Birthdays in Sport on August 13

  • 1841 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
  • 1884 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1898 Jean Borota, French tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)
  • 1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932)

Person of interestBen Hogan

1912 Ben Hogan, American PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1934 Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • 1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
  • 1941 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
  • 1944 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
  • 1945 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
  • 1949 Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Philadelphia Flyer)
  • 1951 Gwen Cheeseman, field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBetsy King

1955 Betsy King, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
  • 1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1958 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
  • 1959 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
  • 1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
  • 1961 Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1962 Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympic 7th 1996)
  • 1964 Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
  • 1964 Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1965 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Mark Lemke, 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, NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal)
  • 1967 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Alex Fernandez, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Midori Ito, ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Alan Shearer, English footballer, born in Gosforth, England
  • 1971 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Chad Cota, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1971 Marcus Ragnarsson, Ostervala SWE, NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden)
  • 1971 Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Patrick Carpentier, Quebec race car driver
  • 1972 Lisa Kiggens, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International), born in Salinas, California
  • 1973 Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
  • 1975 Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1977 Michael Klim, Polish Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer
  • 1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Corey Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1982 Shani Davis, American speed skater
  • 1983 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer
  • 1983 Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1984 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
  • 1984 Boone Logan, American baseball player
  • 1984 Heath Pearce, American soccer player
  • 1986 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player