On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on May 23

  • 1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, American baseball outfielder (most accomplished deaf player in MLB history; NL stolen base leader 1888; Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds), born in Houcktown, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1879 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1892 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi [Pichichi], Spanish soccer forward (5 caps; Athletic Bilbao), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1922)

Betty Nuthall

1911 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US National Championship, 1930), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

  • 1918 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
  • 1924 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
  • 1928 Buster Welch, American cutting horse trainer (4 x NCHA World Championship; 5 x NCHA World Championship Futurity), born in Sterling City Texas (d. 2022)
  • 1934 Mason Rudolph, American golfer (Ryder Cup 1971; PGA C'ship 1973 3rd), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • 1936 Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
  • 1944 John Newcombe, Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles, 17 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1946 David Graham, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1979, US Open 1981), born in Windsor, NSW
  • 1948 Ernesto Marcel, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight title 1972-74), born in Colón, Panama (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Aleksandr Klepikov, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union coxed four 1976), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2021)

Anatoly Karpov

1951 Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player (world champion 1975-85, 93-99), born in Zlatoust, Russia

  • 1952 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler, American boxer (undisputed World Middleweight champion 1980-87; second-longest unified C'ship reign in history), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • 1956 Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby union flanker (30 caps; Manawatu, Hawke's Bay), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1956 Buck Showalter, American baseball manager (AL Manager of the Year 1994, 2004, 14; NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles) and analyst (ESPN, YES network), born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1959 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1961 Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1961 Kevin Romine, baseball player
  • 1962 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1965 James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
  • 1965 Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Real Madrid footballer
  • 1966 Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1966 Graeme Hick, English cricket batsman (65 Tests, 6 x 100s; 120 ODIs; Worcestershire), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1967 Craig John Monk, finn class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Pat Hurst, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998), born in San Leandro, California
  • 1969 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
  • 1970 Ricky Gutierrez, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970 Bryan Herta, American race car driver
  • 1971 Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1971 Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
  • 1972 Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972 Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • 1974 Duane Clemons, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Riverside, California
  • 1974 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1975 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1976 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Mike González, American baseball player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1978 Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
  • 1979 Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
  • 1979 Rasual Butler, American basketball player
  • 1980 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1980 Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
  • 1982 Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
  • 1985 Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
  • 1986 Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
  • 1988 Morgan Pressel, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2007), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1991 Aaron Donald, American NFL football defensive end, Defensive Rookie of the Year, 7x Pro Bowls, 3x Defensive Player of the Year (St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania