Birthdays in Sport on July 4

  • 1880 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
  • 1894 Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
  • 1895 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • 1910 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • 1918 Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
  • 1918 Eric Bedser, cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England)
  • 1918 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • 1922 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • 1926 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer

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1929 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
  • 1929 Chuck Tanner, baseball player

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1930 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1930 Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
  • 1931 Peter Richardson, cricketer (England batsman mid-50's)
  • 1931 Rick Casares, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
  • 1937 Hector Palma, horse trainer
  • 1938 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
  • 1940 Walter Greenman, horse trainer
  • 1942 Hal Lanier, baseball player
  • 1943 Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster
  • 1947 Morganna Roberts, (Baseball's kissing bandit), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
  • 1948 René Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
  • 1954 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1961 Connie Paraskevin-Young, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)
  • 1962 Roland Ratzenberger, driver

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1963 Henri Leconte, French tennis player (French open finalist 1988), born in Lillers, France

Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • 1963 Jose Oquendo, baseball player
  • 1964 Kevin Sutherland, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964 Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
  • 1965 Eva Dahllof, Ornskoldsvik Sweden, golfer (1995 McCall's Classic-18th)
  • 1965 Harvey Grant, NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards)
  • 1965 John Frawley, Australia, tennis star
  • 1965 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965 Suzanne Peta Strudwick, Knutsford England, golfer (1995 British Open-7th)
  • 1966 Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1967 Vinny Castilla, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1968 Derek Loville, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Loville Derek, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1969 David Wittman 1.5k runner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1969 Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • 1970 Louise Van Voorhis, 470 sailor (Olympics-4th-1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1970 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
  • 1971 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
  • 1972 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)
  • 1973 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1973 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1973 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer
  • 1973 Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver
  • 1974 La'Roi Glover, American football player
  • 1975 Reinhard Davis, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1976 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • 1978 Tatyana Jecmenica, Novi Sad Yugo, tennis star (1995 Futures-Novi Sad)
  • 1978 Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
  • 1981 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1986 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut