Birthdays in Sport on November 22

  • 1873 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (31 Tests, 4 x 100, 9 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), born in Worsley, England (d. 1930)
  • 1900 Bennie Borgmann, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward and coach (Kingston Colonials, Original Celtics; coach Syracuse Nationals), born in Haledon, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Stanley Cup 1930, 31 Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Dick Bartell, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1933, 37; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (US Masters 1939, US Open 1937-38), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1987)
  • 1913 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Davis Cup 1946, 48, 49), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)

Eugene StonerEugene Stoner (1922-1997)

American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, born in Gosport, Indiana

  • 1926 Lew Burdette, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59; World Series MVP 1957; no hitter 1960; Milwaukee Braves), born in Nitro, West Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler ((9 Tests, 20 wickets; Punjab, Bahawalpur), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver women's platform 1956, bronze 1952), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Pat Smythe, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Günter Sawitzki, German soccer goalkeeper (10 caps West Germany; VfB Stuttgart), born in Herne, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Bobby Wilson, English tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1960 runner-up), born in Hendon, England (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold USSR 1964, 68; World C'ship gold x 4; with Oleg Protopopov), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Jacques Laperrière, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Stanley Cup x 6 Montreal Canadiens; Calder Trophy 1964; Norris Trophy 1966; NHL All-Star x 5), born in Béarn, Quebec

Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King (79 years old)

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

  • 1943 Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricket all-rounder (57 Tests @ 39.17; 10 x 100, 19 x 50, 79 wickets; brother of Hanif), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1943 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian NHL ice hockey winger, 1963-79 (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Drummondville, Quebec
  • 1947 Wendell, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Botafogo, Fluminense FC, Santa Cruz FC), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • 1948 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), born in Žitište, Serbia (d. 2020)
  • 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, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 1989, 90 Detroit Pistons, 1996 Chicago Bulls), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1959 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1962 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 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 Pierre Vercheval, CFL guard (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1964 Robbie Slater, Australian soccer midfielder (44 caps; Blackburn Rovers, West Ham, Southampton, Northern Spirit) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Ormskirk, England
  • 1965 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 R Duncan Douglas, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York

Boris BeckerBoris Becker (55 years old)

1967 German tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89), born in Leimen, Germany

  • 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 Dave Sims, English rugby union lock (3 Tests; Gloucester RFC; Barbarians RFC 1995, 96, 99), born in Gloucester, England (d. 2022)
  • 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)
  • 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 Joe Nathan, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2004, 05, 08, 09, 12, 13; SF Giants, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974 Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)
  • 1976 Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • 1976 Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • 1976 Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • 1977 Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 1978 Magdalena Grzybowska, Polish tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1980 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • 1981 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1981 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • 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
  • 1999 Umran Malik, Indian cricketer, born in Srinagar, India