Birthdays in Sport on March 17

  • 1872 Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
  • 1874 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race

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1902 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1907 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)

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1914 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1915 William Roycroft, Austrian equestrian 3 day (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1919 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)
  • 1921 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • 1939 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • 1939 Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
  • 1944 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1945 Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer
  • 1948 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • 1949 Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1953 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1959 Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1959 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1962 Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
  • 1963 Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)
  • 1964 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1964 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1964 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • 1964 Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • 1964 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1965 Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
  • 1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1966 Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
  • 1967 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Kim Cathrein, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th), born in Salinas, California
  • 1967 Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
  • 1968 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1968 Tyrone Hill, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1969 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
  • 1971 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1971 Tommy Thigpen, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1971 Bill Mueller, American baseball player
  • 1972 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Jerome Woods, safety (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Eric Lane, running back (NY Giants)
  • 1974 John Hall, kicker (NY Jets)
  • 1976 Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1976 Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • 1979 Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • 1981 Kyle Korver, American Basketball Player
  • 1981 Servet Çetin, Turkish Football Player
  • 1982 Steven Pienaar, South African footballer

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1997 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (Olympic Golds 2012, 2016), born in Washington D.C.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky