SPORT BIRTHDAYS

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Today: French skier Jean-Claude Killy, the first overall World Cup champion (1943).

Tomorrow: Clive Lloyd, the former West Indian cricket captain and scorer of some 7,515 Test runs, who led his side to victory in the first two World Cups, in 1975 and 1979 (1944). Ed Moses, Olympic 400m champion in 1976 and 1984 (1955).

Wednesday: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion, unbeaten in his 49 professional fights (1923).

Thursday: Jimmy Connors, twice Wimbledon champion and remembered for his rivalry with compatriot John McEnroe (1952).

Saturday: Australia's Dawn Fraser, the only swimmer to win gold medals in the same event at three consecutive Olympics, triumphing in the 100 metres freestyle in 1956, 1960 and 1964 (1937).

Two American golfers; Raymond Floyd, the first man to win on the regular and senior Tour in the same season (1942), and Tom Watson, the American golfer with 30 US Tour wins and five British Open titles to his name (1949).

Sunday: John Wisden, a first-class cricketer for Sussex, but best known as an unparalled compiler of cricketing records, giving his name to what has become the cricketer's "Bible" (1826).

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