Birthdays in Sport on December 9

  • 1853 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1871 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1889 John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1915 Colin McCool, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s)
  • 1928 AndrĂ© Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • 1933 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Orville Moody, American golfer (US Open 1969), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1938 [David] Deacon Jones, American NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington), born in Eatonville, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • 1949 Thomas O Kite Jr, PGA golfer (1978 BC Open, Crosby 1983), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1953 World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1960 Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays), manager and coach, born in San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, Dominican Republic
  • 1961 Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis star
  • 1961 Ian Andrew Wright, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1963 Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)

  • 1963 Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer
  • 1964 Petr Briza, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1965 Joe Ausanio, American baseball player
  • 1966 Dana Murzyn, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1967 Caryn Kadavy, Erie Pa, figure skater
  • 1967 Cathy Mockett, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-7th), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1967 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle (Carolina Panthers, NY Giants)
  • 1967 Jason Dozzell, English footballer
  • 1968 Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • 1968 Kurt Angle, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Greg[ory] Klingsporn, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1969 Ramon Garcia, Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer
  • 1970 Donald Douglas, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Marlin Cannon, 200m/400m runner, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Clifton Abraham, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Petr Nedved, Libercec CZE, NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins)
  • 1971 Todd Van Poppel, Hinsdale IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1972 Fabrice Santoro, Tahiti, tennis star
  • 1972 Paul Greene, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Tony Batista, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • 1974 Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach
  • 1975 Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Chris Booker, American baseball player
  • 1977 Shayne Graham, American football player
  • 1978 Mandy James, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1979 Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist
  • 1981 Mardy Fish, American tennis player
  • 1982 Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
  • 1982 Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete
  • 1983 Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer
  • 1983 Jermaine Beckford, English footballer