Birthdays in Sport on February 21

  • 1883 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1903 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1910 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Peter Gethin, British racing driver
  • 1945 Sudhir Naik, Indian cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974), born in Bombay, India
  • 1946 Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • 1946 Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
  • 1949 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
  • 1951 John Parker, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1954 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1958 Alan Trammell, Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1961 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
  • 1961 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1963 Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer, born in Dunedin
  • 1963 Michael Gostigian, Newtown Sq PA, pentathelete (Olympic 16th-88, 92, 96)
  • 1964 Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
  • 1965 Keith Arthurton, cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty batsman)
  • 1966 Chris Donnels, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1966 Edie Boyer, discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
  • 1967 Leroy Russel Burrell, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • 1968 Pellom McDaniels, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
  • 1969 Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1969 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1970 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970 Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 Michael Slater, cricketer (devastating Aust opening bat since 1993)
  • 1970 Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1970 Will Moore, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)
  • 1971 Jeff Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1971 Jey Phillips, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Terry Mickens, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1973 Brian Rolston, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, NJ Devils), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1974 Alexei Lojkin, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974 Rohsaan Griffin, 200m runner, born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1974 Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 Scott Miller, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976 Robin Confer, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Ryan Smyth, Banff, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1977 Steve Francis, American basketball player
  • 1977 Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
  • 1979 Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer
  • 1979 Lonnie Ford, American football player
  • 1980 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
  • 1980 Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
  • 1983 Braylon Edwards, American football player
  • 1983 Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1984 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1984 David Odonkor, German footballer
  • 1985 Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
  • 1989 Josh Walker, English footballer