Birthdays in Sport on August 1

  • 1856 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1861 Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)
  • 1871 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • 1900 Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
  • 1901 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1910 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests)
  • 1920 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
  • 1924 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • 1931 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1933 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • 1934 J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
  • 1935 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
  • 1940 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1943 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1947 Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1952 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1952 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • 1955 Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)
  • 1955 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • 1958 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
  • 1961 Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Bart Conner, American parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1961 Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
  • 1961 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
  • 1961 Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)
  • 1962 Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1962 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962 Traci Phillips, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1966 Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1966 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1966 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1966 Pat Carter, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Gregg Jefferies, Burlingame CA, infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies)
  • 1967 Lori Endicott, volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1968 Rob Carpenter, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Stacey Augmon, Pasadena, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks)
  • 1969 Graham Thorpe, cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993)
  • 1969 Kevin Jarvis, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1970 Quentin Coryatt, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 David James, English footballer
  • 1971 Fred Lester (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Julia Chilicki, Somers CT, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Lisa Flood, Scarborough Ontario, 100m Breaststroker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Shae Sloan, Huntsville TX, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1972 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
  • 1972 Martin Damm, Czech Republic, tennis star
  • 1972 Matt Dyson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
  • 1973 Gregg Berhalter, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973 Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1973 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
  • 1974 Kerwin Waldroup, DL (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
  • 1976 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Eryn Bulmer, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1976 Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1976 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • 1976 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
  • 1977 Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1978 Edgerrin James, Immokalee Florida, American football player (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1978 Andy Blignaut, Salisbury, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1979 Junior Agogo, Accra, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980 Mancini, Ipatinga, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Stephen Hunt, Port Laoise, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
  • 1986 Andrew Taylor, Hartlepool, English footballer
  • 1986 Anton Stralman, Tibro, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1986 Elena Vesnina, Sochi, Russian tennis player
  • 1987 Sébastien Pocognoli, Seraing, Belgian footballer