Birthdays in Sport on October 22

  • 1836 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), born in Inveresk, East Lothian (d. 1904)
  • 1879 Joe Carr, American Pro Football HOF contributor (NFL President 1921-39), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 1885 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian operatic spinto tenor singer (New York Metropolitan Opera, 1913-45), born in Montagnana, Italy

Jimmie Foxx

1907 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball HOF first baseman (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933; Philadelphia A's, Boston RS), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)

  • 1913 Annette Rogers, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1932, 36), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Lou Klein, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • 1920 Harry Potts, English soccer forward (Burnley, Everton) and manager (Burnley, Shrewsbury Town, Blackpool), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine soccer forward (Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Atlético Madrid) and manager (Argentina, Boca Juniors, Lazio, Roma), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Bert Trautmann, German soccer goalkeeper (Manchester City 508 games; FWA Footballer of the Year 1956), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Pete Pihos, American Pro/College Football HOF end (Indiana University; 6 x Pro Bowl; 6 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian soccer goalie, known as 'The Black Spider' (Dynamo Moscow, 1950-70), and namesake of FIFA award for best World Cup Finals goalkeeper, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 1990)
  • 1933 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian soccer forward (18 caps; Sturm Graz, First Vienna, Real Betis, Wacker Innsbruck) and manager (Austria, Athletic Bilbao, AEK), born in Graz, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Judy Devlin Hashman, Canadian badminton player (World Team C'ship gold US 1957, 60, 63, 66), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1939 George Cohen, English soccer defender (37 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Fulham 459 games), born in London, England
  • 1948 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 82 kg 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests, 87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire CCC), born in Darley Dale, England (d. 2021)
  • 1949 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Nancy, Monaco; 3 x Premier League, 7 x FA Cup Arsenal 1996-2018), born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1961 Barbara Potter, American tennis player (6 WTA singles titles, 19 doubles), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1961 Leonard Marshall, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 1985, 86; Super Bowl 1986, 90; NY Giants), born in Franklin, Louisiana
  • 1961 Sanath Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; 2 ODIs; Bloomfield CC), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Brian Boitano

1963 Brian Boitano, American figure skater (Olympic men's singles gold 1988), born in Mountain View, California

  • 1966 Blair Hartland, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests, 1 x 50s; 16 ODIs 2 x 50s; Canterbury), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1967 Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (most saves in regular season non-loss game (70 of 73 shots in 3-3 tie for Quebec Nordiques v Boston Bruins 1991), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1970 Winston Bogarde, Dutch soccer defender (20 caps; Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax, FC Barcelona), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1971 Amanda Coetzer, South African tennis player (World #3 1997; Hopman Cup 2000 [Wayne Ferreria]; US Open doubles 1993 runner-up), born in Hoopstad, South Africa
  • 1972 Scott Lachance, American ice hockey defenseman (NHL All Star 1997; 819 games; NY Islanders), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1972 Tyrone Williams, Canadian football defensive tackle (first to win Vanier Cup [Western Ontario Uni], Super Bowl [Dallas Cowboys], Grey Cup [Toronto Argonauts]), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ichiro Suzuki

1973 Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball right fielder (most career base hits 4,367; AL MVP 2001; MLB All-Star 2001–10; NPB All-Star 1994–2000), born in Kasugai, Japan

  • 1975 Míchel Salgado, Spanish soccer defender (53 caps; Celta Vigo, Real Madrid 251 games, Blackburn Rovers), born in As Neves, Spain
  • 1976 Brad Stevens, American basketball coach (Boston Celtics 2013-21; NBA All-Star Game 2017), born in Zionsville, Indiana
  • 1978 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian soccer striker (33 caps; Zanaco FC), born in Lusaka, Zambia (d. 2007)
  • 1978 Owais Shah, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50s; 71 ODIs; Middlesex CCC, Essex CCC), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1981 Olivier Pla, French auto racer (Le Mans Series LMP2 2009; FIA World Endurance C'ship LMP2 2013,14 runner-up; 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 2013 runner-up), born in Toulouse, France
  • 1982 Heath Miller, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2005, 08; Pro Bowl 2009, 12; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Richlands, Virginia
  • 1982 Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball second baseman (8 × All-Star; World Series 2009 NY Yankees; Gold Glove Award 2010, 12; World Baseball Classic MVP 2013), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1986 Kara Lang, Canadian soccer forward (92 caps; Vancouver Whitecaps FC), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1996 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Norwegian cross-country skier (5x Olympic gold 2018, 22; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Oslo, Norway