Birthdays in Sport on August 22

  • 1857 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • 1882 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1892 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)
  • 1897 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)

Person of interestMel Hein

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

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1930 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Paul Maguire, American football commentator, born in Youngstown, Ohio

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

1939 Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1940 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana

Person of interestBill Parcells

1941 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1949 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Doug Bair, baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1950 Ray Burris, baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • 1954 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1956 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1956 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), 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, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1957 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • 1958 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959 Denise Curry, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • 1961 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1962 Gene Craig Sauers, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1963 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • 1963 Thomas Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • 1964 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

Person of interestMats Wilander

1964 Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French), born in Vaxjo, Sweden

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1965 Patricia Hy-Boulais, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 1966 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
  • 1967 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana
  • 1968 Henrik Holm, tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
  • 1968 Horst Skoff, tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1968 Michael Curry, American basketball player and coach (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), 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, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, NY
  • 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
  • 1997 Eddie Williams, American pastor and former fullback (Cleveland Browns), born in San Mateo, California