Birthdays in Sport on September 18

  • 1869 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
  • 1892 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • 1911 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1925 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1926 Bob Toski, American golfer, instructor (PGA Tour leading money winner 1954), born in Haydenville, Massachusetts

Person of interestScotty Bowman

1933 Scotty Bowman, NHL player and coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1942 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • 1946 Otis Sistrunk, American football player (Oakland Raiders), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1947 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1948 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England

Person of interestDarryl Sittler

1950 Darryl Sittler, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (NHL record for most points in a game, 10), born in St. Jacobs, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1951 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver
  • 1952 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • 1954 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach

  • 1956 Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1958 John Aldridge, Irish footballer
  • 1959 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1959 Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • 1962 John Fashanu, English footballer
  • 1963 Rich Weiss, US slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1963 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver
  • 1966 Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star
  • 1968 Toni Kukoc, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1969 Robert Coons, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1970 Mike Compton, NFL center/guard (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestLance Armstrong

1971 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 1971 Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1971 Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Francois Gesthuizen, soccer player (PSV, NAC)
  • 1972 Richard Huntley, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium
  • 1972 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • 1973 Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974 Sol Campbell, English footballer
  • 1974 Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
  • 1975 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
  • 1976 Ronaldo [Luís Nazário de Lima], Brazilian retired soccer player, popularly described as "O Fenômeno" (The Phenomenon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1976 Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player
  • 1977 Li Tie, Chinese footballer
  • 1978 Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979 Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
  • 1980 Chris Tarrant, Australian football player
  • 1983 Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Anthony Gonzalez, American football player