On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 27

  • 1858 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1901 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), born in New Richmond, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • 1920 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • 1932 Ken Schinkel, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 636 NHL games) and coach (Pittsburgh Penguins 1972-77), born in Jansen, Saskatchewan (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer and coach, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Prakash Bhandari, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), born in Delhi, British India
  • 1937 Marvin Luster, American CFL Hall of Fame defensive back (6 x CFL All Star; Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Jose Tartabull, Cuban NLB player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 1939 Dave Giusti, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Seneca Falls, New York
  • 1941 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager (France 1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Sail-sous-Couzan, France
  • 1942 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic gold 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1949 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Ikawa, Japan

  • 1955 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sorel, Quebec
  • 1957 Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1958 Julia Celotto, American WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager (LA Dodgers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Martin van Geel, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • 1960 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1961 Lee Johnson, American NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals). born in Conroe, Texas
  • 1964 David Giles, Australian sailor (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis player (US Open mixed doubles 1986), born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1965 Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour titles), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1965 Kathleen Heddle OBC, Canadian rower (Olympic gold coxless pair, 8's 1992; double sculls 1996), born in Trail, British Columbia (d. 2021)
  • 1966 Chryssandra Hines, American team handball wing (Olympics 1996), born in Bristol Connecticut
  • 1966 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1967 Garry Valk, Canadian NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) and broadcaster, born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1967 Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1970 Calvin Jones, American NFL running back (Oakland Raiders), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1970 Chris Underwood, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Todd Kelly, American NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971 Larry Allen, American NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Nick Van Exel, American NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Kenosha, Winconsin
  • 1972 Jason Burns, American NFL running back (Cin Bengals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Jon Runyan, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 2011-15), NFL tackle (Tennessee Oilers), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1975 Martin Gramatica, Argentinian-American football player
  • 1976 Chad Kilger, Cornwall, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976 Saqlain Mushtaq, cricketer (Pakistan Test off-spinner 1995)
  • 1978 Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1979 Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • 1979 Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • 1981 Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • 1984 Domata Peko, American football player
  • 1986 Suresh Raina, Indian cricketer (Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings), born in Muradnagar, India
  • 1991 Nur Atikah Nabilah, Singaporean gymnast, born in Singapore