Birthdays in Sport on March 4

  • 1874 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1883 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • 1884 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Knute Rockne, American College Football Hall of Fame receiver, coach, (Notre Dame, 13 National titles), born in Voss, Norway (d. 1931)
  • 1891 Dazzy Vance, American Baseball HOF pitcher (7 x NL strike-out leader; World Series 1934 St Louis Cardinals; NL MVP & Triple Crown 1924 Brooklyn Robins), born in Orient, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Rhys Gemmell, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ships singles & doubles 1921), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1972)
  • 1897 Lefty O'Doul, American Baseball HOF left fielder (MLB All-Star, World Series 1933; NL batting champion 1929, 32 NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1969)
  • 1900 Roberto Soundy, Salvadorean trap shooter (Olympic-1968), born in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • 1914 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1926 Pascual Pérez, Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • 1927 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • 1928 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Bob Johnson, American collegiate and NHL ice hockey coach (University of Wisconsin Badgers, 1966-82; US Olympic team, 1976; Calgary Flames, 1982-87; Pittsburgh Penguins, 1990-91), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Nino Vaccarella, Italian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1964; 12 Hours of Sebring 1970), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965; F1 World Champion 1963, 65), born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • 1937 Graeme Dowling, New Zealand cricket batsman (39 Tests, 3 x 100s, TS 239 v India 1968; Canterbury CA), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1938 Don Perkins, American football fullback (Pro Bowl 1961–63, 66–68; All-Pro 1962, 67, 68; Dallas Cowboys), born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2022)

Jack Fisher

1939 Jack Fisher, American MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

  • 1945 Tommy Svensson, Swedish soccer midfielder (40 caps; Östers IF, Standard Liège) and manager (Östers IF, Sweden), born in Växjö, Sweden
  • 1948 Leron Lee, American MLB player, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1948 Tom Grieve, American MLB player, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Jeff Grayshon MBE, English rugby league utility (England 11 caps; GB 13 caps; Dewsbury, Cronulla-Sutherland, Bradford Northern, Leeds, Featherstone Rovers, Batley), born in Birstall, England (d. 2021)
  • 1949 Karel Loprais, Czech rally driver (Dakar Rally truck category 1988, 94, 95, 98, 99, 2001), born in Ostrava, Czech Republic (d. 2021)
  • 1950 Judy Dickinson, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1985), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1950 Rafael Canizares Poey, Cuban basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Alacs Mtnzs, Cuba
  • 1951 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • 1953 Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
  • 1954 Peter Jacobsen, American golfer (US Senior Open 2004, Senior Players C'ship 2005; 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954 Willie Thorne, English snooker player (1985 Classic), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1957 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
  • 1960 Christina Sussiek, German athlete, born in Werther, West Germany
  • 1960 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • 1960 Reggie McElroy, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1961 David "Tinker" Juarez, American BMX and cross-country mountain bike racer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, American boxer (WBA lightweight champion), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1961 Sabine Everts, German track athlete, born in Düsseldorf,, West Germany
  • 1962 Brant Ian Woodward, New Zealand trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Hurstville, New Zealand
  • 1962 Greg Kragen, American NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Emilia Eberle, Romanian gymnast (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1964 Linda French, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964 Tom Lampkin, American catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author (The Kite Runner) and physician, born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1966 Kevin Johnson, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and politician, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1967 Daryll Cullinan, South African cricket batsman (70 Tests; 4,554 runs @ 44.21; 138 ODIs), born in Kimberley, Cape Province
  • 1967 Juli Furtado, American mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Kubilay Türkyılmaz, Turkish-Swiss footballer, born in Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • 1968 Dinky van Rensburg, South African tennis player
  • 1968 Dionna Harris, American softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1968 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1969 Jeff Tinsley, American MLB outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Shelbyville, Kentucky
  • 1969 Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
  • 1970 Dave Stevens, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1994-2000 (Minnesota Twins, and 3 other teams), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1970 Marja Helena Paluila, Finnish ice hockey player (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1971 Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • 1972 Jos Verstappen, Dutch auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class, LMP2 Drivers' title 2008), born in Montfort, Netherlands
  • 1972 Martin St Pierre, Canadian 20k walker (Olympics 1996), born in Ripon, Quebec
  • 1972 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • 1972 Robert Smith, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • 1973 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer (Valencia), born in Ledesma, Argentina
  • 1974 Karol Kucera, Slovakian tennis star (1995-Rosmalen), born in Bratislava Slovakia
  • 1974 Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
  • 1975 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1975 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1975 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
  • 1976 Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1976 Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
  • 1977 Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
  • 1977 Daniel Klewer, German footballer
  • 1978 Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1978 Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler
  • 1978 Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
  • 1980 Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
  • 1980 Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
  • 1980 Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 Landon Donovan, American soccer player
  • 1982 Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver
  • 1983 Ryan Lonie, Australian football player
  • 1984 Kevin O'Brien, Irish cricket batsman (3 Tests; 142 ODIs; 89 T20I; fastest century ever in ODI World Cup, off 50 balls v England 2011), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1984 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • 1985 Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
  • 1986 Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer, born in Sudova Vyshnia, Ukraine
  • 1986 Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
  • 1990 Draymond Green, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • 1992 Bernd Leno, German footballer (Arsenal), born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
  • 1996 Michael Gallup, American NFL player (Dallas Cowboys), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1997 Matisse Thybulle, American-Australian NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1998 Jordan Fuller, American NFL player (LA Rams), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1998 Obi Toppin, American NBA player (New York Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York