Birthdays in Sport on November 4

  • 1899 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Bob Considine, sports columnist (Bob Feller Story)
  • 1909 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1909 Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1912 H "Giff" Vivian, cricketer (father of Graham 1st Test for NZ at 18)
  • 1924 Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
  • 1929 Jimmy Piersall, baseball player (Red Sox, Senators, Indians)
  • 1930 Dick Groat, shortstop (NL MVP 1960)
  • 1933 Mildred McDaniel, US high jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1933 Tito Francona, American baseball player
  • 1938 Alan Jones, cricketer (England v ROW 1970 his only intl honour)
  • 1943 Clark Graebner, American tennis player
  • 1947 Aleksandr Tkachev, USSR, parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1947 Alexei Ulanov, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1947 Edward Matt Dougherty, Chester PA, PGA golfer (1995 Deposit Guaranty)
  • 1947 Rodney Marsh, cricketer (AKA "Iron Gloves" AKA "Bacchus" Kept wickets)

  • 1949 Kathy McMullen, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver
  • 1961 Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1962 Andre Wasiman, soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Paramibo, Suriname
  • 1963 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests 1992)
  • 1963 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1963 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1964 Fiona Pike, Adelaide Australia, golfer (S Aust State champ 1993/94)
  • 1965 Erik Norgard, NFL center/guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1966 Bubba McDowell, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • 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 Eric Fichaud, Anjou Canada, NHL goalie (NY Islanders)
  • 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