BIRTHDAYS

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Today: Ilie Nastase was born in 1946. Although the brilliant Romanian won the French and US singles titles, he lost twice in Wimbledon finals.

Tomorrow: Liverpool and England World Cup striker Roger Hunt is 61. Desmond Douglas, who won 25 English national table tennis titles, is 44.

Wednesday: Former world champion darts player, John Lowe, hits treble 18.

Thursday: Football player, manager, chairman and pundit par excellence, Jimmy Hill was born in 1928.

Thursday: Former England cricket captain Graham Gooch is 46.

Saturday: The NFL's all-time top rusher, Chicago Bear Walter Payton, was born in 1954. He rushed for 16,726 yards and scored 109 touchdowns.

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