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Birthdays in Sport on August 13

  • 1841 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer, born in Harrow, Victoria, Australia (d. 1891)
  • 1884 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1898 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), born in Biarritz, France (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)

Person of interestBen Hogan

1912 Ben Hogan, American golfer (9-time major title winner; US masters 1951, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1913 John Facenda, American sportscaster (NFL Action), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Norman Read, New Zealand 50k race walker (Olympic gold 1956), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1944)
  • 1934 Gary Davidson, American sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • 1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player, born in Lacoochee, Florida
  • 1940 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • 1943 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • 1944 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver, born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England

  • 1945 Robin Jackman, English cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties), born in Simla, Punjab, British India
  • 1949 Bobby Clarke, NHL player and coach (Philadelphia Flyer), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba
  • 1951 Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBetsy King

1955 Betsy King, American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver, born in Cambridge, England
  • 1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver (first Japanese to compete in NASCAR's top series), born in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • 1958 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1960 Phil Taylor, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1990, 92; PDC World Champion 1995-2002, 04-06, 09-10, 13), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
  • 1961 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
  • 1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympic 7th 1996)
  • 1964 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • 1965 Cris Dishman, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • 1966 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1966 Shayne Corson, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada

  • 1967 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Tracy Rogers, American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs), born in Taft, California
  • 1968 William Thomas, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1969 Alex Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Midori Ito, Japanese ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970 Alan Shearer, English footballer, born in Gosforth, England
  • 1971 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Chad Cota, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1971 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • 1971 Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Armon Williams, American football safety & linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), born in Chandler, Arizona
  • 1973 Sherman Williams, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1973 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer, born in Oakdale, California (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1975 Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1975 Joe Perry, English snooker player, born in Wisbech, England
  • 1977 Michael Klim, Polish Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player, born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 Corey Patterson, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1982 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1983 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer, born in Čadca, Czechoslovakia
  • 1983 Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player, born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1984 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1984 Boone Logan, American baseball player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1984 Heath Pearce, American soccer defender (35 caps; FC Nordsjælland, NY Red Bulls), born in Modesto, California
  • 1986 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player, born in Rochester, New York