Birthdays in Sport on November 21

  • 1870 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • 1870 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • 1870 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • 1916 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • 1916 Sid Luckman, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears)

Person of interestStan Musial

1920 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1922 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • 1927 Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
  • 1934 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
  • 1940 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1942 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1943 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • 1944 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
  • 1949 Barbara Jo Rubin, American jockey, first women to win a race on a major US track, born in Highland, Illinois

  • 1950 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1950 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • 1952 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic 4th 76)
  • 1955 Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • 1958 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • 1958 Frank Edmonds, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1958 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • 1959 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1962 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • 1963 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • 1964 Olden Polynice, NBA forward/center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1964 Thomas Everett, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1966 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl 1992)
  • 1967 Dominic Lavoie, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1967 Tripp Cromer, American baseball player, born in Lake City, North Carolina
  • 1968 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
  • 1968 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1969 Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
  • 1970 Jorgen Gustafsson, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • 1970 Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)

  • 1971 Robert Flickinger, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1972 David Tua, Samoan boxer
  • 1973 Brent Smith, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1974 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1974 Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1976 Saleem Elahi, cricketer (bro of Manzoor Pak, Test opener v Aust 1995)
  • 1976 Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer
  • 1976 Daniel Whiston, British ice skater
  • 1977 Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer
  • 1977 Jonas Jennings, American football player
  • 1979 Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Stromile Swift, American basketball player
  • 1979 Alex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player
  • 1980 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1980 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1980 Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • 1981 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • 1981 Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1981 Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • 1983 Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • 1984 Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1985 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • 1987 Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist