Birthdays in Sport on July 22

  • 1863 Alec Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Frank, Kent 1884-1910)
  • 1892 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • 1893 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1905 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1909 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • 1922 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1927 George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1929 John Barber, British racing driver
  • 1935 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1936 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • 1937 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • 1937 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • 1940 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)

  • 1941 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1944 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • 1944 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1949 Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1952 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1956 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1957 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1960 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1961 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • 1962 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1963 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 1964 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1966 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • 1968 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • 1971 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • 1973 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • 1977 Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
  • 1978 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, (d. 2012)
  • 1979 Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
  • 1979 Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player
  • 1980 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1980 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • 1982 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • 1983 Steven Jackson, American football player
  • 1984 Stewart Downing, English footballer
  • 1985 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player