Birthdays in Sport on September 28

  • 1872 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • 1882 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • 1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1887 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1889 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1905 Max Schmeling, German boxer (world heavyweight champion 1930-32), born in Klein Luckow, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1905 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1907 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • 1907 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1911 Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer

Person of interestAlice Marble

1913 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1919 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • 1935 Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer (14 PGA Tour wins), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1941 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • 1942 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • 1943 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • 1945 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1946 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • 1948 Marielle Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1968) [or 1945]
  • 1951 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1952 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • 1954 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1958 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1959 Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1959 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • 1960 Derek James, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1960 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • 1960 Tom Byrum, American professional golfer, born in Onida, South Dakota
  • 1961 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1961 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
  • 1962 Irving Fryar, American NFL wide receiver (5-time Pro Bowl, #1 pick 1984 Draft), born in Mount Holly Township, New jersey
  • 1962 Laurie Rinker-Graham, LPGA golfer (1986 LPGA Corning), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • 1963 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964 Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • 1966 Kevin Baker, Canadian Tour golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1988), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)
  • 1967 Darion Conner, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Jason Dungjen, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Oswald Drawdy, Hampton SC, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 SC Amateur)
  • 1968 Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
  • 1968 Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1969 Jack O'Keffe, Australian golfer, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969 L Janusz Hooker, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
  • 1970 Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1970 Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1971 Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 David Weightman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Janet Evans, swimmer (Olympics)
  • 1971 Marcus Spears, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Chicago Bears, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Matthew Elliott, cricketer (Australian Test opening batsman v WI 1996)
  • 1971 Alan Wright, English footballer
  • 1972 Cathy Caverzasio, Swiss tennis star
  • 1972 Greg Ivy, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
  • 1974 Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • 1974 Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
  • 1975 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer

Person of interestSe Ri Pak

1977 Se Ri Pak, South Korean golfer, born in Daejeon, Korea

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 1979 Bam Margera, American skateboarder
  • 1981 José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
  • 1981 Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1982 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • 1982 Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982 Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
  • 1982 Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983 Stefan Moore, English footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
  • 1986 Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
  • 1989 Mark Randall, English footballer