On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 28

  • 1841 E. M. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), born in Downend, 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)
  • 1925 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1942 Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
  • 1953 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953 Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
  • 1955 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer

Person of interestDave Righetti

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

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1958 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1960 Ken Howell, baseball player
  • 1962 Karen Marsden, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia

  • 1963 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1963 Walt Weiss, Tuxedo NY, shortstop (Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies)
  • 1964 John Burkett, New Brighton PA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1965 Matt Williams, American baseball infielder and manager (SF Giants; 5-time MLB All Star; NL home run leader 1994; NL RBI leader 1990), 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 Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Todd Perry, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1971 William Simas Jr, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Hanford, California
  • 1972 Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
  • 1974 Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)

  • 1974 András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer
  • 1977 Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • 1977 DeMya Walker, American basketball player
  • 1977 Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1977 Angela Stanford, American golfer (Evian C'ship 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1978 Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
  • 1978 Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1978 Freddie Mitchell, American football player
  • 1980 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • 1982 Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1984 Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
  • 1984 Marc-Andre Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer