Birthdays in Sport on November 23

  • 1842 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
  • 1858 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • 1878 Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)
  • 1889 Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
  • 1894 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912)
  • 1910 Hal Schumacher, baseball player
  • 1923 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
  • 1929 Maurice Flitcroft, British golfer and audacious hoaxer, born in Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Jack McKeon, baseball player
  • 1931 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1933 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)

Person of interestLew Hoad

1934 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1935 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • 1940 Luis Tiant, Cuban MLB pitcher (3-time All Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba
  • 1941 Alan Mullery, English soccer player

  • 1946 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • 1951 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1952 Francie Larrieu Smith, American 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • 1953 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • 1954 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • 1954 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • 1956 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • 1956 Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)
  • 1958 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • 1959 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
  • 1960 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • 1961 Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
  • 1962 Andrea Blackwell, basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963 Dale Sveum, baseball player
  • 1964 John Williams, NFL linebacker/FB (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1964 Jose Gonzales, baseball player
  • 1964 Kapila Wijegunewardene, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
  • 1964 Frank Rutherford, Bahamian athlete
  • 1965 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1966 Jerry Kelly, PGA golfer (1993 Nike Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Brian Glynn, Iserlohn Ger, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967 Diane O'Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Gary Kirsten, cricketer (South African lefty opening batsman 1993-)
  • 1968 John O'Neill, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1970 Glenn Murray, Manning SC, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1971 Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1972 Paul Penny, golfer (Edmonton City Amat-1993, 94), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1973 Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1974 Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1974 Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1974 Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1975 Arno Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1977 Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
  • 1977 Adam Eaton, American baseball player
  • 1978 Aliane Baquerot, American rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • 1982 Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1982 Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1985 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
  • 1987 Nicklas Backstrom, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1995 Ariya Jatanugarn, Thai golfer, (British Open 2016, US Open 2018), born in Bangkok, Thailand