Birthdays in Sport on July 23

  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • 1898 Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
  • 1917 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1928 Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • 1936 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
  • 1941 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1947 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
  • 1949 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • 1952 Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)

Person of interestGraham Gooch

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

Cricketer Graham Gooch
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  • 1957 Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
  • 1958 Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
  • 1961 Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1962 Terry-Jo Myers, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1963 Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1964 Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1965 Brett Faryniarz, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1966 Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967 Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1968 Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
  • 1968 Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
  • 1968 Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1968 Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
  • 1969 Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1969 Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1969 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1969 Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 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 baseball player
  • 1974 Maurice Greene, American 100m runner, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1974 Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1974 Terry Glenn, American football player
  • 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
  • 1979 Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 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