Birthdays in Sport on March 14

  • 1866 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, British high jumper (Olympic silver 36, 48)
  • 1921 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1927 Bill Rexford, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series championship 1950, youngest Cup champion [23]), born in Conewango Valley, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Bob Goalby, American golfer (US Masters 1968), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1930 Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Ray Flockton, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's) (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Mogens Palle, Danish boxing promoter (International Boxing Hall of Fame 2008) and manager (European manager Sonny Liston), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2022)
  • 1936 Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer (British Open 1963), born in Carterton, New Zealand
  • 1936 Maryan Synakowski, French soccer defender (16 caps; UA Sedan Torcy 241 games), born in Calonne-Ricouart, France (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Arturo Chaires, Mexican soccer defender (22 caps; C.D. Guadalajara), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Peter van der Merwe, South African cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • 1938 Johnny Gleeson, Australian cricket spin bowler (29 Tests, 93 wickets, BB 5/61; NSW CA), born in Tamworth, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Bruce Snyder, American college football coach (Utah State, California, Arizona State), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2009)
  • 1944 Clyde Lee, American NBA player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1946 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • 1953 Tim McKee, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1956 Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1956 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold. 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1958 Albert II, Prince of Monaco (bobsledder at 1988 Olympics), born in Monaco
  • 1960 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)

Kirby PuckettKirby Puckett (1960-2006)

American Baseball HOF centerfielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1987, 91; ALCS MVP 1991; 6 × Gold Glove Award; Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1961 Greg Anderson, American NHRA stock car driver, born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1963 Bruce Reid, Australian cricket fast bowler (27 Tests, 113 wickets @ 24.63; 61 ODIs), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964 Richard Migliore, American jockey and commentator, born in Babylon, New York
  • 1965 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • 1965 Kevin Brown, American pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Mcintyre, Georgia
  • 1966 Darcy Wakaluk, Canadian NHL goalie (Dallas Stars), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta
  • 1966 Tertius Bosch, South African cricketing pace bowler
  • 1967 Vijay Yadav, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test, 3 dismissals, HS 30; Haryana), born in Gonda, India
  • 1969 Greg Biekert, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969 Larry Johnson, American NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1969 Ty[rel] Bennion, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • 1972 Antowain Smith, American NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), born in Millbrook, Alabama
  • 1972 Aris Brimanis, American NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Chris Sullivan, American NFL defensive end (New England Patriots), born in North Attleborough, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Stephen Harper, English footballer player and coach (Newcastle), born in Seaham, England
  • 1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, New Zealand 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1978 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • 1978 Ron Dayne, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1999, University of Wisconsin; NY Giants), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1979 Love [Arsénio Sebastião Cabungula], Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1979 Nicolas Anelka, French footballer, born in Le Chesnay, France
  • 1979 Sead Ramović, German-born Bosnian footballer
  • 1980 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • 1981 Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
  • 1982 Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1983 Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer (2004 Olympic gold medal), born in Taraz, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1986 Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer

Stephen CurryStephen Curry (34 years old)

1988 American basketball guard (NBA career 3-point record holder; NBA MVP 2015-16; Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio

  • 1993 Anthony Bennett, Canadian basketball power forward (2013 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Toronto, Ontario

Simone BilesSimone Biles (25 years old)

1997 American gymnast (Olympic gold floor, team, vault, all-round 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • 1999 Marvin Bagley III, American NBA player (Detroit Pistons), born in Temple, Arizona