On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on August 22

  • 1857 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • 1871 James Foulis, Scottish golfer (US Open 1896), born in St. Andrews, Scotland (d. 1928)
  • 1882 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1892 Percy Fender, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 5/90, HS 60; Sussex CCC, Surrey CCC, MCC), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1893 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 6 dismissals; Cambridge University CC, Kent CCC), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)

Mel Hein

1909 Mel Hein, American NFL center (NY Giants), born in Redding, California (d. 1992)

  • 1930 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • 1935 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Paul Maguire, American football commentator, born in Youngstown, Ohio

Carl Yastrzemski

1939 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York

  • 1940 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana

Bill Parcells

1941 (Duane) "Bill" Parcells, American NFL coach, 1993-2006, 2X Super Bowl wins (NY Giants, NE Patriots, NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1949 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Doug Bair, American baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1950 Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • 1956 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa

Paul Molitor

1956 Paul Molitor, American baseball infielder (7 x MLB All-Star Milwaukee Brewers; World Series MVP 1993 Toronto Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • 1956 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1957 Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), born in Erath, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1957 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • 1959 Denise Curry, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 83), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • 1962 Gene Sauers, American golfer (US Senior Open 2016; PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1963 Lily Yip, Chinese-American table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • 1963 Tom Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • 1964 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba
  • 1966 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
  • 1967 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana
  • 1968 Henrik Holm, Swedish tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
  • 1968 Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1968 Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1968 Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • 1968 Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer, born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
  • 1969 Hipolito Pichardo, Dominican pitcher (KC Royals), born in Jicomé, Dominican Republic
  • 1969 Maurice Graef, Dutch soccer player (VVW, Roda JC), born in Horn, Netherlands
  • 1970 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Canadian pair skater (1995, 96 Can), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Stephen Boyd, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1972 Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1974 Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1975 Charles C. Smith, American baseball player, NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1975 Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Clint Bolton, Australian former football goalkeeper, born in Bundaberg, Australia
  • 1976 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1977 Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer, born in Dalvík, Iceland
  • 1980 Roland Benschneider, German footballer, born in Neuruppin, Germany
  • 1980 Nicolas Macrozonaris, French Canadian track-and-field athlete, born in Laval, Canada
  • 1981 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1983 Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist, five time world champion, born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • 1984 Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England
  • 1985 Brittany Lang, American golfer (US Open 2016), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1997 Eddie Williams, American pastor and former fullback (Cleveland Browns), born in San Mateo, California