Birthdays in Sport on August 1

  • 1856 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 1883)
  • 1861 Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1871 John Lester, American cricketer, born in Penrith, Cumberland, England (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), born in San Martino di Colle Umberto, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1900 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26), born in Witta, Queensland, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1901 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
  • 1910 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
  • 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, West Indian cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • 1931 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Masaichi Kaneda, Korean-Japanese baseball player, born in Heiwa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1934 John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2000)
  • 1935 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1947 Chris Barnard, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales

  • 1952 C. L. Whittington, American football defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1952 Yajurvindra Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's), born in Rajkot, Gujarat
  • 1955 Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1955 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, born in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica (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, born in Drammen, Norway
  • 1961 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • 1961 Bradford John Faxon Jr., American PGA golfer (1986 Provident), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
  • 1961 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 1961 Mike Watkinson, English cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • 1962 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • 1962 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1964 Traci Phillips, American 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, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • 1966 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • 1966 Horacio de la Peña, Argentinian tennis star and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1966 Pat Carter, American NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • 1967 Gregg Jefferies, American infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies), born in Burlingame, California
  • 1967 Lori Endicott, American volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1968 Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1968 Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969 Graham Thorpe, English cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993), born in Farnham, Surrey, England
  • 1969 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1970 Quentin Coryatt, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

  • 1970 David James, English footballer, born in Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 1971 Fred Lester, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1971 Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
  • 1971 Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Shae Sloan, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Huntsville, Texas
  • 1972 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
  • 1972 Martin Damm, Czech tennis star, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 1972 Matt Dyson, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in La Plata, Maryland
  • 1973 Ben Johnson, Australian cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman), born in Naracoorte, South Australia
  • 1973 Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973 Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1973 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • 1974 Kerwin Waldroup, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Country Club Hills, Illinois
  • 1974 Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete, born in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
  • 1976 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Eryn Bulmer, Canadian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1976 Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian soccer player (Ajax), born in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
  • 1976 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager (Galatasaray), born in Karataş, Turkey
  • 1976 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer, born in Horsens, Denmark
  • 1976 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player, born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1978 Edgerrin James, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Immokalee, Florida
  • 1978 Andy Blignaut, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1979 Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1980 Mancini [Alessandro Faiolhe Amantino], Brazilian footballer, born in Itapinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1981 Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer, born in Port Laoise, Ireland
  • 1984 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
  • 1986 Andrew Taylor, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Hartlepool, England
  • 1986 Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Tibro, Sweden
  • 1986 Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1987 Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer, born in Seraing, Belgium