Slovenian-Yugoslav alpine skier, born in Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • 1963 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Jeff Beukeboom, Canadian ice hockey player, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Ajax, Canada
  • 1965 Steve Bull, English footballer, born in Tipton, Staffordshire
  • 1965 Jaime Alves, Portuguese soccer midfielder (3 caps; Boavista), born in Espinho, Portugal (d. 2020)
  • 1966 Jason Garrett, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Nathalie Herreman, French tennis star, born in Sainte-Adresse, France
  • 1967 David Lang, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Loma Linda, California
  • 1967 Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Shawn Boskie, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Hawthorne, Nevada
  • 1968 Nasser Hussain, English cricketer (Essex & England batsman), born in Chennai, India
  • 1968 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London
  • 1969 Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1969 Earnest Stewart, American soccer player (Willem II), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • 1969 Elliot Perry, NBA guard, 1991-92, 1994-2002 (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, and 5 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1969 Scottie Graham, NFL running back, 1992-97 (Minnesota Vikings, and 2 other teams), and college atheletic director, born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1970 James Johnson, American NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • 1970 Jason B Gailes, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Dighton, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles
  • 1971 Damien Marsh, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (World Championship, 1995 -Silver medal), born in Goondiwindi, Queensland
  • 1971 Wesley Person, NBA guard, 1994-2005 (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and 5 other teams), born in Brantley, Alabama
  • 1972 Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • 1972 Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1972 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
  • 1974 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 Mark King, English snooker player
  • 1975 Atta-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (quickie, debut v England, 1992 at age 17), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1975 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 Derek Hill, American racing driver, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1980 Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
  • 1980 Luke Walton, American basketball head coach (Sacramento Kings 2019; LA Lakers 2016-18; NBA C'ships 2009-10, LA Lakers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1981 Edwar Ramirez, American baseball player
  • 1983 Ryan Ashington, English footballer
  • 1984 Christopher Samba, French-born footballer
  • 1984 Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1985 Stan Wawrinka, Swiss tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1986 Barbora Strýcová, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 2019; 6 x Federation Cup), born in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
  • 1989 Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
  • 1989 Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
  • 1989 Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer