Birthdays in Sport on March 5

  • 1877 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • 1886 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • 1918 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • 1918 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • 1929 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • 1930 Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • 1935 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • 1936 Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
  • 1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1943 Billy Backus, American boxer
  • 1945 Randy Matson, American shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1946 Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1947 Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
  • 1951 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • 1961 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1962 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963 Eddo Brandes, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)
  • 1964 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1966 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
  • 1966 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • 1967 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
  • 1968 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968 Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
  • 1968 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • 1971 Brian Hunter, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1971 Chad Fonville, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1971 James Roberson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • 1972 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • 1972 Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1972 Mikael Tillstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • 1972 Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Nicole Pratt, Mackay Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures Australia)
  • 1973 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • 1973 Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • 1973 Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
  • 1974 Brad Schumacher, American 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1974 Hans Bond, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1974 Jens Jeremies, German footballer
  • 1975 Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • 1975 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1976 Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)
  • 1976 Paul Konerko, American baseball player
  • 1977 Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Oly-1998, NY Islanders)
  • 1977 Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
  • 1977 Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
  • 1978 Mike Hessman, American baseball player
  • 1979 Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
  • 1981 Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
  • 1981 Paul Martin, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • 1986 Matty Fryatt, English footballer
  • 1987 Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
  • 1988 Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1988 Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer