Birthdays in Sport on September 19

  • 1902 James Van Alen, created Simplified Scoring System for tennis
  • 1921 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1922 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Bullett Bob Turley, Troy, Illinois, MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Abner Haynes, American football player
  • 1941 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics 1972)
  • 1943 Christi Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943 Joe Morgan, Bonham, Texas, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds)/commentator (ESPN)
  • 1945 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1946 Brian Henton, English racing driver
  • 1947 Larry Brown, NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards)
  • 1948 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1952 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver
  • 1956 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver
  • 1958 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer
  • 1962 Randy Myers, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1962 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter
  • 1963 David Seaman, English footballer
  • 1964 Bob Papa, American sportscaster
  • 1965 Katrina McClain, basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1966 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967 Alexander Karelin, Russian wrestler
  • 1970 Antii Tormenen, Espoo FIN, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa)
  • 1971 Colleen Coyne, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971 Jeremy Nunley, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1972 Amy Frazier, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 David Tamburrino, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1972 Eric van de Merwe, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1972 Fred McCrary, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Nick Colgan, Irish footballer
  • 1973 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1977 Akash Chopra, Indian cricketer
  • 1978 Nick Johnson, baseball player
  • 1978 Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist
  • 1981 Scott Baker, American baseball player
  • 1981 Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player
  • 1982 Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 Joey Devine, American baseball player
  • 1983 Charlie Haeger, American baseball player
  • 1985 Brittany Lincicome, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2009, 15), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1986 Gerald Ciolek, German cyclist
  • 1986 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver