Birthdays in Sport on September 23

  • 1434 Yolande of Valois, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1478)
  • 1895 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Imry Nemeth, Hungarian hammer thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1931 Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
  • 1938 Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
  • 1939 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
  • 1941 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestMarty Schottenheimer

1943 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania

  • 1956 Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1957 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1958 Larry Hogan Mize, PGA golfer (1987 Masters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1958 Marvin Lewis, American football coach
  • 1959 Heather Drew, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1961 Phyllis Hines, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1962 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • 1963 Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
  • 1964 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1964 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • 1965 Ian Leggatt, Cambridge Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Canadian Tour)
  • 1965 Mark Woodforde, Adelaide Australia, tennis star (1993 Wimbledon mixed)
  • 1966 Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • 1966 Pete Harnisch, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Commack, New York
  • 1969 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969 Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver
  • 1970 Brian Wells, Americanpairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ), born in Carmel, California
  • 1970 Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1971 Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen)
  • 1971 Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1973 Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1975 Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
  • 1977 Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Ricky Davis, American basketball player
  • 1979 Bryant McKinnie, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • 1981 Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • 1984 Matt Kemp, American baseball player
  • 1985 Brian Brohm, American football player
  • 1985 Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1985 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
  • 1985 Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
  • 1986 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • 1989 Brandon Jennings, American basketball player