Birthdays in Sport on March 30

  • 1879 Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
  • 1904 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • 1905 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1908 Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
  • 1912 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • 1927 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

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)
  • 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
  • 1951 John Gosden, racehorse trainer
  • 1952 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1958 Joseph Paul Sindelar, Ft Knox KY, PGA golfer (BC Open-1985, 87)
  • 1959 Daniel Seifried, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1965 Karel Novacek, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1994 Hilversum)
  • 1966 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
  • 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 George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
  • 1971 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Matt Joyce, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Cardinals, Seahawks, Claymores)
  • 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
  • 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 Ancic, Croatian tennis player
  • 1984 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player (US Open 2011) born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1986 Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer

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