Birthdays in Sport on December 23

Person of interestCy Denneny

1891 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
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Cy Denneny
  • 1894 Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • 1901 Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)
  • 1909 Barney Ross, American Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
  • 1922 Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot-put/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1923 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
  • 1935 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • 1936 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1941 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
  • 1942 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • 1945 Richard C Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1948 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • 1949 Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)
  • 1954 Brian Teacher, tennis star, born in San Diego, California
  • 1956 Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
  • 1962 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1962 Bertrand Gachot, Belgian racing driver
  • 1963 Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1963 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1964 Andy Gabel, short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966 Hans van Arum, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, Willem II)
  • 1967 Lamar Lathon, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1969 Rodney Culver, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Stephen Grant, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Greg Biffle, American racecar driver
  • 1969 Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
  • 1970 Raymont Harris, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Pete Bercich, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Steve Stenstrom, quarterback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist
  • 1973 Tony Graziani, quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Agustín Delgado, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1975 Vadim Sharifijanov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1976 Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Brad Lidge, American baseball player
  • 1977 Becky Ruehl, Lakeside Park Ky, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1977 Alge Crumpler, American football player
  • 1977 Paul Shirley, American basketball player
  • 1978 Andra Davis, American football player
  • 1978 Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 Kenny Miller, Scottish football player
  • 1980 Cody Ross, American baseball player
  • 1981 Yuriorkis Gamboa, Cuban boxer
  • 1983 Michael Chopra, English footballer
  • 1983 Hanley Ramírez, Dominican baseball player