Birthdays in Sport on August 10

  • 1874 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • 1877 Frank Marshall, American chess player (US Champion 1909-36), born in NYC, New York (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)
  • 1906 Willie Wells, American Baseball HOF shortstop (10 NgL All Star; 2 × Cuban League MVP; Chicago American Giants, Newark Eagles), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 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, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1933 Bill Nieder, American athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960, silver 1956), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 2022)

Rocky ColavitoRocky Colavito (89 years old)

1933 baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1937 Lucinda Williams, American sprinter (Olympic gold - 4×100 m relay, 1960), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1940 Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Grenarda, BBC, Sky Sports), born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1942 Speedy Duncan, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 1971; AFL All-Star 1965, 66, 67; SD Chargers, Washington Redskins), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Shafqat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (5 Tests, top score 95), born in Simla, British Punjab
  • 1946 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (5 Tests, 14 wickets; Derbyshire CCC), born in Dronfield, England
  • 1948 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1954 Cameron Connor, Canadian WHA and NHL ice hockey forward, 1974-83 (Phoenix Roadrunners, Edmonton Oilers, and 3 other teams), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1956 Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat, Australian tennis player (1977 Australian Open doubles winner and single finalist), born in Albury, New South Wales
  • 1958 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1960 Kenny Perry, American golfer (4 Champions Tour major titles; US Senior Open 2013, 17; 14 PGA Tour titles), 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 Mike E. Smith, American Racing HOF jockey (26 x Breeders Cup wins; 5 x American Classics wins; Triple Crown 2018), born in Dexter, New Mexico
  • 1965 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1966 Gerald Williams, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1992-2005 (NY Yankees, and 5 other teams), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • 1967 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1967 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer

Riddick BoweRiddick Bowe (55 years old)

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

  • 1968 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Jennifer Horton, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Dover, New Jersey
  • 1968 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1968 Moe Gardner, NFL football defensive nose tackle, 1991-96 (Atlanta Falcons), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1969 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1970 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • 1970 Bret Hedican, American NHL defenseman, 1991-2009 (Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, and 3 other teams), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1970 Gino Torretta, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992; National C'ship 1989, 91; U of Miami; Seattle Seahawks), born in Pinole, California
  • 1971 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • 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
  • 1972 Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union flanker and captain (85 caps England, 3 British & Irish Lions; Was[s), born in London, England
  • 1973 Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
  • 1973 Jessica Grieco, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973 Lisa Raymond, American tennis star (11 Grand Slam double titles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1974 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974 David Sommeil, French footballer
  • 1974 Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1974 Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1975 Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti NZ, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • 1977 Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 Chris Read, English cricketer and captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, born in Paignton, England
  • 1978 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • 1979 Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1979 Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1981 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • 1983 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
  • 1989 Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1994 Chun In-gee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2015, Evian C'ship 2016; Women's PGA C'ship 2022), born in Gunsan, South Korea
  • 2005 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess prodigy, born in Chennai, India