Birthdays in Sport on September 2

  • 1850 A. G. Spalding, American Baseball HOF pitcher, manager and executive (NL wins leader 1871–76; President, co-owner Chicago White Stockings; co-founder of Spalding sporting goods company), born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1857 Thomas Groube, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; Victoria CA), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1927)
  • 1899 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1901 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), born in Fremantle, Western Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (Liverpool, 1959-74), born in Glenbuck, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1981)
  • 1916 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Lech am Arlberg, Austria

Peter Ueberroth

1937 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

  • 1938 John Angus, English soccer defender (1 cap; Burnley 439 games), born in Amble, England (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league fullback, captain and coach (24 Tests; St. George RLFC; ARL "Immortal"), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1941 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1944 Orlando Martínez, Cuban boxer (Olympic gold bantamweight 1972), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2021)
  • 1948 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)

Jimmy Connors

1952 Jimmy Connors, American tennis player (8-time Grand Slam winner, 109 titles overall), born in Belleville, Illinois

  • 1956 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1957 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • 1960 Eric Dickerson, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (NFL single-season rushing record 2,105 yards, 1984; Pro Bowl 1983, 84, 86–89; LA Rams), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 1960 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1961 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • 1961 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1963 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1965 Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Lennox Lewis

1965 Lennox Lewis, British/Canadian boxer (Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion 1999), born in London, England

  • 1966 Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby union prop (69 caps [captain 16]; Milano, Harlequins, Bologna), born in Latina, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1966 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • 1967 Andreas Möller, German footballer
  • 1968 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1969 Shani Waugh, Australian golfer (US Open 2002 3rd), born in Bunbury West Australia
  • 1969 Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1971 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1972 James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star
  • 1973 Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • 1973 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • 1974 Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 1978 Matthew Watkins, Welsh rugby union centre (18 caps; Newport, Llanelli Scarlets), born in Newport, Wales (d. 2020)
  • 1979 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1980 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1981 Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • 1981 Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1982 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • 1982 Joey Barton, English soccer midfielder (1 cap; Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR, Burnley) and manager (Fleetwood Town, Bristol Rovers), born in Huyton, England
  • 1988 Ishant Sharma, Indian cricket fast bowler (102 Tests, 306 wickets; 80 ODIs, 115 wickets; Sussex, Delhi Capitals), born in Delhi, India
  • 1989 Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
  • 1990 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2022; Formula BMW UK 2007; All-Japan Formula 3 C'ship 2009), born in Kumla, Sweden