On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on May 2

Eddie Collins

1887 Eddie Collins, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago White Sox), born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

  • 1901 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Aileen Riggin, American diver (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Laurie Nash, Australian cricket fast-bowler (2 Tests, 10 wickets) and VFL player & coach (South Melbourne), born in Melbourne, 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 (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 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)

Luis Suárez Miramontes

1935 Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager regarded as one of Spain's greatest players, born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

  • 1939 Gates Brown, American MLB outfielder (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 sports administrator, (8th President International Olympic Committee 2001-13), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Loyd Phillips, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman (University of Arkansas; Chicago Bears), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 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
  • 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 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • 1968 Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland

Brian Lara

1969 Brian Lara, West Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (131 Tests; WR Test score 400no 2004; 11,953 runs @ 52.88; 34 x 100; 299 ODIs), 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
  • 1974 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Andy Johnson, Welsh soccer midfielder (15 caps; WBA, Nottingham Forest), 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

David Beckham

1975 David Beckham, English soccer midfielder (115 caps [58 as captain]; Man Utd, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris SG, LA Galaxy) and owner (Inter Miami CF, Salford City), born in London, England

  • 1977 Amy D'Entremont, American figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Luke Hudson, American MLB baseball pitcher, 2002-07 (Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals), 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

Kyle Busch

1985 Kyle Busch, American auto racer, (NASCAR Cup Series Champion 2015), 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
  • 1990 Francesco Friedrich, German bobsledder (4 x Olympic gold 2018, 22; 13 x World C'ship gold 2011-21), born in Pirna, Germany
  • 2000 Thomas Dean, British swimmer (Olympic gold men's 200m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay), born in London, England