Birthdays in Sport on June 22

  • 1713 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1837 Paul Morphy, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1855 Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)
  • 1884 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • 1885 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
  • 1906 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1911 Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1920 Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
  • 1920 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator
  • 1923 Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
  • 1923 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer ( leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • 1939 Don Matthews, American football coach in the CFL
  • 1944 Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1947 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)

Person of interestPete Maravich

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

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1948 Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • 1948 Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1955 LeAnn Cassaday, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • 1957 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • 1961 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey

Person of interestClyde Drexler

1962 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1963 Randy Couture, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96), 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 Meyrick Pringle, cricket pace bowler (South African)
  • 1966 Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Al Carlay, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1967 Eric Green, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 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 Laryssa Biesenthal, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario
  • 1971 Kurt Warner, American football player
  • 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
  • 1978 Champ Bailey, American football player
  • 1978 Dan Wheldon, British race car driver
  • 1979 Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • 1979 Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • 1981 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1982 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • 1984 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • 1984 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
  • 1984 Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1985 Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
  • 1986 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player
  • 1988 Kieran Lee, English football player