On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on September 13

  • 1896 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Clint Frank, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1937; Yale), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Emile Francis, NHL player, coach and general manager (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1930 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Marjorie Jackson, Australian sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) and 33rd Governor of South Australia, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • 1947 Juan Sol, Spanish soccer defender (28 caps; Valencia, Real Madrid), born in Elgoibar, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1952 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Artern, Bezirk Halle, Germany
  • 1952 Ray Sibille, American jockey (Breeder's Cup Turf 1988), born in Sunset, Louisiana
  • 1957 Mark Wiebe, American golfer (British Senior Open 2013), born in Seaside, Oregon
  • 1962 Brian Fowler, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1962 Neal Lancaster, American golfer (US Open 1995 4th), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • 1964 Peter Remie, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1966 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1967 Michael Johnson, American 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1968 Brad Johnson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Marietta, Georgia

  • 1968 Chris Morris, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1968 Denny Neagle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1995, 97; NL wins leader 1997; Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • 1969 Shane Warne, Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1970 Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1970 Martín Herrera, Argentine footballer, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • 1971 Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player (Wimbledon 2001), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1971 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • 1971 Ted Drury, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Philip Dulebohn, American figure skater (Olynpic Gold 2003), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer (Parma), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1973 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in Cotia, Brazil
  • 1973 Christine Arron, French track and field sprinter, born in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
  • 1974 Travis Knight, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1975 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer, born in Athen, Greece
  • 1976 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (55 Tests; 197 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1976 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
  • 1978 Darren Kenton, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Wandsworth, England
  • 1979 Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player, born in Niška Banja, Serbia
  • 1980 Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1980 Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player, born in Aomori, Japan
  • 1981 Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
  • 1981 Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • 1982 Nenê, Brazilian basketball player (Houston Rockets), born in São Carlos, Brazil
  • 1982 Rickie Weeks, American baseball player, born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • 1982 Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • 1986 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan
  • 1986 Sean Williams, American basketball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1987 Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer, born in County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1988 Keith Treacy, Irish footballer (Preston North End), born in Dublin, Ireland

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1989 Thomas Müller, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, West Germany

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