Birthdays in Sport on August 15

  • 1886 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1927 Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109), born in Lockwood, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer / trainer (Roy Jones Jr), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Jerry Groom, American College Football HOF center (Notre Dame; NFL Pro Bowl 1954; Chicago Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), born in Bellinzona, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), born in Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Luciano Vassallo, Eritrean soccer midfielder (104 caps Ethiopia; Cotton Factory Club 1960-73) and manager (Ethiopia, Cotton FC), born in Asmara, Eritrea (d. 2022)
  • 1942 Gary Woollard, New Zealand rugby league five eighth (10 Tests; Wellington), born in Waiuku, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Gene Upshaw, American NFL guard (Oakland Radiers) and NFLPA leader, born in Robstown, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1950 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
  • 1950 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • 1951 John Childs, English cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988), born in Lipson, Plymouth, Devon
  • 1955 Kenneth Carr, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1976; LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Portland TBs), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1960 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960 Ron van de Berg, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam
  • 1961 Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • 1962 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1963 Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1963 Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
  • 1963 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Fred Strickland, American NFL linebacker, 1988-99 (Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, and 3 other teams), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1967 Mike James, American pitcher (California Angels), born in Ft Walton, Florida
  • 1967 Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Moroccan 10k runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1967 Neil Wilkinson, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • 1968 Vassili Pankov, Belarusian NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1969 Eric Bieniemy, American NFL running back (Cincinnati Bengals) and coach, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969 James Black, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2001 (Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, and 4 other teams), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1969 Mark Heese, Canadian beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Yancey Thigpen, American NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
  • 1970 Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1971 Perry Carter, American NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1972 (Zbigniew) "Jason" Maniecki, Polish-American NFL defensive tackle, 1996-98 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Rabka-Zdrój, Poland
  • 1972 Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver (NFL Philadelphia Eagles, 1993-98: Arena League, 2003-07), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1972 Ken Walter, American NFL punter, 1997-2006 (Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, and 2 other teams), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1973 Marcus Jones, American Mixed Martial Artist and defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1974 Ramon Morel, Dominican pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic
  • 1975 Bertrand Berry, American NFL football linebacker, 1997-2009 (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals), and radio broadcaster, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1975 Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer, born in Bangalore
  • 1976 Boudewijn Send, Dutch soccer player (PSV), bon in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1977 Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast (Olympic gold 2004), born in Seregno, Italy
  • 1977 Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
  • 1978 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player (Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1978 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast (World Champion 1995, Olympic Gold 1996), born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1978 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1979 Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
  • 1981 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • 1981 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • 1982 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • 1993 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, English football player (Liverpool), born in Portsmouth, England