Birthdays in Sport on February 15

Person of interestAlfred Carlton Gilbert

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

  • 1895 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
  • 1898 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • 1904 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • 1913 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • 1929 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • 1940 John Hadl, American football player
  • 1948 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1949 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1954 Pamela Theresa Jiles, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954 Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
  • 1956 Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
  • 1956 Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1957 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver

  • 1957 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • 1959 Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • 1959 Joe Hesketh, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Lackawanna, New York
  • 1959 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian sports commentator and wrestler, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1960 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Jock Hobbs [Michael James Bowie Hobbs], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Craig Matthews, South African cricket pace bowler (South African Test), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1966 Melido Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Petra Huber, Austrian professional tennis player
  • 1968 Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1969 Brian Williams, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • 1969 Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1970 Nathaniel Mills, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970 Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1971 Barbara Failey-Herbert, South African golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
  • 1971 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1971 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Jaromir Jagr, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • 1972 Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1973 Amy Van Dyken, US 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974 Erik Schulz, US pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel), born in Port Huron, Michigan
  • 1974 Tim Hall, US running back (Oakland Raiders), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1974 Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1974 Seattle Slew, American racehorse, born in White Horse Acres Farm, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1974 Alexander Wurz, Austrian racing driver, born in Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria
  • 1975 Robert Fuchs, Dutch footballer (PSV, DESK Kaatsheuvel), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1976 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist, born in Torrelavega, Spain
  • 1979 Gordon Shedden, Scottish auto racing driver, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1979 Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • 1979 Josh Low, English footballer, born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 1981 Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1983 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player, born in East York, Canada
  • 1986 Gabriel Paletta, Argentine-born Italian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1990 Erwin Sak, Polish football goalkeeper (Stomil Olstyn), born in Lublin, Poland