Birthdays in Sport on November 2

  • 1877 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912), born in Darlinghurst, Australia (d. 1915)
  • 1894 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 1919 Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1903 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player, born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Durward Knowles, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968-Bahamas), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1924 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (d. 1988)

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, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936 Abdullah the Butcher [Lawrence Robert Shreve], Canadian wrestler, born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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
  • 1944 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • 1946 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer (1980 World Champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1951 Kathy Hammond, American 400m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Rita Crockett, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1958 Willie McGee, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals, NL MVP-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960 Adam Lingner, American football NFL center (Buffalo Bills), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • 1960 Robert Harold Lohr, PGA golfer (1988 Walt Disney), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Rosalyn Nideffer, South African tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1960 Saïd Aquita, Moroccan 5K runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco
  • 1962 Donna Spangler, wrestler (Coal Miner's Daughter-GLOW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Ines Diers, German 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rochlitz, Germany
  • 1964 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers), born in Pacifica, California
  • 1965 Chuck Klingbeil, American football NFL nose tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Houghton, Michigan
  • 1966 Orlando Merced, MLB outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
  • 1966 Rosalyn Fairbank, tennis player, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1967 Chris Port, American NFL guard and tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Wanaque, New Jersey
  • 1967 Derek Porter, Canadian rower (Olympic gold/silver-92/96), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Dwayne Gordon, American football NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, NY Jets), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1970 Corbin Lacina, American football NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Mankato, Minnesota
  • 1971 Pete Vordenberg, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Rota, Spain
  • 1972 Alfred Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1972 Marie Josee Gibeau, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Lachine, Québec
  • 1972 Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer, born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • 1973 Jason Smith, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998, Anaheim), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1974 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player, born in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 1975 Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver, born in Alès, France
  • 1976 Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player, born in Noord, Aruba
  • 1981 Wilson Betemit, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1982 Charles Itandje, French-Cameroonian footballer, born in Bobigny, France
  • 1987 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union player, born in Roehampton, London