Birthdays in Sport on February 13

  • 1876 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1883 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager

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1884 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1961)

  • 1908 Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1912 Jose de Capriles, American fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)
  • 1918 Patty Berg, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1919 Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
  • 1935 Tommy Jacobs, American PGA golfer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1935 Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
  • 1936 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • 1936 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1944 Sal Bando, baseball player (Oakland A's)
  • 1947 Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach
  • 1950 Leonard Pascoe, cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82)
  • 1952 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1953 Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor)
  • 1956 Liam Brady, Irish soccer player, born in Dublin
  • 1956 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • 1957 Thelston Payne, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1986)
  • 1959 Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960 Kelly McCormick, Anaheim California, diver (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1960 Gary Patterson, American football coach
  • 1961 Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer, born in Yangon
  • 1962 Jackie Silva, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1964 Evi Strasser, Bavaria German, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Kenny Harrison, triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Bas Roorda, soccer player (FC Groningen) [or Feb 21]
  • 1967 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1967 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
  • 1968 Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1970 Kevin Stocker, US baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970 Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Vernon Patao, 141 lbs (64 kg) US weightlifter (alt-Olympics-1996)
  • 1971 Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • 1971 Mats Sundin, Bromma SWE, NHL center (Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971 Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Todd Williams, US baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1972 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Juha Ylonen, Helsinki FIN, NHL forward (Oly-Bronze-1998, Phoenix)
  • 1973 Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Anthony Mortas, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1975 Mark Gerald Keddell, 200m (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1975 Ben Collins, English racing car driver (ASCAR-2003)
  • 1977 Randy Moss, American football player
  • 1979 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Kristy Powell, Fla, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
  • 1981 Luisão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Liam Miller, Irish footballer
  • 1981 Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
  • 1982 Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
  • 1985 Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
  • 1985 David Padgett, American basketball player
  • 1986 Luke Moore, English footballer
  • 1986 Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
  • 1989 Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
  • 1989 Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer