Birthdays in Sport on December 14

  • 1901 Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
  • 1902 Billy Burke, American golfer (US Open 1931), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • 1917 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
  • 1922 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1924 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1925 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1926 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
  • 1935 David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • 1939 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player 1st African American to win Heisman Trophy (1961)
  • 1941 Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
  • 1946 Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Olympic 2 gold-72, 76)
  • 1946 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1949 Bill Buckner, California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
  • 1951 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
  • 1953 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)

  • 1954 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
  • 1955 Jane Crafter, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1956 Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • 1959 Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
  • 1961 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (Det, Balt), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1962 Bharat Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's)
  • 1962 Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1965 Christine Burton, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • 1965 Craig Biggio, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1965 Ken Hill, Lynn, Massachusetts, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1965 Lawrence Clay-Bey, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1966 Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1966 Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston)
  • 1966 Carl Herrera, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1966 Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver
  • 1967 Ali Wood, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets)
  • 1968 Cees Marbus, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1968 Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Arthur Numan, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1969 Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)
  • 1969 Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Rogerick Green, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Bradford Banta, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Chris Therien, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1971 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Marcus Jensen, American baseball player
  • 1973 Eelco Wassenaar, Neth, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Billy Koch, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1975 James Cotton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1975 Tamecka Dixon, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1976 André Couto, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1976 Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player
  • 1979 Michael Owen, English footballer
  • 1980 Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer
  • 1981 Emilie Heymans, Canadian diver
  • 1981 Shaun Marcum, American baseball player
  • 1981 Liam Lawrence, English footballer
  • 1982 Josh Fields, American baseball player
  • 1982 Steve Sidwell, English footballer
  • 1984 Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1984 Edward Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1985 Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer
  • 1985 Julio Pimentel, Dominican baseball player
  • 1985 Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • 1988 Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
  • 1989 Pedro Silva, Brazilian footballer