Birthdays in Sport on September 22

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1870 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), 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 interestTommy Lasorda

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

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tommy 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 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • 1957 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957 Phil Blackmar, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • 1958 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 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
  • 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