Birthdays in Sport on November 28

  • 1841 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 1911)
  • 1866 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keeper (35 Tests from 1896 to 1909), born in Holloway Head, Warwickshire, England (d. 1929)
  • 1868 William H. Lewis, American College football center and coach (first African-American selected as an All-American; Harvard), born in Berkley, Virginia (d. 1949)
  • 1876 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (early South African googly bowler), born in Swartwater, South Africa (d. 1946)
  • 1906 Henry Picard, American golfer (Masters 1938, PGA 1939), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), born in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Cecilia Colledge, British figure skater (Olympic silver 1936), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1925 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1942 Paul Warfield, American NFL/WFL wide receiver, 1964-77, 8X Pro-Bowl (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Memphis Southmen), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1945 Georg Volkert, German soccer striker (12 caps, FRG; 1. FC Nürnberg, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1953 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953 Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
  • 1955 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian soccer striker (61 caps; Internazionale 317 games), born in Sonnino, Italy

Dave Righetti

1958 Dave Righetti, American baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants) and coach, born in San Jose, California

  • 1958 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1960 Ken Howell, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • 1962 Karen Marsden, Australian field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1963 Walt Weiss, American baseball shortstop (AL Rookie of the Year 1988; World Series 1989; MLB All Star 1998; Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies) and manager (Colorado Rockies 2013-16), born in Tuxedo, New York
  • 1964 John Burkett, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, NL wins leader 1993 SF Giants; All Star 2001 Atlanta Braves), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Matt Williams, American baseball infielder (5 x MLB All Star; NL home run leader 1994; NL RBI leader 1990; SF Giants) and manager (Washington Nationals), born in Bishop, California
  • 1967 José del Solar, Peruvian footballer
  • 1968 Jonathan Brown, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Dale Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Doug Petersen, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1969 Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Nick Knight, cricketer (England opening batsman 1995- )
  • 1969 Pedro Astacio, Hato Mayor Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1969 Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1969 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969 Sonia O'Sullivan, Irish 5k runner (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1970 Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1970 Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Todd Perry, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 William Simas Jr, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Hanford, California
  • 1972 Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
  • 1974 András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer
  • 1974 Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1977 Angela Stanford, American golfer (Evian C'ship 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1977 DeMya Walker, American basketball player
  • 1977 Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • 1977 Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978 Freddie Mitchell, American football player
  • 1978 Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1978 Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
  • 1980 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • 1982 Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1984 Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
  • 1984 Marc-Andre Fleury, Canadian NHL ice hockey goaltender, 3X Stanley Cup, 5X All-Star (Pittsburgh Penguins, and 2 other teams), born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
  • 1985 Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer