Birthdays in Sport on March 19

  • 1871 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • 1871 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • 1888 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1913 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • 1914 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • 1915 Norman Yardley, English cricket captain (late 40's)

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1927 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

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  • 1928 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • 1932 Gay Robert Brewer, Middletwon OH, PGA golfer (1972 Canadian)
  • 1939 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • 1939 Joe Kapp, NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
  • 1943 Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
  • 1946 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • 1947 Earlie Fires, jockey (Hialeah Park)
  • 1947 Vince Martino, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1947 Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1948 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)
  • 1952 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1953 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1954 Charles Pinnell, horse trainer
  • 1957 Blake Passey, horse trainer
  • 1961 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1962 Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1966 Paul Devenport, New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)
  • 1966 Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • 1967 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Tyrone Hill, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1969 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1969 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1970 Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-B-98, Senators)
  • 1970 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1971 Cory Fleming, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Kirk Botkin, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Louie Debrusk, Cambridge, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1971 Marty Moore, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Taase Faumui, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Whitney Hedgepeth, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-2 silver-96)
  • 1972 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1975 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1976 Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1979 Hee-Seop Choi, Korean baseball player
  • 1979 Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1979 Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
  • 1981 Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • 1982 Brad Jones, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • 1985 Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
  • 1987 Michal Švec, Czech footballer