Birthdays in Sport on August 23

  • 1909 Syd Buller, English first-class cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1998)
  • 1911 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1928), born in Riverdale, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
  • 1922 George Kell, baseball player
  • 1923 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs), born in Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Peter Thompson, golfer
  • 1930 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, American NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins) and sportscaster, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1941 Gloria Ehret, American LPGA golfer, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Person of interestNancy Richey

1942 Nancy Richey Gunther, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1945 Rayfield Wright, American football player
  • 1948 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • 1949 Geoff Capes, shot putter
  • 1951 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • 1958 Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
  • 1959 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
  • 1961 Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1962 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1962 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1963 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1963 Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
  • 1964 Cam Emerson, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1964 Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
  • 1966 Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1967 Karen Noble, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1967 Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • 1968 Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
  • 1968 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • 1968 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
  • 1970 Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1970 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
  • 1970 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1970 Lawrence Frank, American head coach
  • 1971 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
  • 1972 Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1972 Martin Grainger, English footballer
  • 1972 Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1973 James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1973 Casey Blake, American baseball player
  • 1974 Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner
  • 1975 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1976 Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)
  • 1977 Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer

Person of interestKobe Bryant

1978 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 1979 Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer
  • 1980 Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980 Rex Grossman, American football player
  • 1981 Stephan LobouĂ©, Ivorian footballer
  • 1981 Carlos CuĂ©llar, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer
  • 1982 Scott Palguta, professional soccer player
  • 1983 Sun Mingming, Chinese basketball player, World's tallest player at 7ft 9in, born in Bayan County, China
  • 1984 Glen Johnson, English footballer
  • 1986 Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • 1986 Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • 1988 Daniel Schwaab, German footballer