Birthdays in Sport on March 18

  • 1848 Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer
  • 1877 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • 1881 Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
  • 1887 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1893 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1918 Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1918 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Laila Schou Nilsen, Norwegian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1919 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • 1923 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • 1924 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1925 Don Paul, American football player (LA Rams), (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1927 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • 1934 Roy Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
  • 1936 Tony Nash, England, bobsled (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1937 Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
  • 1937 Robin Wright, race horse trainer
  • 1937 Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • 1939 Ron Atkinson, English former footballer and manager
  • 1940 Kathy Hutchinson, race horse trainer
  • 1942 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • 1945 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1946 Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
  • 1946 Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • 1947 David Lloyd, cricketer (England opener, 214 v India 1974)
  • 1948 Eknath Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
  • 1948 Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • 1949 Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • 1950 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
  • 1952 Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1952 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (won Epsom Derby 3x), born in Newbridge, County Kildare (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Nicholas Wisdom, cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
  • 1955 Graham Porter, cricketer (1 day intl for Australia 1979)
  • 1956 "The Model" Rick Martel, [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
  • 1956 Ingamar Stenmark, Swedish slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • 1958 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1960 Guy Carbonneau, Sept-iles, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • 1961 Kevan James, cricketer (all-rounder 4 wkts/4 balls & ton v India 1996)
  • 1961 Todd Nelson, Dalles Ore, tennis star
  • 1962 Trevor Franklin, cricketer (opened for NZ mid-80's)
  • 1964 Bonnie Blair, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Oly-5 gold/brz-88, 92, 94)
  • 1964 Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
  • 1964 Paul Elliott, English footballer
  • 1965 Geronimo Berroa, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1965 Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • 1967 Andre Rison, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968 Joseph Ouellet, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1968 Pat Terrell, NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)

  • 1969 Michael Dumas, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Shaun Udal, cricketer (Hants off-spinner, England to Aust 1994-95)
  • 1969 Sheila Taormina, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1970 Sarah Thorsett, Winona Minn, 1.5k runner
  • 1973 Marlon Kerner, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973 Rob Johnson, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1974 Petra Kamstra, Rotterdam Holland, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
  • 1974 Tina Krizan, Maribor Slovenia, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
  • 1974 Torrian Gray, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1975 Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
  • 1975 Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • 1975 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1975 Brian Griese, American football player
  • 1976 Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player
  • 1976 Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976 Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
  • 1976 Michael Spillane, American wrestler, better known as Mike Quackenbush
  • 1977 Danny Murphy, English footballer
  • 1977 Zdeno Chára, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1977 Willy Sagnol, French footballer
  • 1977 Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player
  • 1977 Fernando Rodney, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
  • 1978 Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1979 Dramane Coulibaly, Malian footballer
  • 1979 Anthony Maher, American soccer player
  • 1980 Sebastien Frey, French footballer
  • 1981 Tora Berger, Norwegian biathlete
  • 1981 Kasib Powell, American basketball player
  • 1982 Timo Glock German Formula 1 driver
  • 1982 Pedro Mantorras, Angolan footballer
  • 1982 Chad Cordero, American baseball player
  • 1983 Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer
  • 1983 Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
  • 1985 Vince Lia, Australian Footballer
  • 1985 Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
  • 1986 Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1986 Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer
  • 1986 Kaloyan Ivanov, Bulgarian basketball player
  • 1987 Mauro Zárate, Argentinian Footballer
  • 1987 Gabriel Mercado, Argentinian Footballer
  • 1987 Cesare Rickler, Italian footballer