On This Day

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, Great Britain, high jumper (Olympic silver 36, 48)
  • 1921 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1927 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • 1929 Bob Goalby, American golfer (US Masters 1968), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1930 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 1930 Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1936 Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer (British Open 1963), born in Carterton, New Zealand
  • 1937 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • 1938 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • 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 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica

  • 1956 Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • 1960 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

1960 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1961 Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • 1963 Bruce Reid, cricketer (brilliant left-arm Aust pace bowler 1985-92)
  • 1964 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1964 Richard Migliore, jockey
  • 1965 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • 1965 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • 1966 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
  • 1967 Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
  • 1969 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
  • 1969 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • 1971 Ernie Brown, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1972 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1974 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • 1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1978 Ron Dayne, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1999, University of Wisconsin; NY Giants), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1978 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • 1979 Nicolas Anelka, French footballer
  • 1979 Love, Angolan footballer
  • 1979 Sead Ramović, German-born Bosnian footballer
  • 1980 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • 1980 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
  • 1981 Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
  • 1982 Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1983 Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
  • 1986 Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1986 Andy Taylor, British/English footballer

Person of interestStephen Curry

1988 Stephen Curry, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2015-16; Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio

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

Person of interestSimone Biles

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

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles