Birthdays in Sport on December 16

  • 1850 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
  • 1882 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
  • 1882 John Berry Hobbs, England, 1st cricket played knighted (1953)
  • 1897 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • 1907 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
  • 1909 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
  • 1910 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • 1922 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist

Person of interestTom Brookshier

1931 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 2010)

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • 1938 Frank Deford, American sportswriter
  • 1945 Bobby George, English professional darts player
  • 1947 Vincent Matthews, American 400m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1950 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1952 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • 1952 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • 1954 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1955 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • 1958 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • 1960 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • 1962 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1963 Brian Clark, Brandon Man, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morden Pro-Am)
  • 1963 Cathy Johnston-Forbes, High Point NC, LPGA golfer (1990 du Maurier)
  • 1963 Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1964 Billy Ripken, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1964 Evelyn Conley, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964 Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)
  • 1965 Brent Franklin, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd), born in Barrie, Ontario
  • 1965 Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • 1965 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • 1965 Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)
  • 1965 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Clifford Robinson, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1966 Dennis Wise, English footballer
  • 1967 Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Olympic 2 gold-96)
  • 1968 Darryll Lewis, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1968 Wendy Doolan, Australian LPGA golfer (1991 British Amat Champ-2nd), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969 Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1969 Craig White, cricketer (England all-rounder 1994-95, AIS graduate)
  • 1969 Martin Ulrich, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1971 Catherine "Cathy" Symon, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Kristen Kane, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972 Charles Gipson, American baseball player
  • 1972 Željko Kalac, Australian soccer player
  • 1973 Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)
  • 1975 Valentin Bădoi, Romanian footballer
  • 1977 Sylvain Distin, French footballer
  • 1977 Éric Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  • 1979 Trevor Immelman, South African golfer
  • 1981 Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 Antrel Rolle, National Football League defensive back
  • 1983 Kelenna Azubuike, English basketball player