Birthdays in Sport on March 9

  • 1887 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), born in Battersea, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1922 Herb Douglas, American long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1927 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
  • 1937 Grahame Chevalier, South African cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Brian Redman, English racing driver, born in Colne, Lancashire
  • 1941 Jim Colbert, American PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1942 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • 1944 Geoff Arnold, English cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75), born in Earlsfield, Surrey, England
  • 1944 Lee Irvine, South African cricketer (batsman, only Tests in 1970), born in Durban, Natal
  • 1950 Danny Sullivan, American Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952 Uljana Semjonova, Soviet-Latvian basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Zarasai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1955 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1956 Mark Dantonio, American football coach for Michigan State University, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1957 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1957 Jon Engen, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1960 Mike Leach, American tennis star, born in Susanville, California
  • 1962 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer, born in Katowice, Poland
  • 1963 Kent Ferguson, American diver (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963 Terry Mulholland, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1965 Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1965 Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1966 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1967 Curt Schreiner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1967 Eric Flaim, American short track skater (Olympics silver 1988, 94), born in Pembroke, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Michael Kiselak, American football player, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Tarrytown, New York
  • 1968 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer, born in Lyon, France
  • 1969 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts), born in Napean, Ontario
  • 1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1971 Bev Oden, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • 1971 Jiro Nihei, Japanese-Swedish hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1971 Lou Benfatti, American football player, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets), born in Green Pond, New Jersey
  • 1971 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 David Prinosil, German tennis star (1995 ATP Newport), born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler), born in Semaphore, South Australia
  • 1975 Adonal Foyle, Vincentian-American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 1975 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Wijchen, Netherlands
  • 1975 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1977 Radek Dvorak, Czech NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Tábor, Czech Republic
  • 1978 Lucas Neill, Australian footballer, born in Sydney
  • 1981 Antonio Bryant, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1981 Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer, born in Ikast, Denmark
  • 1981 Clay Rapada, American baseball player, born in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • 1983 Wayne Simien, American basketball player (Miami Heat), born in Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 1984 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
  • 1985 Parthiv Patel, Indian Cricket Player