Birthdays in Sport on March 20

  • 1853 George Godfrey, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1903 Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
  • 1905 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • 1928 Christopher Benstead, race horse trainer
  • 1928 Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933 George Altman, American baseball player
  • 1937 Helmut Recknagel, German 90m ski jump (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940 Mickey Preger, horse trainer
  • 1941 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • 1941 Pat Corrales, American baseball player
  • 1945 Pat Riley, NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat), born in Schenectady, New York

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1948 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

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  • 1951 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • 1952 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 1952 Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1954 Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • 1958 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1958 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • 1959 Dale Reid, Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)
  • 1961 Kathy Guadagnino, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open), born in Albany, New York
  • 1961 Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1963 Paul Annacone, tennis star, born in Southampton, New York
  • 1963 Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)
  • 1963 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1963 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster
  • 1964 Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympics-6th-96), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1965 Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1965 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1966 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1966 Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1967 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1967 Randy Gullatt, horse trainer
  • 1968 Eric Viscaal, Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent)
  • 1968 Jurgen Rumrich, Miesbach GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1968 Sheree Megan Higgins, Matamata NZ, golfer (1991 Bridgestone)
  • 1969 Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-silver-96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1969 Sharon Manning, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970 Kristin Klein, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1970 Ralph Dawkins, NFL running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970 Ron George, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Todd Burger, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Janis Kelly, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Manny Alexander, Dominican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1973 Nico Boje, cricketer (South African ODI left-arm spinner 1996)
  • 1973 Norman Tome, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1974 P J Bogart, American diver (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Brian Buetsch, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champ)
  • 1976 Arno Knapen, Dutch soccer player (Holten, FC Twente)
  • 1979 Bernard O'Connor, Gaelic Footballer
  • 1979 Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1980 Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
  • 1982 Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
  • 1982 José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982 Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1984 Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
  • 1984 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 Valtteri Filppula, Finnish professional ice-hockey player
  • 1984 Marcus Vick, American football player
  • 1987 Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian football player
  • 1987 Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer
  • 1987 Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
  • 1987 Jô, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi cricketer