Birthdays in Sport on September 5

  • 1826 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • 1874 Nap Lajoie, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • 1909 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1923 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1937 Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1951 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • 1952 Graham Salmon, British blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man) (d. 1999)
  • 1954 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • 1955 Bruno Zarrillo, Italian-Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1956 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1957 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands
  • 1959 Tom Pernice Jr, American professional golfer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1960 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1960 Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1962 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • 1963 Brandon Krovoza, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1963 Dave Brantley, Florence Alabama, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1963 John Elliott, American professional golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1963 Tim McKyer, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1964 Frank Farina, Australian footballer, born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1965 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966 Simone Jacobs, British 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • 1966 Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer, born in Loznica, Serbia
  • 1967 Rein van Duynhoven, Dutch soccer player (Helmond Sport, MVV), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • 1968 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1968 Yuki Ishikawa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1969 Maurice Miller, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Leonardo Araujo, Brazilian footballer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1969 Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1970 Brad Hopkins, American NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1970 Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1970 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
  • 1970 Willie Clay, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1971 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1971 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1971 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972 Dirk Copeland, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jimmy Haynes, Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1972 Tom Carter, American NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1973 Jenny Whittle, Australian basketball center (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • 1974 Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer, born in Grenada
  • 1975 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
  • 1975 George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • 1975 Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • 1976 Tatyana Gutsu, Ukrainian artistic gymnast, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1977 Rosevelt Colvin, American football player, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1977 Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer (All Blacks), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1978 Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer, born in New Winthorpes, Antigua
  • 1979 John Carew, Norwegian footballer, born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • 1979 Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster, born in Collingwood, Canada
  • 1979 George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1980 Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • 1981 Drew Carter, American football player, born in Solon, Ohio
  • 1981 Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player, born in Livorno, Italy
  • 1982 Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1983 Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1983 Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1985 Ryan Guy, American soccer player, born in Carlsbad, California
  • 1990 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea