Birthdays in Sport on March 29

Person of interestCy Young

1867 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1871 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1874 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)
  • 1921 Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's), born in Albert Park, Melbourne (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Geoff Duke, English motorcycle racer (world 500cc champion 1951, 1953-55), born St. Helens, England (d.2015)
  • 1925 Emlen Tunnell, American football player, NFL safety (Giants, Packers), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 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

Person of interestWalt Frazier

1945 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • 1949 Uton Dowe, Jamaican cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl"), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
  • 1951 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain early 80's), born in Auckland
  • 1952 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Puerto Padre, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1956 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (Olympics), actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1956 Sue Fogleman, LPGA golfer
  • 1959 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • 1961 Mike Kingery, American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in St. James, Minnesota
  • 1961 Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989), born in London, England
  • 1962 Kirk Alan Triplett, American PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston-2nd), born in Moses Lake, Washington
  • 1962 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball player and executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 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, 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, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Jerry Olsavsky, 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, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Darren Chandler, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 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 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia
  • 1972 Alex Ochoa, American football outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • 1972 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • 1972 Trevor Kidd, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1972 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • 1973 Brad Bridgewater, American 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1973 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1973 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer
  • 1974 Marc GenĂ©, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1975 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1976 Jennifer Capriati, tennis pro (Olympic gold 1992), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1976 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1981 Jlloyd Samuel, WestIndian-born footballer
  • 1985 Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
  • 1985 Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
  • 1986 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer