Birthdays in Sport on September 2

  • 1850 Albert Spalding, American baseball player, founder of Spalding sports company, born in Byron, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1857 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1899 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1901 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (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 downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)

Person of interestPeter Ueberroth

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

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1941 Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
  • 1943 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1948 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)

Person of interestJimmy Connors

1952 Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83 Wimbledon-1974, 82), born in St. Louis, Illinois

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1956 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1957 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • 1960 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas

  • 1960 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1961 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnatti, Ohio
  • 1961 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • 1963 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1965 Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestLennox Lewis

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1966 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • 1967 Andreas Möller, German footballer
  • 1968 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1969 Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)
  • 1969 Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1971 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • 1972 James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star
  • 1973 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • 1974 Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • 1974 Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 1979 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1980 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1981 Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1981 Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • 1982 Joey Barton, English footballer
  • 1982 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • 1983 Mark Foster, English rugby player
  • 1988 Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer
  • 1989 Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
  • 1990 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver