Birthdays in Sport on March 15

  • 1844 Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
  • 1878 Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
  • 1882 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
  • 1897 Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • 1923 George Vogel, race horse trainer
  • 1926 Norm Van Brocklin, NFL QB/coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
  • 1944 Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Oly-Bronze-68)
  • 1945 Jorgen Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1945 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • 1946 Bobby Bond, baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
  • 1947 David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • 1947 Tomas Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1953 Colin Croft, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)
  • 1955 Mohsin Khan, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s)
  • 1956 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1957 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • 1959 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • 1959 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1961 Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1961 Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1963 Don Simington, American jockey, born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • 1964 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
  • 1964 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1964 Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
  • 1965 Marianne Morris, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1966 Karen Weiss, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967 Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Rob Anderson, Kamloops BC, Canadian Tour golfer (BC Amateur-1990, 92)
  • 1969 Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
  • 1969 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
  • 1970 Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Diego Nargiso, tennis pro, born in Naples, Italy
  • 1970 Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970 Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1971 Patrick Reidy, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972 David Rhodes, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Filip Dewulf, Belgian tennis star
  • 1972 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1973 Franca Fehlauer, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1974 Imad Baba, Humble Tx, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1974 Robert Fick, American baseball player
  • 1975 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1976 Laurent Gras, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1979 Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
  • 1980 Deidra Graham, Salt Lake City Utah, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
  • 1981 Mikael Forssell, Finnish footballer
  • 1982 Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
  • 1985 Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
  • 1985 Tom Chilton, British racing driver
  • 1988 Ever Guzman, Mexican footballer
  • 1993 Paul Pogba, French football player (Manchester United, French national team), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France