Birthdays in Sport on March 19

  • 1859 Edward J. McKeever, American baseball executive (co-owner Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1925)
  • 1871 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • 1888 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1913 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • 1914 Jay Berwanger, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st Heisman Trophy winner 1935, Chicago), born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), born in Dunipace, Scotland (d. 2020)

Richie AshburnRichie Ashburn (1927-1997)

American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (6 × MLB All-Star; NL batting champion 1955, 58; Philadelphia Phillies) and sportscaster (Phillies TV 1963-71), born in Tilden, Nebraska

  • 1928 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • 1929 Jim Phelan, American college basketball coach (Mount Saint Mary's University 1954–2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Gay Brewer, American golfer (US Masters 1967), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Ben Lexcen, Australian yacht designer (Australia II 1983 America's Cup), born in Boggabri, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1939 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • 1939 Joe Kapp, NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
  • 1939 Peter Thorburn MNZM, New Zealand rugby union coach (North Harbour, NZ sevens, Bristol RFC, United States), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
  • 1946 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • 1947 Earlie Fires, jockey (Hialeah Park)
  • 1947 Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1948 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)
  • 1952 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1953 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1958 Andy Reid, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles 1999–2012; Kansas City Chiefs 2013–20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1962 Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1991; Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • 1966 Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • 1967 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Tyrone Hill, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1969 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1970 Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Senators)
  • 1970 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1971 Cory Fleming, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Kirk Botkin, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Louie Debrusk, Canadian NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers, and three other teams), born in Cambridge, Ontario
  • 1971 Marty Moore, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Taase Faumui, Samoan-American NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1994-95; Oakland Raiders, 1997), born in Western Samoa
  • 1971 Whitney Hedgepeth, American swimmer - 100m/200m backstroke (2 Olympic silver medals 1996), born in Charlottesville, Virgina
  • 1972 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Nate Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter (The Ultimate Fighter; co-host MMA Uncensored Live), born in Arcata, California
  • 1973 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1975 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1976 Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1979 Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
  • 1979 Hee-Seop Choi, Korean baseball player
  • 1979 Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1981 Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • 1982 Brad Jones, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • 1985 Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
  • 1987 Michal Švec, Czech footballer