Birthdays in Sport on September 23

  • 1887 Alfieri Maserati, Italian auto racer and engineer (established Maserati Racing), born in Voghera, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1895 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Imry Németh, Hungarian athlete (Olympic gold hammer throw 1948, bronze 1952; WR 1959 59.88m), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Don Edmunds, American auto racer and car builder (National Sprint Car HOF; built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Sergio Brighenti, Italian soccer forward (9 caps; Modena, Internazionale, Triestina, Padova, Sampdoria), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2022)
  • 1934 John Mortimore, English soccer defender (Chelsea 249 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Benfica, Real Betis), born in Farnborough, England (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Roland Guillas, French soccer midfielder (9 caps; ASSE Saint-Étienne, FC Grenoble, FC Rouen, FC Bordeaux, FC Lorient), born in Lorient, France (d. 2022)
  • 1938 Clifford Ann Creed, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1965), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1939 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator

Marty SchottenheimerMarty Schottenheimer (1943-2021)

American football coach (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs; NFL Coach of Year 2004, San Diego Chargers), born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

  • 1945 Ray Batten, English rugby league back-rower (Great Britain 3, England 3 Tests; Leeds 434 games) and coach (Wakefield Trinity), born in York, England (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), born in Prato, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1957 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1957 Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), born in Istanbul, Turkey)d. 2021)
  • 1958 Larry Mize, American golfer (US Masters 1987), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1958 Marvin Lewis, American football coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • 1962 John Harbaugh, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2012, Baltimore Ravens 2008-20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1963 Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
  • 1964 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • 1964 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1965 Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player (12 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 5 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, ESPN), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 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 Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1974 Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1977 Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Bryant McKinnie, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • 1979 Ricky Davis, American basketball player
  • 1981 Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • 1984 Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American actress (That's So Raven & Raven's Home -"Chelsea"), born in Naaldwijk, Netherlands
  • 1984 Matt Kemp, American MLB baseball outfiekder, 2006-20, 3X All-Star, 2X Gold Glove (Los Angeles Dodgers, and four other teams), born in Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • 1985 Brian Brohm, American football player
  • 1985 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
  • 1985 Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
  • 1985 Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1986 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • 1988 Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player (US Open 2009), born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1989 Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
  • 1996 Evgeny Rylov, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m backstroke 2021; World C'ship gold 200m 2017, 19), born in Novotroitsk, Russia