Birthdays in Sport on December 22

Person of interestConnie Mack

1862 Connie Mack, American hall of fame baseball executive and manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-50), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1912 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
  • 1918 William Kennedy, baseball player
  • 1929 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
  • 1932 Joe Clark, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1934 David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • 1935 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1938 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
  • 1944 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
  • 1947 Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)
  • 1948 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • 1948 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • 1951 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1954 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • 1954 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver

  • 1955 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1960 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Bryan McMillan, South African cricketer (brilliant all-rounder since 1992)
  • 1963 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1964 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet/Russian gymnast, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1967 Mike Sullivan, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Roland Holder, cricketer (West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-)
  • 1967 Sean Foster, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Dan Petrescu, Romanian football manager and professional football player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1968 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, US actress (Cricket-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Marcie Aguilar, US female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1969 Myriam Bédard, Canadian athlete
  • 1970 Brooks Findlay, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Gary Anderson Scottish darts player (world champion 2015-16), born in Musselburgh, Scotland
  • 1972 Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Anthony Edwards, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Kirk Maltby, Guelph, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1972 Mike Thompson, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1973 Annie Pelletier, Canadian diver (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 Jamel Williams, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975 Stanislav Neckar, Pisek CZ, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1975 Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer
  • 1976 Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete
  • 1976 Jason Lane, American baseball player
  • 1977 Joanna Hughes, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestGabriel Medina

1993 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo