Birthdays in Sport on March 16

  • 1865 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1889 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
  • 1910 Aladar Gerevich, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • 1920 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1923 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • 1936 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1942 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • 1954 Hollis Stacy, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1955 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
  • 1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1960 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1962 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1964 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • 1965 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Brad Bergen, PA Sask, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1966 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • 1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • 1967 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1968 Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1969 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
  • 1969 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1974 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1974 Lamont Burns, guard (NY Jets)
  • 1974 Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • 1976 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Edison Méndez, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1980 Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
  • 1980 Todd Heap, American football player
  • 1981 Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
  • 1981 Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
  • 1981 Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
  • 1983 Brandon League, American baseball player
  • 1984 Levi Brown, American football player
  • 1986 T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
  • 1989 Theo Walcott, English football player (Arsenal, English national team), born in Stanmore, England
  • 1989 Blake Griffin, American basketball player (Los Angeles Clippers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma