Birthdays in Sport on February 19

  • 1855 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1891 J C White, English cricket spin bowler (15 Tests, 49 wickets; 10-76 Somerset v Worcestershire 1921), born in Holford, England (d. 1961)
  • 1911 Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1999)

Eddie ArcaroEddie Arcaro (1916-1997)

American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1924 Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1924 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Leslie Laing, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold men's 4x400m relay 1952 WR 3:03.9), born in Linstead, Saint Catherine, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Garland F. Pinholster, American college basketball coach (USA: gold Pan American Games 1963; Oglethorpe University 1956-66), born in Clyattville, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Joe Crozier, Canadian ice hockey head coach (Buffalo Sabres 1971-74, Toronto Maple Leafs 1980-81), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2022)
  • 1937 Norman O'Neill, Australian cricket batsman (42 Tests @ 45.55, 6 x 100s; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Douglas Mitchell, Canadian Football Hall of Fame executive (CFL Commissioner 1984-88), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2022)
  • 1941 Warren Powers, American football running back (Oakland Raiders) and coach (Washington State University 1977, University of Missouri 1978-84), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Jon Whiteley, Scottish child actor (Moonfleet) and art historian, born in Monymusk, Scotland
  • 1954 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), born in Belém, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1956 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • 1957 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, American pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California

Roger GoodellRoger Goodell (63 years old)

1959 American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

  • 1960 John Paul Jr., American auto racer (IMSA GT C'ship 1982; 24 Hours of Daytona 1982, 92; 12 Hours of Sebring 1982), born in Muncie, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Andy Wallace, English race car driver
  • 1961 Justin Fashanu, English soccer forward (first openly gay pro footballer; first black footballer to command £1 million transfer fee), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1962 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)

Hana MandlikovaHana Mandlikova (60 years old)

1962 Czech tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

  • 1965 Andrew Jameson, English swimmer, born in Crosby, England
  • 1965 John Commins, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
  • 1966 Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
  • 1966 Matthew Ryan, American team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • 1966 Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1966 Peter Douris, Canadian NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 William White, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1967 Roel Liefden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • 1968 Rob Dimaio, Canadian NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970 Garland Hawkins, American NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Ruwan Kalpage, Sri Lankan cricket off-spinner
  • 1971 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • 1971 Glyn Milburn, American football running back/kick returner (First-team All-Pro 1999; Pro Bowl 1995, 99; Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Wally Williams, American NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1971 William Henderson, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004; Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 Terrence Rencher, American NBA guard (Phoenix Suns), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1973 Tommy Bennett, American NFL player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1975 Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
  • 1975 Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
  • 1975 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname-Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1977 Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
  • 1978 Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1979 Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
  • 1980 Mike Miller, American basketball player
  • 1981 Gil Reyes, American boxer, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1981 Nicky Shorey, English footballer, born in Romford, England
  • 1986 Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
  • 1986 Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Marta [Vieira da Silva], Brazilian footballer, born in Dois Riachos, Brazil
  • 1993 Mauro Icardi, Argentine footballer (Paris Saint-Germain), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1995 Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball center (NBA MVP 2001, 02; NBA All Star 2019-22; fastest NBA triple-double 14:33s 2018; Denver Nuggets), born in Sombor, Serbia