On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on March 30

  • 1879 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (World Alllround Speed Skating champion 1905), born in Edam. Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1904 Ripper Collins, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1935, 36, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL HR leader 1934; St Louis Cardinals), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • 1905 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1912 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • 1927 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)
  • 1939 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)

Person of interestJerry Lucas

1940 Jerry Lucas, NBA center (Olympic gold 1960, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 1940 Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
  • 1940 Jim Criner, American college football coach (Boise State, Iowa State, Scottish Claymores), born in Lurton, Arkansas
  • 1941 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1943 Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
  • 1948 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin
  • 1952 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1958 Joey Sindelar, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1960 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1961 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)

  • 1963 Jenny Lidback, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1995), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1963 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1964 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1964 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • 1966 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author, born in Aigio, Greece
  • 1967 Julie Richardson, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970 Secretariat, American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown, 1973), born in Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1971 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American 100m athlete and long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1973 Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Jan Koller, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslavakia
  • 1974 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
  • 1976 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • 1976 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1976 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • 1978 Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1980 Liriel Higa, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
  • 1983 Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1984 Mario Ančić, Croatian tennis player (world #7 2006; Davis Cup 2005), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1984 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player (US Open 2011; 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Tour Finals doubles 2005, 06), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1986 Sergio Ramos, Spanish soccer defender (Europe's most capped male outfield player; Real Madrid), born in Camas, Seville, Andalusia

Person of interestRichard Sherman

1988 Richard Sherman, American NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Compton, California

NFL Player Richard Sherman
NFL Player
Richard Sherman
  • 1993 Lee Mi-hyang, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration 2019 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea