Birthdays in Sport on March 13

  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
  • 1886 John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
  • 1900 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1918 George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1921 Cyril Poole, cricketer (England batsman against India 1951-52)
  • 1922 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • 1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • 1925 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • 1929 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
  • 1938 Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1947 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
  • 1949 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1950 Bernard Julien, cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's)
  • 1950 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • 1953 Andy Bean, Lafayette Ga, PGA golfer (Western 1978, Kemper 1978)
  • 1955 Olga Rukavishnikova, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1955 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer
  • 1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player
  • 1959 Dirk Wellham, cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut )
  • 1961 Cor Lems, soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1962 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Mariano Duncan, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1963 Vance Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Akira Nogami, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star
  • 1967 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Satu Huotari, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1967 Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1969 Chris Zorich, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1969 Kevin Kaminski, Churchbridge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1971 Curtis Conway, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Li Chen, Changsha China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX)
  • 1971 Paul Henderson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Ralf Kleinmann, WLAF kicker/punter (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Robert Samuels, cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996)
  • 1971 Ryan Hayden, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • 1972 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trent Dilfer, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1973 Bobby Jackson, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1973 Dan Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1973 Trezelle Jenkins, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Corinna Broiz, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Thomas Enqvist, tennis star (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974 Vampeta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1977 Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer
  • 1978 Tom Danielson, American cyclist
  • 1978 Kenny Watson, American football player
  • 1979 Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete
  • 1980 Caron Butler, American basketballer
  • 1982 Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
  • 1983 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
  • 1984 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete
  • 1984 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player
  • 1984 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player
  • 1985 Alcides, Brazilian football player
  • 1985 Austin Scott, American football player
  • 1987 Marco Andretti, American racecar driver (grandson of Mario Andretti)