On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 29

  • 1870 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1900 Håkan Malmrot, Swedish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m & 400m breaststroke 1920), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)

Person of interestVin Scully

1927 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • 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 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1945 Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1946 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • 1949 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1952 Dusty Hare, English rugby player
  • 1956 Eric Laakso, American football player
  • 1959 Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • 1959 Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)

Person of interestHoward Johnson

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

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • 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, NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1968 Jiri Veber, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Praha, Czech Republic
  • 1968 Pedro Martínez Aquino, Dominican pitcher (NY Mets), born in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
  • 1969 Ben Iroha, Nigerian football player (Vitesse), born in Aba, Nigeria
  • 1969 Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1969 Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Celtic), born in Steenbergen, Netherlands
  • 1969 Kasey Keller, American soccer player, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1970 Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
  • 1971 Amy Peterson, Maplewood Minn, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1971 Brad May, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Jamal Mashburn, 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 Duane Butler, American football safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Trotwood, Ohio
  • 1973 Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer, born in St David's Hospital, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1974 Pavol Demitra, 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 Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1978 Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player, born in Saronno, Italy
  • 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
  • 1988 Russell Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio