On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 4

  • 1873 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), born in Mamer, Capellen, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1983)
  • 1924 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1930 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1947 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1953 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian auto racer (North American Formula Atlantic Champion 1980–81; Can-Am Champion 1983), born in Berthierville, Quebec
  • 1957 Aleksandr Tkachev, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold team, parallel bars 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
  • 1961 Nigel Worthington, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (66 caps NI; Sheffield Wednesday; Norwich City), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1963 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests; 42 dismissals), born in Penal, Trinidad and Tobago

  • 1963 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965 Erik Norgard, American NFL center and guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1966 Bubba McDowell, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Fort Gaines, Georgia
  • 1967 Alex Rousseau, US water polo 2m Offense (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Paris, France
  • 1967 Asif Mujtaba, cricketer (Pakistani lefty batsman)
  • 1967 Eric Karros, Hackansack NJ, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1968 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1968 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1969 Jan Apell, Swedish tennis star
  • 1969 Katrin Borchert, Australian sprint canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Waren (Müritz), Germany
  • 1969 Tommy Henry, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1970 Corey Schwab, Canadian NHL goalie (NJ Devils), born in North Battleford, Canada
  • 1970 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1971 Russell Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975 Lorenzen Wright, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1975 Orlando Pace, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1976 Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1976 Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
  • 1977 Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
  • 1977 So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
  • 1978 Carmen Cali, American baseball player
  • 1978 John Grabow, American baseball player
  • 1980 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • 1980 Richard Owens, American football player
  • 1981 Vince Wilfork, American football player
  • 1982 Devin Hester, American football player
  • 1985 Marcell Jansen, German footballer, born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany
  • 1986 Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
  • 1988 Dez Bryant, American football wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Galveston County, Texas