On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on May 2

Person of interestEddie 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 WS), born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 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 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 (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)
  • 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 International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 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 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, 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

Person of interestDavid 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

Football Player David Beckham
Football Player
David Beckham
  • 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
  • 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