On This Day

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, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1967 runner-up), born in Jackson, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1943 Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Canadiens, Blackhawks), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • 1952 Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1955 Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2001)
  • 1959 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1960 Jodie Mudd, American golfer (Players C'ship 1990), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Donna Weinbrecht, American skier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1966 Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • 1967 Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1969 Martín López-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969 Nadeem Shahid, English cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1969 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • 1970 Cristiano Caratti, Italian tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles), born in Acqui Terme, Italy
  • 1971 Chuck Adams, Pacific Palisades California, tennis star (1989 USTA Boys), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 1972 Rachel Hetherington, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2001 runner-up, 8 LPGA Tour titles), born in Port Macquarie, NSW
  • 1973 Derek Armstrong, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Patrick Poulin, Canadian NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Vanier, Quebec, Canada
  • 1974 Joey Kent, American football wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1974 Sam Madison, American football cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Thomasville, Georgia
  • 1974 Bret Anderson, Canadian football slot back (BC Lions), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1976 Tamas Buday Jr, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1977 Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player, born in Willemstad, Curaçao
  • 1977 Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1977 Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer, born in Hongcheon, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 1978 Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 2000, World C'ship gold 2001), born in Etya, Ethiopia
  • 1981 Sean Henn, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1983 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player, born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia
  • 1983 Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier (Olympic gold 2006), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
  • 1984 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess grandmaster (Women's World Chess Champion 2008-10), born in Perm, Russia
  • 1986 Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater, born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • 1988 Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1988 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1989 Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player, born in Nuremberg, West Germany

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2000 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California

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