Birthdays in Sport on November 22

  • 1873 Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
  • 1902 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Dick Bartell, baseball player
  • 1926 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • 1926 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1928 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1928 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1935 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer

Person of interestBillie Jean King

1943 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1943 Mushtaq Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79)
  • 1943 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948 Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • 1949 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1950 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • 1950 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • 1953 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • 1955 James Edwards, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1955 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955 Wayne Tolleson, baseball player
  • 1958 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1959 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1961 Joel Ashley Edwards, PGA golfer (1992 BC Open-2nd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1963 Helen Reale, American WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 Akram Raza, cricketer (Pakistani off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1964 Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964 David Tate, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1964 Gene Atkins, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1964 Maggie Will, Whiteville NC, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee Classic)
  • 1964 Pierre Vercheval, CFL guard (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1964 Robbie Slater, Australian former footballer
  • 1965 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 R Duncan Douglas, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBoris Becker

1967 Boris Becker, German tennis star (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89), born in Leimen, Germany

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1967 Donald Hollas, quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • 1968 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Irina Privalova, Russian 100m/200m/400m runner
  • 1968 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1969 John Parrella, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970 Alison Korn, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970 Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1971 Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1971 Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1971 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972 Mavan Atapattu, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1972 Jay Payton, American baseball player
  • 1973 Alexandra Fusai, St Cloud France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Szczecin)
  • 1973 Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1973 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)
  • 1974 Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 1976 Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • 1976 Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • 1976 Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • 1977 Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 1978 Magdalena Grzybowska, Polish tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1980 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • 1981 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1981 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1982 Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983 Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • 1985 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1986 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • 1987 Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer