Birthdays in Sport on May 3

  • 1857 George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1867 Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England)
  • 1876 Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
  • 1876 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
  • 1904 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • 1918 Ted Bates, English former footballer (d. 2003)

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1921 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1922 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1933 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1934 Henry Cooper, English boxer
  • 1938 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
  • 1939 Jose Torres, American boxer (Olympics)
  • 1940 Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager
  • 1942 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)
  • 1946 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
  • 1946 Norm Chow, American football coach
  • 1952 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh
  • 1955 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
  • 1956 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps)
  • 1961 Steve McClaren, English football manager
  • 1962 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1963 Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)

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1964 Ron Hextall, Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders), born in Brandon, Manitoba

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1965 John Jensen, Danish footballer
  • 1966 Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Karen Kraft, San Mateo California, rower (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1970 Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
  • 1970 Ted Crowley, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1971 James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1973 Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
  • 1973 Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1976 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
  • 1977 Ryan Dempster, American baseball player
  • 1978 Lawrence Tynes, American football player
  • 1982 Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-born American football player
  • 1983 Joseph Addai, American football player
  • 1983 Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
  • 1983 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1990 Brooks Koepka, American PGA golfer (US Open 2017), born in West Palm Beach, Florida