Birthdays in Sport on September 22

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1870 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1889 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
  • 1907 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)

Person of interestTom Lasorda

1927 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 1927 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
  • 1932 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1934 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • 1935 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
  • 1936 Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (Reading FC), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Gene Mingo, American football player
  • 1942 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
  • 1949 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)

  • 1954 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • 1955 Jerry Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • 1957 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957 Philip Arnold Blackmar, PGA golfer (1988 Provident), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • 1958 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1959 Greg Bruckner, American professional golfer, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1960 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1961 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1961 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Person of interestMartin Crowe

1962 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1963 Missie Berteotti, LPGA golfer (1993 PING/Welch's Champ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Mark Guthrie, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • 1966 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
  • 1967 Elfrid Payton, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1967 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
  • 1968 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Marian Chlad, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1969 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Eric L Blount, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1970 Greg Huntington, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1970 Prince Wimbley, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
  • 1971 Christian Fauria, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Ian Van Der Wal, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1972 Nate Dingle, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1975 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1978 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
  • 1978 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • 1982 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1985 Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer