Birthdays in Sport on September 27

  • 1881 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1895 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Ernest Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1919 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1934 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
  • 1935 Jerome Shipp, American basketball (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1935 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1935 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2013)

Person of interestKathy Whitworth

1939 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year), born in Monahans, Texas

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1940 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1941 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer star, born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1941 Peter Bonetti, English footballer

Person of interestMike Schmidt

1949 Mike Schmidt, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1952 André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • 1953 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1957 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • 1957 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Beth Heiden, 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd)
  • 1962 Dennis Paulson, PGA golfer (1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1962 Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder)
  • 1963 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1965 Steve Kerr, American basketball guard/coach (8 NBA titles as player & coach), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1967 Jason Dungjen, pairs skater (& Kyoko Ina), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian international soccer player
  • 1968 Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • 1968 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Laura Wilson, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Utica, New York
  • 1969 Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970 Dwayne Davis, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Alonzo Spellman, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971 Ron Florine, NFL/WLAF tackle (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Clara Hughes, cyclist (Olympics 2 bronze-96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1972 Laurie Shepard, Cordele, GA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1972 Malachy Loye, cricketer (Northamptonshire & England "A" batsman)
  • 1972 Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player
  • 1973 Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1974 Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1975 Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1975 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1976 Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
  • 1976 Jason Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1977 Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower
  • 1978 Jon Rauch, American baseball player
  • 1979 Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • 1979 Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1979 Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1981 Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
  • 1981 Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1982 Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1984 John Lannan, American baseball player
  • 1986 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
  • 1989 Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
  • 1991 Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
  • 1991 Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player (French Open 2018, world #1), born in Constanța, Romania