On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 2

Victor Trumper

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)
  • 1891 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals; Derbyshire CCC), born in Scarcliffe, England (d. 1976)
  • 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 (World Series 1946 St. Louis Cardinals; MLB All Star 1950), manager (Cincinnati Reds 1964–65) and coach (World Series 1967 St. L. Cardinals), 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)

Ken Rosewall

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

  • 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

Dave Stockton

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

  • 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