Birthdays in Sport on March 9

  • 1887 Phil Mead, cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1922 Herbert P Douglas Jr, Pitts, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948)
  • 1927 Jack Jensen, baseball player (AL MVP 1958)
  • 1937 Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100)
  • 1937 Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • 1941 Jim Colbert, Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)
  • 1942 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • 1944 Geoff Arnold, cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)
  • 1944 Lee Irvine, cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)
  • 1950 Danny Sullivan, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1952 Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1955 Teo Fabi, formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983)
  • 1956 Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University American football coach
  • 1957 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1957 Jon Engen, US biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1960 Mike Leach, tennis star, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
  • 1963 Kent Ferguson, diver (Olympics-92, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963 Terry Mulholland, Uniontown PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1964 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Oly-98), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1965 Benito Santiago, Ponce Puerto Rico, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1966 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Curt Schreiner, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1967 Eric Flaim, Pembroke Mass, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1967 Michael Kiselak, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
  • 1969 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Bev Oden, Millington Tenn, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Jiro Nihei, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971 Lou Benfatti, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 David Prinosil, Olmutz Czech, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
  • 1973 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Mark Harrity, cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler)
  • 1975 Adonal Foyle, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1975 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1975 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Radek Dvorak, Tabor Cze, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1978 Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
  • 1981 Antonio Bryant, American football player
  • 1981 Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer
  • 1981 Clay Rapada, American baseball player
  • 1983 Wayne Simien, American basketball player
  • 1984 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
  • 1985 Parthiv Patel, Indian Cricket Player