Birthdays in Sport on September 20

  • 1873 Robert Wrenn, American tennis champ (US Open - 1893), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1925)
  • 1873 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1889 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), born in Paris (d. 1996)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

1917 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 1933 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)
  • 1935 David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1938 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • 1943 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1949 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois

Person of interestGuy Lafleur

1951 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1954 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1954 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1957 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1958 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88)
  • 1961 Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
  • 1961 Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • 1967 Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Martin Harrison, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1968 Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1969 Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
  • 1970 John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Henryk Larsson, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1971 Jenny Murdock, LPGA golfer
  • 1971 Ryan Terry, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Vance Joseph, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker
  • 1975 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • 1976 Markus Wieland, Tegernsee GER, hockey player (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1977 Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
  • 1978 Dante Hall, American football player
  • 1979 Sean Davis, English footballer
  • 1980 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • 1981 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
  • 1981 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
  • 1983 Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player

Person of interestJohn Tavares

1990 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares