Birthdays in Sport on March 23

  • 1908 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
  • 1911 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • 1912 Alfred Schwarzmann, German gymnast (Olympic-2 golds-1936)
  • 1920 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1923 Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
  • 1925 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • 1927 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)

Person of interestRoger Bannister

1929 Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile at Iffley Road Track, Oxford (1954), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister
  • 1931 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1935 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • 1937 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
  • 1943 Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
  • 1943 Lee May, former Major League Baseball player
  • 1943 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
  • 1944 George Scott, Greenville, MS, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
  • 1951 Dick Mast, American professional golfer, born in Bluffton, Ohio
  • 1953 Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1954 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1955 Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia, (d. 2015)
  • 1955 Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)
  • 1957 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1958 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • 1962 Johan Steur, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1962 Steve Redgrave, British rower (5 Olympic gold medals 1984-2000) world's most successful male rower, born in Marlow
  • 1963 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
  • 1963 Kim Williams, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1965 Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • 1968 Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • 1968 Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968 David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
  • 1968 Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • 1970 Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Alexander Selivanov, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1971 Chris Lipuma, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Demetrius DuBose, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1972 Jonas Bjorkman, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (Davis Cup 1994)
  • 1972 Ryan Kuwabara, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1972 Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer

  • 1973 David Vaughn, NBA forward (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • 1973 Jason Kidd, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973 Kathy Carboy, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1973 Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
  • 1973 Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • 1973 Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver
  • 1974 Eric Washington, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1974 Tony Alberda, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
  • 1975 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • 1975 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • 1976 Nolan Baumgartner, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1976 Jeremy Newberry, American football player
  • 1976 Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1976 Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • 1976 Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist, most successful Olympic cyclist ever (7 Olympic medals), born in Edinburgh
  • 1978 Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
  • 1979 Mark Buehrle, American baseball player
  • 1979 Misty Hyman, American swimmer
  • 1979 Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
  • 1979 Natalya Baranovskaya, Olympic swimmer
  • 1981 Erin Crocker, American NASCAR driver
  • 1981 Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 José Raúl Contreras, Chilean footballer
  • 1983 Jerome Thomas, English footballer
  • 1983 Mo Farah [Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah], Somalian-born British distance runner (4 Olympic Golds, born in Mogadishu
  • 1985 Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
  • 1986 Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer

Person of interestKyrie Irving

1992 Kyrie Irving, American basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics), born in Melbourne, Australia

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving