Birthdays in Sport on November 29

  • 1870 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1911)
  • 1900 Håkan Malmrot, Swedish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m & 400m breaststroke 1920), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Minnie Miñoso, Cuban Baseball HOF left-fielder (9 x MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago White Sox), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Ernst Happel, Austrian soccer player, 1943-59 (Rapid Wien), and coach, 1962-92 (Feyenoord; Club Brugge; Hamburger SV, and 8 others), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1992)

Vin ScullyVin Scully (1927-2022)

American sportscaster (Brooklyn / LA Dodgers, 1950-2016; Ford Frick Award, 1982; Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, 1995), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1931 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Stephen A. DiMauro, American thoroughbred racing jockey, trainer, breeder and owner (Eclipse Award 1975; Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, Nassipour, Wajima), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1939 Gennadi Volnov, Russian basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1998)
  • 1941 Bill Freehan, American baseball catcher (11 x All Star; World Series 1968; 5 x Gold Glove; Detroit Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Roger Bambuck, French 4X100 runner (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Guadeloupe
  • 1946 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • 1949 Wayne Cowan [Dutch Mantel], American wrestler, born in South Carolina
  • 1952 Dusty Hare, English rugby union player, born in Newark-on-Trent, England
  • 1956 Eric Laakso, American NFL player (Miami Dolphins), born in New York City
  • 1959 Neal Broten, American NHL center, 1980-97 (US Olympic gold, 1980; Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars, and 3 other teams), born in Roseau, Minnesota
  • 1959 Rich Camarillo, American NFL punter, 1981-96, 5X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots, Phoenix Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Whittier, California

Howard JohnsonHoward Johnson (62 years old)

1960 American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

  • 1962 Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • 1967 Sean Carlin, Australian hammer thrower (Olympics-8-1992, 96), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1968 Dee Brown, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1968 Jiri Veber, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Praha, Czech Republic
  • 1969 Ben Iroha, Nigerian football player (Vitesse), born in Aba, Nigeria
  • 1969 Kasey Keller, American soccer player, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1969 Mariano Rivera, Panamanian Baseball HOF pitcher (13 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; World Series MVP 1999; NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1969 Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Celtic), born in Steenbergen, Netherlands
  • 1970 Lamar Smith, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
  • 1971 Amy Peterson, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Maplewood, Minnesota
  • 1971 Brad May, Canadian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Jamal Mashburn, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1973 Craig Glassock, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper 1994-95), born in Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1973 Dick van Burik, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1973 Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer, born in St David's Hospital, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1974 Pavol Demitra, Slovak NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators, Blues), born in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1976 Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1978 Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player, born in Saronno, Italy
  • 1978 Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1979 Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1982 Ashley Force, American race car driver, born in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1983 Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
  • 1985 Shannon Brown, American basketball player, born in Maywood, Illinois
  • 1987 Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer, born in Cobh, Republic of Ireland

Russell WilsonRussell Wilson (34 years old)

1988 American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1993 Stefon Diggs, American NFL football wide receiver, 2015-present (Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills), born in Alexandria, Virginia