Birthdays in Sport on September 21

  • 1884 Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • 1901 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Ilmari Salminen, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1936), born in Elimäki, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1935 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), born in Denton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
  • 1948 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • 1951 Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • 1951 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • 1957 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • 1958 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

1962 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1963 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • 1964 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1964 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967 Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1969 Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1969 Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
  • 1969 Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Michael O'Shea, Canadian CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Bay, Ontario
  • 1971 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • 1972 Brooke Bushnell, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1974 Andy Todd, English footballer
  • 1975 Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • 1976 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1976 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • 1976 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • 1977 Brian Tallet, American baseball player
  • 1978 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1979 Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
  • 1979 Julian Gray, English footballer
  • 1980 Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1980 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • 1982 Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1982 Danny Kass, American snowboarder
  • 1982 Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
  • 1982 Rowan Vine, English footballer
  • 1983 Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
  • 1984 Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • 1987 Jimmy Clausen, American football player
  • 1987 Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • 1987 Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • 1989 Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
  • 1991 Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • 1993 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean golfer, (2 LPGA major titles), born in Seoul, South Korea