On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 23

  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • 1898 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1917 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, American MLB baseball shortstop, 10x All-Star (Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, 1940-58), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1928 Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Roger Hassenforder, French racing cyclist (8 stage wins Tour de France 1955-59), born in Sausheim, France (d. 2021)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 1993)
  • 1936 Benito Sarti, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Juventus, Sampdoria), born in Padua, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Richie Evans, American auto racer (9 x NASCAR Modified Champion 1973, 78-85), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
  • 1949 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)

  • 1950 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1952 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)

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1953 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

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  • 1957 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1958 Ken Green, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Danburry, Connecticut
  • 1961 Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Terry-Jo Myers, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 1998 Ben Hogan Award), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1963 Slobodan Živojinović, Serbian tennis player (US Open doubles 1986), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1964 Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1965 Brett Faryniarz, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1966 Micheal Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA record consecutive free throws during regular season [97] 1993), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1968 Amy Fruwirth, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1997 3rd), born in Cypress, California
  • 1968 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • 1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Gary Payton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996, 2000; NBA All-Star 1994–98, 2000–03; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1969 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kiev, Ukraine

  • 1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
  • 1972 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1973 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • 1973 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1973 Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
  • 1974 Maurice Greene, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m 2000; World C'ship gold 100m 1997; 100m, 200m, 4x100m 1999; WR 100m 9.79s 1999), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1974 Terry Glenn, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1974 Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1976 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
  • 1977 Neicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1977 Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player
  • 1978 Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979 Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981 Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
  • 1982 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
  • 1982 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1983 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • 1984 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • 1985 Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
  • 1986 Nelson Philippe, French racing driver
  • 1998 Deandre Ayton, Bahamian basketball center (2018 NBA Draft: #1 pick Phoenix Suns), born in Nassau, Bahamas