Birthdays in Sport on January 23

  • 1884 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1915 Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1919 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • 1923 Horace Ashenfelter, American 3000m steeplechase (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1928 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • 1930 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 1936 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • 1942 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • 1944 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1946 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • 1951 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1952 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • 1953 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1954 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • 1960 Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
  • 1960 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1966 Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Scott Fortune, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1967 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
  • 1968 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
  • 1968 Petr Korda, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968 Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
  • 1969 Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1969 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • 1970 Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Mark Wohlers, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98)
  • 1970 Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
  • 1971 James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Julie Foudy, SD California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Mark Grimmette, doubles luger (Olympics-1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1972 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
  • 1973 Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1974 Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
  • 1974 Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
  • 1975 Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1976 Byron Hanspard, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1976 Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player
  • 1979 Larry Hughes, American basketball player
  • 1979 Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1980 Theresa Kulikowski, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1981 Rob Friend, Canadian footballer
  • 1982 Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
  • 1985 Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
  • 1986 Steven Taylor, English footballer