On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on December 13

  • 1850 G. F. Grace, English cricketer and brother of W. G. Grace), born in Downend, Bristol (d. 1880)
  • 1911 Buzz Borries, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Navy 1932–34), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1969)

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1913 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1918 Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
  • 1921 Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Carl Erskine, American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), born in Anderson, Indiana
  • 1926 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete (2 Olympic Golds 1952) born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1935 Joe Christopher, American baseball player, born in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 1935 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960; NL saves leader 1959, 60, 63), born in Hollis, Oklahoma
  • 1935 Arthur Summons, Australian rugby union fly-half (10 Tests; Gordon RFC) and rugby league five-eighth (9 Tests; Western Suburbs RLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1936 J. C. Martin, American baseball player, born in Axton, Virginia
  • 1938 Tom Shaw, American golfer (The Tradition 1993), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1943 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1945 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1977)
  • 1947 Les Joslin, Australian cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2), born in Yarraville, Victoria

  • 1948 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1949 Nana Alexandria, Georgian International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976), born in Poti, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
  • 1952 John Francome, English jockey, born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1953 Zoltán Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1953 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • 1953 Bob Gainey, Canadian NHL player & hockey bureaucrat, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • 1956 Dale Berra, American baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1956 Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1960 Randy Stoklos, American beach volleyballer (first player to earn $1m; 5-time World champion [with Sinjin Smith]), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 1960 Richard Dent, American football defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1961 Gary Zimmerman, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1962 Kendra Slawinski, English netball player
  • 1965 Stacy Sunny, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1967 Chris O'Loughlin, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Mike Mordecai, American baseball infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 Scott Zolak, American NFL quarterback (NE Patriots), born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Bo Pelini, American football coach, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1968 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1968 Shaun Stafford, American tennis star (1992 Taipei), born in Ocala, Florida
  • 1969 Sergei Fedorov, Russian NHL forward (Detroit, Olympic silver 1998), born in Pskov, Russia

  • 1970 Basit Ali, Pakistani cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-), born in Karachi, Sindh
  • 1970 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, American 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971 Mike Pelton, American NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts), born in Goshen, Alabama
  • 1972 Craig Sauer, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sartell, Minnesota
  • 1973 Shandon Anderson, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in Atlanta, Goergia
  • 1974 Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1975 Matt LeCroy, American baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Belton, South Carolina
  • 1976 Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer, born in Białystok, Poland
  • 1976 Søren Friis, Danish footballer (AC Horsens)
  • 1976 Josh Fogg, American baseball player, born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Sascha Kindred, British Paralympic swimmer, born in Münster, Germany
  • 1977 Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1982 Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player, born in Corona, California
  • 1982 Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1982 Dominik Werling, German footballer, born in Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 1983 Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer (Olympic gold 2004), born in Ruda Śląska, Śląskie, Poland
  • 1988 Darcy Blake, Welsh footballer, born in New Tredegar, Wales
  • 1988 Rickie Fowler, American golfer (US Masters 2018 runner-up; Ryder Cup 2010, 14, 16, 18), born in Murrieta, California