Birthdays in Sport on September 15

  • 1879 Alec Ross, Scottish golfer (US Open 1907), born in Dornoch, Scotland (d. 1952)
  • 1888 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, born in Bonferraro, Italy (d. 1925)
  • 1895 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Syed Wazir Ali, Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests; Southern Punjab; Muslims), born in Jalandhar, India (d. 1950)
  • 1911 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1940, 47, 49, 52-53; Tour de France 1949, 52; World Championship gold Individual pursuit 1947, road race 1953), born in Castellania, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1920 Dave Garcia, American MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)
  • 1922 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)

Ashley Cooper

1936 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2020)

  • 1937 Tony Yates, American college basketball point guard (National C'ship 1961, 62; Cincinnati Bearcats) and head coach (Cincinnati 1983-89), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Gaylord Perry, American Baseball HOF pitcher (5 x MLB All Star; Cy Young winner 1972, 78; no-hitter 1968; SF Giants, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, SD Padres), born in Williamston, North Carolina
  • 1938 Rafael Osuna, Mexican tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1963), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1969)
  • 1940 Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • 1940 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), born in Logan, Utah (d. 2010)
  • 1941 Flórián Albert 'the Emperor', Hungarian footballer, born in Hercegszántó, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1946 Fighting Mack [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer, born in Willemstad, Curacao
  • 1948 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster (baseball- NY Yankee), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer, born in Heemstede, Netherlands
  • 1951 Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1955 Abdul Qadir, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2019)
  • 1957 Fulton Allem, South African golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Kroonstad, South Africa

Dan Marino

1961 Dan Marino, American College/Pro Football HOF quarterback (Uni of Pittsburgh; 9 x Pro Bowl; NFL MVP, NFL Offensive Player of the Year 1984; 3 x First Team All Pro; Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1962 Earnest Byner, American NFL running back (Cleveland Browns) and coach, born in Milledgeville, Georgia
  • 1962 Patricia "Patty" Shea, American field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, New York
  • 1964 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1966 Sherman Douglas 'the General', American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1968 Rich Robertson, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Nacogdoches, Texas
  • 1971 Chad Bratzke, American NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1971 Michael Malone, American basketball head coach (Denver Nuggets 2015-21; Sacramento Kings 2013-14; NBA All-Star Game 2019), born in Queens, New York
  • 1971 Wayne Ferreira, South African tennis star (Munich 1995), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1971 Will Shields, American NFL guard (KC Chiefs), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1975 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1976 Matt Thornton, American baseball pitcher (all-time AL leader in holds; MLB All-Star 2010; CWS), born in Three Rivers, Michigan
  • 1977 Jason Terry, American basketball player and coach, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1978 Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer (Chelsea, Barcelona) and manager, born in Reykjavík, iceland
  • 1979 Carlos Ruiz 'the Little Fish', Guatemalan football player, born in Guatemala City
  • 1979 Patrick Marleau, Canadian NHL ice hockey forward, since 1997 (San Jose Sharks, and 2 other teams), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • 1980 David Diehl, American football player (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980 Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player and manager (Golden State Warriors), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1983 Luke Hochevar, American baseball player (KC Royals), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1987 Aly Cissokho, French football (soccer) player, born in Blois, France
  • 1994 Wout van Aert, Belgium cyclist, born in Herentals, Flanders