Birthdays in Sport on March 29

Cy YoungCy Young (1867-1955)

American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cleveland Spiders, Boston Americans; most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio

  • 1871 Tom Hayward, English cricket batsman (35 Tests, 3 x 100; HS 137; Surrey CCC), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1874 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • 1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), foaled at Nursery Stud, Kentucky (d. 1947)
  • 1917 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Geoff Duke, English motorcycle racer (world 500cc champion 1951, 1953-55), born in St. Helens, England (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Emlen Tunnell, American football player, NFL safety (Giants, Packers), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1929 Olga Tass, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold, team portable apparatus 1956), born in Pécs, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1930 Gundibail Sunderam, Indian cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56), born in Udupi, India (d. 2010)
  • 1939 Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), born in Banswara, India

Denny McLainDenny McLain (78 years old)

1944 American Baseball Pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1968-69; AL MVP 1968; MLB All-Star 66, 68, 69; Detroit Tigers), born in Markham, Illinois

Walt FrazierWalt Frazier (77 years old)

1945 NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1949 Uton Dowe, West Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 12 wickets), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
  • 1951 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as captain, 6 x 100s, HS 147; Surrey CCC, Auckland CA, Northern Districts CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1952 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Puerto Padre, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1956 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (first American male to win gold medal at World Championships, floor 1978; floor, horizontal bars 1979), and actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
  • 1959 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1979-97 (Philadelphia Flyers; Calgary Flames and 4 others), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • 1961 Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989), born in London, England
  • 1961 Mike Kingery, American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in St. James, Minnesota
  • 1962 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball outfielder, executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1962 Kirk Triplett, American golfer (3-time PGA Tour winner), born in Moses Lake, Washington
  • 1965 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete, born in Tripotamo, Greece
  • 1966 Dwayne Harper, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1966 Eric Gunderson, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967 Brian Jordan, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Jerry Olsavsky, American NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1968 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 James O. Williams, American NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Jeff Blackshear, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1969 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Kai Nurminen, Finnish ice hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Turku, Finland
  • 1969 Kim Batten, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m hurdles 1995; Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia
  • 1972 Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American MLB and NPB baseball outfielder, 1995-2008 (NY Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and 7 other teams), born in Hialeah, Florida
  • 1972 John Rothell, American 400m hurdler, born in Titusville Florida
  • 1972 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • 1972 Trevor Kidd, Canadian NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba
  • 1973 Brad Bridgewater, American 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1973 John Oppio, American double trap (Olympics 1996), born in Sparks, Nevada
  • 1973 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1973 Sebastiano Siviglia, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1976 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist

Jennifer CapriatiJennifer Capriati (46 years old)

1976 American tennis player (Olympic gold women's singles 1992; Australian Open 2001, 02; French Open 2001; World #1 2001), born in NYC, New York

  • 1981 Jlloyd Samuel, West Indian-born English footballer (Aston Villa), born on San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1985 Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
  • 1985 Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
  • 1986 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1987 Dimitri Payet, French footballer (Marseille), born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion
  • 1990 Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer (Norwich City), born in Kotka, Finland
  • 1991 N'Golo Kante, French footballer (Chelsea), born in Paris, France