Birthdays in Sport on August 16

  • 1860 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1862 Amos Alonzo Stagg, American athlete and American football pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1912 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Tullio Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1916 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1930 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestTony Trabert

1930 Tony Trabert, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam singles winner)), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1934 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland batsman, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • 1935 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1936 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
  • 1947 John Howard, American Olympic cyclist (1985 land speed record 152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1948 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • 1950 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1950 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • 1952 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
  • 1953 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
  • 1956 Colleen Walker, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1956 Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
  • 1956 Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • 1959 Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
  • 1961 Christian Okoye, American football player
  • 1963 Scott Dunlap, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 South African Masters), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Jimmy Arias, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964 Nigel Redman, English rugby international player
  • 1965 Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1965 Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
  • 1965 Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1966 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England
  • 1966 Terry Shumpert, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1967 Bret Barberie, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Eric Jonassen, American WLAF offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Baltimore
  • 1969 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Carl Henkel, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1970 Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1970 Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Quinton McCracken, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1970 Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1970 Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
  • 1971 Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • 1972 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers), born in Maplewood, Minnesota
  • 1972 Michael Thornberry, American team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1972 Zach Wiegert, American college and professional football player (St Louis Rams), born in Fremont, Nebraska
  • 1972 Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1973 Damian Jackson, American baseball player
  • 1974 Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1974 Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer (5 x Olympic gold backstroke/medley 1988, 92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974 Roger Cedeno, Venezuelan outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1974 Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1974 Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • 1975 Felicia Zimmermann, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1975 Didier Agathe, French footballer, born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion
  • 1976 Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1978 Eddie Gill, American basketball player, born in Aurora, Colorado
  • 1978 Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver, born in Wuhan, China
  • 1979 Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1981 Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer, born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • 1982 Joleon Lescott, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1983 Colton James "Colt" Brennan, NFL Quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • 1983 Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece