Birthdays in Sport on November 19

  • 1855 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • 1900 Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)

Person of interestRoy Campanella

1921 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

1930 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1938 Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • 1938 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

Person of interestTed Turner

1938 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1941 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1942 Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Fort Knox KY, PGA golfer (1994 Dallas Reunion)
  • 1943 Sharon Wilder, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1947 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • 1949 Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • 1957 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • 1957 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • 1958 Michael Wilbon, sports analyst
  • 1961 Grant Ledyard, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1962 Salim Jaffer, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 14 Tests 1986-91)
  • 1962 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer
  • 1964 Jeni Lidgett, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Erik Wilhelm, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • 1965 Laurent Blanc, French footballer
  • 1966 Brian Wilsterman, soccer player (Dordreecht '90)
  • 1966 Gail Devers, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Gary Disarcina, Maiden MA, infielder (California Angels)
  • 1968 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1968 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Rod Mapstone, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • 1970 Bhupinder Singh Jr, cricketer (Punjab & Indian ODI batsman)
  • 1970 Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Larry Tharpe, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1971 Adrian Griffith, cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman 1997)
  • 1971 Andy Sheets, Baton Rouge LA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1971 Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)
  • 1971 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • 1972 David Palmer, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Jamir Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Ju-Yeon Choi, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1995 Futures-Seoul-KOR II)
  • 1976 Petr Sykora, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils)
  • 1976 Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player
  • 1977 Kerri Strug, gymnast (Olympic gold 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1978 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech athlete
  • 1979 Ryan Howard, American baseball player
  • 1979 Larry Johnson, American football player
  • 1979 Leam Richardson, English soccer player
  • 1979 John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player
  • 1980 Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • 1985 Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • 1988 Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player