Birthdays in Sport on March 7

  • 1813 Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
  • 1904 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian Olympic speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)
  • 1920 Willie Watson, cricketer (England batsman & soccer international)
  • 1923 Bobo Holloman, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter on debut), born in Thomaston, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1933 Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1934 Nari Contractor, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • 1938 Homero Blancas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938 Janet Guthrie, American professional race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500 and Daytona 500), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1939 Panajot Pano, Albania's most outstanding football player of the past 50 years born in Durres
  • 1942 Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1942 U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
  • 1943 Carole Peel, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1947 Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1950 Franco Harris, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1952 Lynn Swann, NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
  • 1955 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1959 Thomas Edward Lehman, PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament), born in Austin, Minnesota

Person of interestIvan Lendl

1960 Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis champion (US Open 1985-87), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Person of interestJoe Carter

1960 Joe Carter, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1962 Peter Manley, English Darts Player
  • 1963 Mike Eagles, Sussex, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1963 Mohammad Ishaq, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1964 Amy Baltus, Bloomington IND, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
  • 1964 Jeff Criswell, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Jesper Bo Parnevik, PGA golfer (1995 Nestle-5th), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1965 Steve Beuerlein, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars, Car Panthers)
  • 1965 [Willie] Flipper Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1965 Jack Armstrong, American baseball player
  • 1966 Jeff Feagles, NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1966 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1967 Zheng Haixia, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
  • 1968 Jeff Kent, Bellflower CA, infielder (NY Mets)
  • 1968 Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 1969 Anne Marie Lauck, marathoner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Anthony Davis, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Brian Jamieson, rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1969 Geoff Smith, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1969 Matt Blundin, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Sam Gash, NFL running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Andrew Finch, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Ray Parlour, English footballer
  • 1974 Joost Volmer, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1974 Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • 1975 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1977 Ludmila Richterova, Czech tennis star (1995 Bournemouth), born in Kosice, Slovakia
  • 1977 Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer, born in Caserta
  • 1977 Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
  • 1983 Manucho, Angolan footballer
  • 1983 Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
  • 1984 Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
  • 1986 Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player