Birthdays in Sport on November 3

  • 1856 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)
  • 1871 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1880 Edmond Barrett, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic bronze 1908)
  • 1893 R Lindley Murray, tennis champ (US Open-1918)
  • 1900 Roger Blunt, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in 9 Tests 1930-32)

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

1908 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1918 Bob Feller, Van Meter, Iowa, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indian, 3 no-hitters)
  • 1930 Brian Robinson, British cyclist
  • 1934 Derek Richardson, cricketer (played one innings for England 1957)

Person of interestRoy Emerson

1936 Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon-1964, 65, US Open-61), born in Blackbutt, Queensland

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1945 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher and manager
  • 1945 Gerd Müller, German footballer
  • 1948 Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)

Person of interestLarry Holmes

1949 Larry Holmes, American heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85), born in Cuthbert, Georgia

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1949 Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1951 Azmat Rana, cricketer (one Test for Pakistan against Australia 1980)
  • 1953 Larry Herndon, baseball player
  • 1955 Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Super Bowl 1986)
  • 1956 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher (Oakland), born in Seal Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1958 Andrew Mapple, US water skier
  • 1958 Sue Daniels, Adelaide Australia, golfer (1983 Victorian Amateur Champ)
  • 1960 Sharon Monplaisir, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 [Charles] Karch Kiraly, Jackson, Michigan, American volleyball player (Olympic 3 g-84, 88, 96)
  • 1962 Kym Hampton, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1963 Howard Ballard, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1963 Stephen Corkin, judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1963 Ian Wright, English footballer
  • 1963 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1964 Brian Young, cricketer (NZ Test opening batsman)
  • 1965 John Feskens, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1965 Michael Paul Springer, PGA golfer (1994 Greater Milwaukee), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Todd Reynolds, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1966 Tracey Fuchs, Centereach NY, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1967 Rob Cowie, NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Antonio Pettigrew, Macon Ga, 400m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Lee Germon, cricketer (NZ keeper & captain 1995- )
  • 1968 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1969 Jim Mckenzie, Gull Lake, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1969 Leslie Shepherd, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970 Doug Zmolek, NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1971 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF center (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Colbie Bell, 100kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971 Darrin Hancock, NBA guard/forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1971 Matthew Lawton, Gulfport MS, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1971 William Strong, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver
  • 1972 Chris Shelling, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Verl Mitchell, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Derrick Alexander, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973 Nemone, athlete and broadcaster
  • 1974 Tariq Abdul Wahad, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1975 Darren Sharper, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1976 Guillermo Franco, Argentine-Mexican footballer
  • 1979 Pablo Aimar, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Sten Pentus, Estonian racing car driver
  • 1982 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater
  • 1984 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver
  • 1987 Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
  • 1987 Colin Kaepernick, American football player, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1990 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer player/cricket player