Birthdays in Sport on September 22

Charlotte CooperCharlotte Cooper (1870-1966)

British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), born in Ealing, England

  • 1889 George "Hooks" Dauss, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1912-26 (Detroit Tigers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (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 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago White Sox; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Eagle Rock, Virginia (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Gordon Astall, English soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), born in Horwich, England (d. 2020)

Tommy LasordaTommy Lasorda (1927-2021)

American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania [1]

  • 1929 Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951, 55, 56, 58-60; 250cc 1956, 59, 60), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1933 Dave Smith, Scottish soccer manager (Mansfield Town, Southend United, Plymouth Argyle, Dundee, Torquay United), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 2022)
  • 1934 Lute Olson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Iowa 1974-83; NCAA Division I Tournament 1997, Uni of Arizona 1983-2008), born in Mayville, North Dakota (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Harriet King, American Olympic fencer, born in New York City
  • 1936 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Gene Mingo, American football player (1st African American placekicker in American football), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1941 Cesare Salvadori, Italian fencer (Olympic gold sabre team 1972; silver 1964, 68), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1942 David Stern, American basketball executive (NBA commissioner 1984-2014; longest-tenured commissioner in history of major North American sports leagues), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Ilija Petković, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia & Montenegro), born in Knin, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Dan Baker, American public address announcer (Philadelphia Phillies, 1972-present; Philadelphia Eagles, 1985-2014), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Mark Phillips, British equestrian (Olympic Gold 1972), ex of princess Anne, born in Tetbury, England
  • 1949 Harold Carmichael, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1953 Tomasz Wójtowicz, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976; World C'ship gold 1974; Legia Warsaw, Santal Parma) and broadcaster, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 2022)
  • 1954 Randy Lanier, American auto racer (IMSA Camel GT 1984; convicted drug trafficker 1988), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1955 Jeffrey Leonard, American Major League baseball player, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia), born in Novara, Italy
  • 1957 Mark Johnson, American 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
  • 1958 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1960 Victor Stevenson, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1961 Dot Richardson, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1961 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder, 1985-97, NL Rookie of the Year, 6X NL stolen base leader, 2X All-Star (St. Louis Cardinals; New York Mets, and 4 other teams), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Martin CroweMartin Crowe (1962-2016)

New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland

  • 1965 Mark Guthrie, American MLB pitcher, 1989-2003 (Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and 6 other teams), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966 Mike Richter, American NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer and manager, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1967 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
  • 1967 Harald Hasselbach, Dutch born NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1968 Godfrey Myles, America NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1968 Lisa Alexander, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Marian Chlad, Czech soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Teplice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1969 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Emmanuel Petit, French footballer (Chelsea, France), born in Dieppe, France
  • 1970 Eric Blount, American CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Ayden, North Carolina
  • 1970 Mike Matheny, American MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers) and manager (Kansas City Royals), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1971 Christian Fauria, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Harbour City, California
  • 1971 Ian Van Der Wal, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1974 Gary Trent, American NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1975 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Huntsville, Ontario
  • 1977 Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer (St Helens, 2x Man of Steel Award), born in Burnley, England
  • 1978 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1982 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1983 Glenn Loovens, Dutch soccer defender (2 caps; Cardiff City, Celtic, Sheffield Wed), born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • 1984 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1985 Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1997 Jeremy Peña, Dominican-American baseball shortstop (World Series MVP; ALCS MVP; Gold Glove Award 2022; Houston Astros), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic