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Birthdays in Sport on September 16

  • 1863 John Trumble, Australian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 10 wickets; brother of Hugh), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1944)
  • 1883 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), born in Methlick, Scotland (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Charles Bidwill, American NFL team owner (Chicago Cardinals 1933-46), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1947)
  • 1896 André Chéron, French chess and bridge theorist (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Karl Kling, German race car driver, born in Giessen, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Franco Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1932 Mickey Stewart, English cricketer and team manager (England Cricket Team), born in Herne Hill, England

Person of interestElgin Baylor

1934 Elgin Baylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (11-time NBA All Star), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 1937 Aleksandr Medved, Soviet wrestler (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72), born in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
  • 1937 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Tom Wargo, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 1993, British Senior Open 1994), born in Marlette, Michigan
  • 1942 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestArd Schenk

1944 Ard Schenk, Dutch speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna, Netherlands

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk
  • 1947 Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1947 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Gummersbach, West Germany
  • 1947 Lucius Allen, American NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kansas City, Kansas

Person of interestRosemary Casals

1948 Rosemary Casals, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1953 Jerry Pate, American golfer (US Open 1976; 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1955 Robin Yount, American baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 1956 Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1956 Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1957 Keith Connor, British triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Anguilla, West Indies
  • 1957 David McCreery, Irish footballer (Newcastle United), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Person of interestOrel Hershiser

1958 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • 1958 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales

Person of interestTim Raines

1959 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1960 Mickey Tettleton, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1961 Mark Parent, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1962 Julie Larsen Piers, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1996), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1963 Garth Jax, American NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Kevin Curtis Young, American 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Bernie Parmalee, American NFL running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1967 Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Charles McRae, American NFL guard and tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Oscoda, Michigan

  • 1968 Tara Cross-Battle, American volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969 Andrew Borodow, Canadian freestyle wrestler (Olympic 5-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Chester McGlockton, American NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in Whiteville, North Carolina
  • 1969 Marthijn Pothoven, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970 Anthony Marshall, American NFL safety (Chicago Bears), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1970 Paul Shuey, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1971 Derrell Mitchell, American NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Don Sasa, American NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in American Samoa
  • 1972 Mark Bruener, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • 1972 Ramon van Haaren, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • 1972 Steve Russ, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Stetsonville, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Clint Peay, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1973 Alexander Vinokourov, Russian-Kazakhtani road cyclist, born in Petropavl, Kazakh S.S.R.
  • 1973 George Corrie, English footballer, born in Workington, England
  • 1975 Kip Harkrider, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Carthage, Texas
  • 1978 Dan Dickau, American basketball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1979 Bobby Korecky, American MLB baseball player, born in Hillside, New Jersey
  • 1980 Patrik Štefan, Czech ice hockey player, born in Příbram, Czechoslovakia
  • 1982 Leon Knight, English footballer, born in Hackney, England
  • 1983 Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1987 Louis Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player, born in Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 1993 Bryson DeChambeau, American golfer (US Open 2020), born in Modesto, California