Birthdays in Sport on June 22

  • 1713 Lord John Sackville, English politician (MP Tamworth 1734-47) and cricketer (Kent CCC), born in England (d. 1765)

Paul Morphy

1837 Paul Morphy, American chess player considered the greatest of his era (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1884)

  • 1855 Sam Morris, Australian cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 1st black & of West Indian origin to rep. Australia in a Test), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1876 H. Guy Bedwell, American thoroughbred trainer (North American champion in wins x 7; earnings 1918-19; first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 1951)
  • 1884 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • 1885 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • 1900 Russell Vis, American Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold freestyle lightweight 1924), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)

Carl Hubbell

1903 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1988)

  • 1906 Richard Fanshawe, English equestrian 3 day eventing (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1911 Marie Braun, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Davey O'Brien, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1938, Texas Christian University; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1920 Chandu Sarwate, Indian cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52), born in Sagar, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Jimmy Cameron, Jamaican cricketer (WI batsman 1948-49), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Bob Bennett, American College Baseball Hall of Fame coach (Fresno State 1970-2002; record 1,302-759-4), born in Atwood, Oklahoma (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer (leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • 1936 Dick Huddart, English rugby league second rower (16 Tests Great Britain; St. Helens, St. George), born in Flimby, Cumberland, England (d. 2021)
  • 1939 Don Matthews, American football coach in the CFL
  • 1944 Michael Obst, German coxsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in German FR

Pete Maravich

1947 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

  • 1947 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • 1948 Nolan Clarke, Barbados cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • 1948 Sue Roberts, American golfer (4 LPGA titles), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1953 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1956 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • 1957 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • 1961 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey

Clyde Drexler

1962 Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, NBA guard, 1983-98, 10X All-Star (Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Olympic gold, 1992), and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1963 Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist (3-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, 2-time UFC Light heavyweight Champion), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1964 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1964 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • 1964 Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
  • 1965 Ľubomír Moravčík, Slovakian footballer
  • 1966 Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 Dean Woods, Australian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1984; silver individual pursuit 1988; bronze team pursuit 1988, 96), born in Wangaratta, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 1966 Meyrick Pringle, South African cricket fast bowler (4 Tests; 17 ODI), born in Adelaide, Cape Province
  • 1966 Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Al Carlay, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1967 Eric Green, American football tight end (Pro Bowl 1993, 94 Pittsburgh Steelers; Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1967 Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1968 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • 1969 Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1970 Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1970 David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California
  • 1971 Kurt Warner, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1999 [MVP], St. Louis Rams; Pro Bowl (1999–2001, 08), born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1971 Laryssa Biesenthal, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario
  • 1973 Benjamin Fairbrother, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 Cory Alexander, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1974 Mark Wetges, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1974 Nikolay Shirshov, Uzbekistani soccer defensive midfielder (64 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, FC Rostov), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2021)
  • 1978 Champ Bailey, American Pro Football HOF cornerback (First-team All-Pro 2004–06; 12 x Pro Bowl; NFL record most passes defended: 203; Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1978 Dan Wheldon, British race car driver (Indianapolis 500, 2005 & 2011), born in Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1979 Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • 1979 Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • 1981 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1982 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • 1984 Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016; Ryder Cup 2010, 12, 16, 18; FedEx Cup 2020), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1984 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player (Davis Cup 2010), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1984 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • 1985 Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
  • 1986 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player, born in Pago Pago, America Samoa
  • 1988 Kieran Lee, English football player
  • 1994 Marnus Labuschagne, Australian cricket batsman (HS 215; Queensland CA, Brisbane Heat, Glamorgan CCC), born in Klerksdorp, South Africa