Birthdays in Sport on August 10

  • 1874 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • 1877 Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
  • 1889 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1895 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)
  • 1908 Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
  • 1908 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
  • 1914 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1920 William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins)
  • 1923 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1933 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1933 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
  • 1941 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1943 Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
  • 1947 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
  • 1948 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1951 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1956 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
  • 1958 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1960 [James] Kenneth Perry, American PGA golfer (1991 Memorial), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1964 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1965 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • 1965 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1965 Mike E. Smith, American jockey
  • 1965 Mike Smith, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (9 American Classics), born in Dexter, New Mexico
  • 1966 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1967 Lori Tatum, LPGA golfer
  • 1967 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Reinout Scholte, cricketer (Netherlands batsman 1996 World Cup)

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1967 Riddick Bowe, Heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1967 Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer
  • 1968 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1968 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1968 Miroslav Mosner, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1968 Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1970 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • 1970 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1970 Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Martin Quinney, Quesnel BC, Canada Tour golfer (1994 Glen Meadows-2nd)
  • 1971 Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 Paul Newlove, rugby league player

  • 1971 Roy Keane, soccer player
  • 1971 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • 1972 Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • 1973 Jessica Grieco, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973 Lisa Raymond, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
  • 1974 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974 Miro Simonovic, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1974 Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1974 David Sommeil, French footballer
  • 1974 Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1975 Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti NZ, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • 1977 Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • 1978 Chris Read, British cricketer and captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, born in Paignton, England
  • 1979 Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1979 Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • 1983 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
  • 1989 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
  • 1989 Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 2005 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess prodigy, born in Chennai, India