Birthdays in Sport on November 30

  • 1857 Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman)
  • 1898 Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1910 Paul Cerutti, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly
  • 1928 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1930 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)

Person of interestBill Walsh

1931 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1933 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)
  • 1946 Ken Wadsworth, cricket keeper (NZ dashing batsman)
  • 1949 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1955 Andy Gray, English soccer player

Person of interestSylvia Hanika

1959 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (WTA Tour Championship 1982), born in Munich, West Germany

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1960 Bob Tewksbury, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1960 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1960 Gary Lineker, English soccer player (World Cup 1986)

  • 1961 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1962 Bo Jackson, baseball/football player (KC Royals, LA Raiders)
  • 1964 David Wood, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1965 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1966 Phillipe Bozon, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1967 Gary Jones, NFL safety (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Margaret Platt, golfer (1995 Healthsouth-9th), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Laurent Jalabert, French road cyclist (Tour de France points 1992, 95; mountains 2001-2), born in Mazamet, France
  • 1969 Larry Brown, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Mark Lewis, American MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1970 Corrina Kennedy, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 James Brown, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 John DeWitt, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Mario Bailey, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Natalie Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Ricky Powers, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Robert Griffith, NFL strong safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Yayuk Basuki, Yogyakarta Indonesia, tennis star (1996 Hobart doubles)
  • 1971 Bryan Proby, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Heath Te-Ihi-O-Te-Rangy Davis, cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994)
  • 1971 Ivan Rodriguez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, catcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1971 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1972 Spence Fischer, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer

  • 1973 Jay Hamilton, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1973 Ty Howard, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Luther Broughton, HB (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Marcellus Wiley, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1975 Ben Thatcher, Welsh footballer
  • 1976 Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • 1977 Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer
  • 1977 Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977 Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 1979 Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • 1979 Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player
  • 1980 Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
  • 1981 Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982 Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • 1982 Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • 1984 Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • 1984 Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer
  • 1986 Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player
  • 1987 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • 1990 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • 1994 Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder