Birthdays in Sport on September 19

  • 1902 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Dana Zátopková, Czech javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952), born in Fryštát, Czechoslovakia
  • 1922 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Duke Snider, American baseball centerfielder (406 HRs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (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, born in Denton, Texas
  • 1941 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
  • 1943 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kitzbühel, Austria (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
  • 1945 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1946 Brian Henton, English racing driver, born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire
  • 1947 Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • 1952 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium

  • 1956 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1958 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1960 Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1962 Randy Myers, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1962 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island
  • 1963 David Seaman, English football goalkeeper (Arsenal), born in Rotherham, England
  • 1964 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
  • 1965 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1966 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1967 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967 Alexander Karelin, Russian-Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1970 Antti Törmänen, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1971 Colleen Coyne, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Jeremy Nunley, American NFL defensive tackle and defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1972 Amy Frazier, American tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 David Tamburrino, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1972 Eric van de Merwe, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1972 Fred McCrary, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Naples, Florida
  • 1973 Nick Colgan, Irish football goalkeeper, born in Drogheda, Ireland
  • 1973 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1977 Aakash Chopra, Indian cricketer, born in Agra, India
  • 1978 Nick Johnson, American baseball player, born in Tempe, Arizona
  • 1978 Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer, born in Logroño, Spain
  • 1981 Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist (Nippo–Vini Fantini team), born in Cerro Veronese, Italy
  • 1981 Scott Baker, American baseball player, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1981 Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1982 Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player, born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 1982 Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Faribault, Minnesota
  • 1983 Joey Devine, American baseball player, born in Junction City, Kansas
  • 1983 Charlie Haeger, American baseball player, born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1985 Brittany Lincicome, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2009, 15), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1986 Gerald Ciolek, German professional road racing cyclist, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1986 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver, born in Okinawa, Japan