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)
  • 1934 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)
  • 1945 Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland Radiers), NFLPA leader
  • 1950 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, England, Princess/olympic equestrian
  • 1950 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
  • 1951 John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
  • 1955 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1960 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1961 Joan Delk, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 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, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966 Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1967 Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1967 Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1967 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1968 Luciana Bemvenuti, Brazilian golfer (1994 Jamie Farr-36th), born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1968 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1969 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • 1969 James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1969 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
  • 1971 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1972 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1972 Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1975 Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1975 Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1975 Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • 1975 Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer
  • 1976 Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1976 Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1977 Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
  • 1977 Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast (Olympic gold 2004), born in Seregno, Italy
  • 1978 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1978 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player
  • 1979 Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
  • 1981 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
  • 1981 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • 1982 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter