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, Japanese triple jumper (Olympic gold 1928, 1st individual Asian Olympic champion), born in Kaita, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Jack Cowie, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 45 wickets; Auckland CA) and umpire (3 Tests 1956–59), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Wally Grout, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (51 Tests, 187 dismissals, 3 x 50s), born in Mackay, Australia (d. 1968)
  • 1939 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)

Jerry Lucas

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

  • 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)
  • 1948 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1952 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1958 Joey Sindelar, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1960 Bill Johnson, American 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, American NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals) and commentator, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1964 Corey Millen, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Cloquet
  • 1964 Dave Ellett, American 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, New Zealand tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Mark Astley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta

Secretariat

1970 Secretariat, American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown, 1973), born in Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1989)

  • 1971 Mari Holden, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Brenden Stai, American NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1973 Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American 100m athlete and long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1973 Rodney Thomas, American running back (Tennessee Oilers), born in Trinity, Texas
  • 1973 Jan Koller, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslavakia
  • 1974 Martin Love, Australian cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995), born in Mundubbera, Australia
  • 1976 Chris Canty, American cornerback (New England Patriots), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1976 Toby Gowin, American NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1976 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • 1978 Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1980 Liriel Higa, American rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer (Arsenal), born in Rambouillet, France
  • 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 singles 2011; 9 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

Richard Sherman

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

  • 1993 Lee Mi-hyang, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration 2019 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1994 Alex Bregman, American MLB player (Houston Astros), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1995 Tao Geoghegan Hart, British road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 2020), born in London, England