Birthdays in Sport on November 3

  • 1856 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)
  • 1863 Blanche Bingley, British tennis player (6-time Wimbledon champion), born in Greenford, England (d. 1946)
  • 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)
  • 1900 Adolf Dassler, German founder of sportswear company Adidas, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1978)

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 (12 Grand Slam singles titles), 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 Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 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
NFL Player and Activist Colin Kaepernick
NFL Player and Activist
Colin Kaepernick
  • 1990 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer player/cricket player