Birthdays in Sport on April 22

  • 1876 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
  • 1910 R J Ritchie, tennis player
  • 1918 Mickey Vernon, baseball player
  • 1923 Betty Page, Kingsport Tn, playmate (Jan, 1955)/model (Dark Angel)
  • 1931 Robert Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (1948)
  • 1937 Kenneth Palmer, umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England)
  • 1938 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London
  • 1943 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • 1949 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Olympic gold 1968, Knicks)
  • 1958 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • 1959 Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
  • 1959 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
  • 1960 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • 1961 Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1962 David Wettlaufer, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1962 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964 Bob McCann, NBA forward (Washington Bullets)
  • 1965 Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966 Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Serge Poudrier, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1967 Bart Bowen, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1967 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1968 Carlos Costa, Spanish tennis star
  • 1968 Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)
  • 1968 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1968 Zarley Zalapski, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1969 Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 George Williams, Lacrosse WI, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1969 Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • 1969 Dion Dublin, English footballer
  • 1970 Claus Biedermann, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Nicklas Kulti, Swedish tennis star
  • 1972 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
  • 1972 Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1973 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • 1973 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • 1974 Adam Parfitt, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Brian Manning, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1975 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
  • 1975 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
  • 1975 Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
  • 1976 Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
  • 1977 Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
  • 1978 Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
  • 1979 Zoltan Gera, Hungarian footballer
  • 1980 Monica Flammer, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1980 Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
  • 1980 Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1981 Ken Dorsey, American football player
  • 1982 Kaká [Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite], Brazilian footballer (Orlando City, Brazil national team), born in Gama, Brazil
  • 1983 Matt Jones, American football player
  • 1986 Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
  • 1986 Marshawn Lynch, American Football player
  • 1987 David Luiz Moreira Marinho, Brazilian football player (Chelsea, Brazil national team), born in Diadema, Brazil