Birthdays in Sport on April 23

  • 1881 Claude Carter, South African cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1952)
  • 1900 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1905 William Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Bud Wilkinson, American college football coach (Oklahoma), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • 1936 John D'Arcy, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour), born in Christchurch New Zealand
  • 1937 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's), born in Donnybrook, Australia
  • 1937 Don Massengale, PGA golfer (1966 Bing Crosby Celebrity), born in Jackson, Texas
  • 1943 Tony Esposito, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Ontario
  • 1952 Terry Moor, tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1955 Tony Miles, chess player
  • 1956 Peter Teravainen, Plymouth MA USA, Australian golfer
  • 1957 Kathleen Lynch, Motueka NZ, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Terri Luckhurst, LPGA golfer
  • 1959 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1960 Joseph Martin Mudd, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1963 Benoit Doucet, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964 Martin Lopez-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m)
  • 1965 Donna Weinbrecht, skier (Olympic-gold)
  • 1966 Jacques "Jacq" Koumans, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1966 Richard Greenwood, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Napa Valley), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1967 Rheal Cormier, New Brunswick, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1969 Nadeem Shahid, cricketer
  • 1969 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
  • 1969 Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
  • 1970 Cristiano Caratti, Italian tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles)
  • 1970 Frank Temming, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Chuck Adams, Pacific Palisades California, tennis star (1989 USTA Boys)
  • 1972 Rachel Hetherington, Port Macquarie NSW, golfer (1993 NSW Champ)
  • 1973 Derek Armstrong, NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Patrick Poulin, Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1974 Joey Kent, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1974 Sam Madison, cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1975 Bret Anderson, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • 1976 Tamas Buday Jr, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1977 Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
  • 1977 Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer
  • 1981 Sean Henn, American baseball player
  • 1983 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
  • 1984 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Chess Woman World Champion
  • 1986 Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater, born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • 1988 Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
  • 1988 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1989 Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
  • 2000 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California