Birthdays in Sport on March 13

  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), born in Westminster, London (d. 1927)
  • 1886 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1918 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's), born in Rangiora, New Zealand (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • 1925 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
  • 1930 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Joe Bellino, American footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
  • 1949 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (d. 1974)
  • 1950 Bernard Julien, West Indies cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
  • 1953 Andy Bean, American PGA golfer (Western 1978, Kemper 1978), born in LaFayette, Georgia
  • 1955 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
  • 1955 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • 1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1959 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1961 Cor Lems, Dutch soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90), born in Rotterdam, Netherlansds
  • 1962 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1963 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star, born in Ølstykke, Denmark
  • 1967 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1967 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (murdered in World Cup aftermath), born in Medellín, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • 1969 Chris Zorich, American NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Kevin Kaminski, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Churchbridge, Canada
  • 1971 Curtis Conway, American NFL wide receiver and kick returner (Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • 1971 Paul Henderson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996), born in Casino, New South Wales
  • 1971 Ralf Kleinmann, American football player from Germany, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1971 Robert Samuels, West Indian cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1971 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • 1972 Avrom Smith, American football player (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • 1972 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trent Dilfer, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1973 Bobby Jackson, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • 1973 Dan Wilkinson, American NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1973 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1973 Trezelle Jenkins, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Corinna West, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974 Vampeta [Marcos André Batista dos Santos], Brazilian footballer, born in Nazaré, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1975 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1977 Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer, born in Bouaké, Cote d'Ivoire
  • 1978 Tom Danielson, American road racing cyclist, born in East Lyme, Connecticut
  • 1978 Kenny Watson, American football player, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Tovar Municipality, Mérida, Venezuela
  • 1979 Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1980 Caron Butler, American basketballer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1981 Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1982 Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
  • 1983 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • 1984 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • 1984 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1984 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • 1985 Alcides [Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves], Brazilian football player, born in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
  • 1985 Austin Scott, American football player, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1987 Marco Andretti, American racecar driver (grandson of Mario Andretti), born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania