Birthdays in Sport on November 5

Person of interestTeddy Flack

1873 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1891 Bert McGirr, cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series)
  • 1891 Earle "Greasy" Neale, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1901 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series)
  • 1904 Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • 1905 George Bissett, cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28)
  • 1916 Len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II)
  • 1916 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • 1920 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)
  • 1938 César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • 1939 Ken Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ)
  • 1947 Oleg Antropov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1950 Debbie Massey, American LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Person of interestBill Walton

1952 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 1952 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer

  • 1960 Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1962 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1963 Hans Gilhaus, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1966 Nayim, Spanish footballer
  • 1967 Frank Pollack, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1967 Grant Leury, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967 Percy Snow, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Steve Wagner, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1968 Cary Blanchard, NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1968 Chris Gray, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1968 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1970 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Ryan Wetnight, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Erick Walder, triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1971 Sergei Berezin, Voskrensensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1971 Todd Collins, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Rob Jones, English footballer
  • 1972 Tracy Greene, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Alexei Yashin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators)
  • 1973 James Collins, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1973 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1973 Kate Anderson, Australian 1.5k/3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Rupert Grant, NFL fullback (NE Patriots)
  • 1974 Conrad Hamilton, cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1974 Jerry Stackhouse, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1974 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
  • 1977 Tuula Puputti, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Richard Wright, English footballer
  • 1978 Bubba [Gary Lester] Watson Jr., American golfer (Masters Tournament 2012, 2014), born in Bagdad, Florida
  • 1980 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
  • 1980 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983 Mike Hanke, German footballer
  • 1984 Nick Folk, American football player
  • 1984 Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player
  • 1986 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • 1988 Virat Kohli, Indian cricket batsman (Captain of India 2013-), born in Delhi, India
  • 1992 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana