Birthdays in Sport on June 23

  • 1884 Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1892 Able Kiviat, American runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1904 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
  • 1916 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • 1917 Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
  • 1922 Leonard Dorfman, horse trainer
  • 1922 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • 1932 Bob Blair, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 19 Tests in 50s)
  • 1940 Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)
  • 1940 Simon Hobday, South African golfer (1994 US Senior Open), born in Mafikeng, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)
  • 1949 Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1951 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • 1953 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1955 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • 1956 Tony Hill, American football player
  • 1957 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • 1959 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1961 LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1962 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • 1963 Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
  • 1964 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • 1965 John "Chip" McKibben II, Balboa Island California, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Leith Wastle, Benalla VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1965 Peter O'Malley, Bathurst NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Barbara Jordan, US softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1966 Chantal Daucourt, Swiss mountain cyclist (world-bronze-95), born in Bienne, Switzerland
  • 1966 Vladislav Neiman, Men's flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Israel
  • 1967 Derrick Walker, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1968 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1969 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1970 A C Earl, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970 Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Rich Manning, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Robert Brooks, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1971 Felix Potvin, Anjou, NHL goalie (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971 Joe Rumolo, CFL defensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France
  • 1973 Mark Larsen, Danish gallop jockey
  • 1974 Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1974 Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1975 Alexander Serikow, Landshut GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • 1975 Jane Jamieson, Australian heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Kevin Dyson, American football player
  • 1976 Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • 1976 Wade Barrett, American soccer player
  • 1976 Brandon Stokley, American football player
  • 1976 Patrick Vieira, French footballer
  • 1977 Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Matt Light, American football player
  • 1979 LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
  • 1980 Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
  • 1983 Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
  • 1988 Milk [Daniel Donigan], American figure skater and drag performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1992 Bridget Sloan, American gymnast, born in Cincinnati, Ohio