Birthdays in Sport on September 28

  • 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, American football player and announcer (LA Rams, CBS 1950-62), born in Rennselaer, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • 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, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
  • 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 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
  • 1977 Se-ri Pak, South Korean golfer (5 LPGA major titles), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • 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
  • 1988 Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player (US Open 2014), born in Medjugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1989 Mark Randall, English footballer