Birthdays in Sport on September 9

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1853 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1877 Frank Chance, baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
  • 1882 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1894 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • 1898 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1904 Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1908 John Haeton, American bobsled (Olympic silver 1928, 48)
  • 1919 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)
  • 1924 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1924 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • 1938 Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
  • 1939 Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1947 Lynn Fitzgerald, marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)
  • 1949 Joe Theismann, NFL quarterback (Redskins)/sportscaster

  • 1949 John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1960 Christopher Sherratt White, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1960 Bob Stoops, American football coach
  • 1961 Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1962 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962 Jack Trudeau, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1963 Leslie Thompson, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1964 Skip [Jules I] Kendall, PGA golfer (1993 Intl-8th), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1964 Willie Broughton, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Dan Majerle, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1965 Marc Dunn, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1965 Todd Zeile, Van Nuys CA, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1966 Alison Sydor, x-ctry cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1966 Kevin Hatcher, NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966 Georg Hackl, German luger
  • 1967 B J Armstrong, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1968 Jonathan A Drummond Jr, 4X400m runner (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Thomas P Auth, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1968 Jon Drummond, American former sprinter
  • 1968 Clive Mendonca, English Footballer
  • 1969 Christine Smith, Darien Conn, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Sean Rooks, NBA center (LA Lakers)
  • 1970 Dan Miceli, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1970 Joey Hamilton, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Statesboro, Georgia

  • 1970 Mike Faulkerson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Jill Sudduth, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972 Ben Bronson, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Mike Hampton, pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1972 Miriam Oremans, Berlicum Neth, tennis star
  • 1973 Mike Schlegel, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Todd McMillon, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 Leah O'Brien, Garden Grove California, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1976 Mattias Ohlund, NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998)
  • 1976 Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer
  • 1977 Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978 Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1978 Shane Battier, American basketball player
  • 1978 Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
  • 1980 Todd Coffey, American baseball player
  • 1983 Kyle Davies, American baseball player
  • 1983 Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1983 Sam Hollenbach, National Football League quarterback
  • 1983 Cleveland Taylor, International footballer
  • 1984 James Hildreth, English Cricketer
  • 1985 Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer
  • 1985 J.R. Smith, American basketball player
  • 1986 Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1986 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
  • 1986 Michael Bowden, American baseball player
  • 1987 Alexandre Song, Cameroonian footballer