Birthdays in Sport on February 15

  • 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)
  • 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 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, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1959 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
  • 1960 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1960 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic)
  • 1965 Craig Matthews, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • 1966 Melido Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1966 Petra Huber, Austrian professional tennis player
  • 1968 Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete
  • 1969 Brian Williams, Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros)
  • 1969 Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Nathaniel Mills, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970 Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Barbara Failey-Herbert, South Africa, golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
  • 1971 Jim Butler, table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1971 Tyrone Legette, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1971 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer
  • 1972 Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Oly-G-1998)
  • 1972 Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1973 Amy Van Dyken, 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-2 g-96)
  • 1974 Erik Schulz, Port Huron Mich, pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel)
  • 1974 Tim Hall, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Caracas
  • 1974 Seattle Slew, American racehorse (d. 2002)
  • 1974 Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver
  • 1975 Robert Fuchs, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1976 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
  • 1979 Gordon Shedden, Scottish Race Car Driver
  • 1979 Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1979 Josh Low, English footballer
  • 1981 Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
  • 1986 Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer
  • 1990 Erwin Sak, Polish footballer