Birthdays in Sport on May 2

Person of interestEddie Collins

1887 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1901 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Aileen Riggin, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
  • 1925 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), born in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Maury Allen, American sportswriter and columnist (New York Post), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1939 Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Bryan Davis, West Indian cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965), born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • 1941 Clay Carroll, American baseball player, born in Clanton, Alabama
  • 1942 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1953 Jamaal Wilkes, American NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1955 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • 1958 Kim Jones, American road runner, born in Sonoma, California
  • 1960 Ravi Ratnayeke, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • 1961 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, born in Newcastle, NSW (d. 2017)
  • 1962 Nancy Harvey, Canadian LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1962 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • 1963 Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1963 Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Point Coupee, Louisiana
  • 1964 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner, born in Bulli, New South Wales (d. 2008)
  • 1968 Reggie Slack, American CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Milton, Florida
  • 1968 Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1969 Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1969 Glen Young, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Greg Bishop, American NFL guard (NY Giants), born in Stockton, California
  • 1972 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972 Jill Savery, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972 Peter Ogilvie, Canadian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972 Paul Adcock, English footballer, born in Ilminster, England
  • 1973 Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
  • 1974 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer, born in Bristol, England
  • 1975 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1975 David Beckham, English footballer (Manchester United, England, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid), born in London, England
  • 1977 Amy D'Entremont, American figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Luke Hudson, American baseball player, born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1979 Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1979 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, born in Murmansk, Russia (d. 2003)
  • 1980 Tim Borowski, German footballer, born in Neubrandenburg, East Germany
  • 1980 Miloš Glogovac, Serbian football player, born in Serbia
  • 1980 Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder, born in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
  • 1980 Zat Knight, English footballer, born in Solihull, England
  • 1980 Troy Murphy, American basketball player, born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1980 Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 1981 Matt Murray, English football goalkeeper, born in Solihull, England
  • 1981 Chris Kirkland, English football goalkeeper, born in Barwell, England
  • 1984 Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • 1984 Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player, born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • 1985 Kyle Busch, American race car driver, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1985 Sarah Hughes, American figure skater, born in Great Neck, New York
  • 1985 David Nugent, English footballer, born in Huyton, England
  • 1985 Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player, born in West Palm Beach, Florida