Birthdays in Sport on March 21

  • 1835 Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1854 Alick A C Bannerman, cricketer (bro of Charles, Australia 1878-1893)
  • 1876 John Tewksbury, American athlete (d. 1968)
  • 1913 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • 1918 Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)
  • 1925 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1929 Maurice Catarcio, wrestler
  • 1934 Lister Carney, Bellaire Oh, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1935 Brian Clough, soccer manager
  • 1937 Tom Flores, NFL quarterback and coach (Raiders), born in Fresno, California
  • 1938 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • 1939 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • 1943 Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944 Charles Edward Greene, Pine Bluff Ark, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1949 Alvin Kallicharran, West Indian cricket batsman (66 Tests 1972-81 @ 44.43), born in Port Mourant, British Guiana

  • 1954 Mary Jane Smith, Van Nuys Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1993)
  • 1955 Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
  • 1956 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian marathoner (Olympic-4th-1984, Bost-86, 89)
  • 1958 Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany

Person of interestAyrton Senna

1960 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula 1 driver (3-time world F1 champion), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1961 Wei Wang, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Beijing, China
  • 1961 Lothar Matthäus, German footballer
  • 1963 Ronald Koeman, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, PSV, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
  • 1963 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star
  • 1964 Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
  • 1966 Al Iafrate, Dearborn Mich, NHL defenseman (San Jose Sharks)
  • 1966 Karen Lunn, Cowra Australia, LPGA golfer (1993 Women's British Open)
  • 1966 Matthew Maynard, cricketer (big hitting Glamorgan & England player)
  • 1967 Elaina Oden, Orange CA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1967 Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1968 Erwin Vanderbroeck, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1968 Jeff Lazaro, Waltham Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • 1968 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1968 Mark Sander, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1968 Scott Williams, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1969 Mark Allen, Australia, Australian golfer
  • 1969 Ali Daei, Iranian footballer
  • 1971 Hason Graham, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Boris Mironov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Edmonton), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1972 Chris Ball, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1972 Frank West, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 John Leach, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1973 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
  • 1974 Jose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
  • 1975 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player
  • 1978 Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980 Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer
  • 1982 Colin Turkington, British racing driver
  • 1982 Aaron Hill, American baseball player
  • 1984 Franck Perera, Montpellier France, racing car driver
  • 1985 Adrian Peterson, American Football player
  • 1988 Lee Cattermole, English footballer
  • 1991 Antoine Griezmann, French football player (Atlético Madrid, French national team), born in Mâcon, France