On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on February 13

  • 1867 Harold Mahony, Scottish tennis player (Wimbledon 1896), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1905)
  • 1876 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1883 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player and manager
  • 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, American golfer (15 major titles, US Open 1946), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d.2006)
  • 1919 Eddie Robinson, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Grambling 408 wins), born in Jackson, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), born in Gijón, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Tommy Jacobs, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), 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, American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1945 Ken Sitzberger, American diver and broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1984)
  • 1947 Mike Krzyzewski, US basketball coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Leonard Pascoe, Australian cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82), born in Bridgetown, Australia

  • 1952 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • 1953 Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor), born in Tanzania
  • 1956 Liam Brady, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner, born in Tripoli, Greece
  • 1957 Thelston Payne, West Indian cricketer (WI 1986), born in Foul Bay, Barbados
  • 1959 Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • 1959 Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1960 Kelly McCormick, US diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1960 Gary Patterson, American football coach and player, born in Rozel, Kansas
  • 1960 Artur Yusupov, Russian chess player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1962 Jackie Silva, Brazilian volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1964 Evi Strasser, German equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Inzell, Germany
  • 1965 Kenny Harrison, US triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Eddie Pye, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1967 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • 1967 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach, born in Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • 1968 Matt Mieske, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1970 Kevin Stocker, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1970 Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1971 Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • 1971 Mats Sundin, Swedish NHL center (Olympics gold 2006; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Bromma, Sweden
  • 1971 Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Barnwell, South Carolina
  • 1971 Todd Williams, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1972 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • 1972 Juha Ylonen, NHL forward (Olympic bronze 1998, Phoenix), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1973 Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • 1975 Mark Gerald Keddell, New Zealand 200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1975 Ben Collins, English racing car driver & former Top Gear Stig (ASCAR-2003), born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Randy Moss, American Pro Football Hall of Fame WR (6-time Pro Bowl), born in Rand, West Virginia
  • 1979 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
  • 1980 Kristy Powell, US gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Stuart, Florida
  • 1980 Sebastian Kehl, German footballer, born in Fulda, Germany
  • 1981 Luisão [Ânderson Luís da Silva], Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), born in Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1981 Luke Ridnour, US basketball player, born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • 1982 Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1985 Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer, born in Katerini, Greece
  • 1985 David Padgett, US basketball player, born in Reno, Nevada
  • 1986 Luke Moore, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1986 Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1988 Keegan Hirst, British footballer (Wakefield Trinity) and England's 1st openly gay professional player, born in Batley, West Yorkshire
  • 1989 Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer, born in Western Australia, Australia
  • 1989 Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil