On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 2

  • 1877 Victor Trumper, Australian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1915)
  • 1879 Marion Jones, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1899, 1902), born in Gold Hill, Nevada (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1894 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1903 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), born in Walsall, Staffordshire (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), born in Kos, Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1917 Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2018)
  • 1920 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds 1952; 5-time All Star), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)
  • 1924 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1926 Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • 1928 Leon Hart, American College Football Hall of Fame end and fullback (Heisman Trophy 1949, Notre Dame), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1932 George Sholty, American harness driver (2,934 career wins; $20 million+ purse money), born in Logansport, Indiana (d. 2000)

Person of interestKen Rosewall

1934 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1935 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1939 Tom Thacker, American basketball forward (only player to play on NCAA, ABA and NBA C'ship teams), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1940 Jim Bakken, American NFL punter and place kicker (Pro Bowl 1965, 67, 75-76; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1940 Ed Budde, American AFL and NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1970-71; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in Highland Park, Michigan

Person of interestDave Stockton

1941 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1942 Ron Reed, American NBA forward and MLB pitcher (Detroit Pistons; Philadelphia Phillies), born in LaPorte, Indiana
  • 1944 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968; world record 63.96m 1969), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • 1945 Larry Little, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (5-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1972-73; Miami Dolphins), born in Groveland, Georgia
  • 1946 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, commentator (World Formula 1 champion, 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1946 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1974-79), born in Vedia, Buenos Aires (d. 1980)
  • 1949 Alfred Riedl, Austrian soccer striker (4 caps; Austria Wien, Standard Liège) and manager (Austria, Liechtenstein, Vietnam, Palestine, Laos, Indonesia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2020)
  • 1951 Kathy Hammond, American athlete (Olympic bronze 400m, silver 4x400m relay 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1953 Rick Meagher, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy 1990; St. Louis Blues captain), born in Belleville, Ontario
  • 1954 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
  • 1958 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1959 Saïd Aouita, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco

  • 1959 Mark May, American College Football Hall of Fame guard and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1982, 87; Washington Redskins), born in Oneonta, NY
  • 1960 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • 1960 Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player (French Open doubles 1981, 83), born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • 1961 Kōki Idoki, Japanese golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2013), born in Ibaraki, Osaka
  • 1961 Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1963 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
  • 1964 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1994, 97-98; Super Bowl 1992-93, Dallas Cowboys), born in Pacifica, California
  • 1967 Derek Porter, Canadian rower (Olympic gold M8 1992; World C'ship gold single sculls 1993), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1972 Alfred Schreuder, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (NAC Breda; manager: 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1972 Marie-Josée Gilbeau-Ouimet, Canadian kayaker (World C'ships 3 gold K-2 200m 1995, 98; K-4 200m 1995), born in Lachine, Quebec
  • 1972 Darío Silva, Uruguayan soccer striker (49 caps, 14 goals; Málaga, Cagliari), born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • 1973 Jason Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (1,008 NHL games; NJ Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973 Ben Graham, Australian Football League ruckman and executive (Geelong, Western Bulldogs) and NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals), born in Geelong, Victoria
  • 1974 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; died in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash), born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2011)
  • 1974 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball shortstop (Gold Glove Award 2001, 07; Montreal Expos; Boston Red Sox), born in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 1975 Stéphane Sarrazin, French auto racer (Le Mans Series 2007, 10; French Formula Renault 1994; 24 Hours of Le Mans x 4 runner-up), born in Barjac, Gard, France
  • 1977 Leon Taylor, English diver and broadcaster (Olympic silver 10m synchro 2004; BBC), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • 1979 Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), born in Humenné, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • 1980 Diego Lugarno, Uruguayan soccer defender (95 caps; São Paulo, Fenerbahçe), born in Canelones, Uruguay
  • 1981 Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1981 Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricket fast bowler (73 Tests, 313 wickets @ 28.40; 153 ODIs), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • 1981 Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican soccer forward (16 caps; Morelia, Guadalajara), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1982 Charles Itandje, Cameroon soccer goal-keeper (12 caps; Lens), born in Bobigny, France
  • 1987 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union fly-half, fullback (16 caps; Wasps, Gloucester), born in London, England
  • 1988 Julia Görges, German tennis player (7 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1989 Stevan Jovetić, Montenegrin soccer striker (51 caps; Fiorentina, Monaco), born in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • 1995 Hanna Öberg, Swedish biathlete (Olympic gold 15k individual 2018; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Kiruna, Lapland