Birthdays in Sport on August 18

  • 1870 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1893 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • 1915 Max Lanier, baseball player
  • 1920 Bob Kennedy, baseball player
  • 1920 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)
  • 1923 Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
  • 1923 Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
  • 1923 Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer, born in Karachi (d. 1982)
  • 1928 Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1930 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • 1931 Dick White, English footballer
  • 1933 Just Fontaine, French footballer

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1934 Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)

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  • 1935 Rafer Johnson, decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), born in Hillsboro Texas
  • 1939 Joe Azcue, baseball player
  • 1940 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1941 Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
  • 1943 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • 1948 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 1950 Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
  • 1956 Sandeep Patil, cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981)
  • 1959 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • 1960 Sonny Skinner, American professional golfer, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1962 Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1963 Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
  • 1964 Kenny Walker, American basketball player
  • 1966 Cees Lock of hair, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1966 Steve Avery, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1968 Brian Mitchell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1968 John Coyle, West Bloomfield Mich, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1968 Justin Strzelczyk, NFL guard/offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1969 Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
  • 1970 Richie Cunningham, American NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houma, Louisiana
  • 1970 Robert Higginson, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Jonathan David Winter, 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1971 Kevin Bouie, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals)
  • 1971 Mindy Czuleger, WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1972 Derrick Harris, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • 1972 Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)
  • 1972 Nate Jones, heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Ray Jacobs, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1973 Alex Pijper, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1973 Clarence Benford, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Luke Fickell, defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974 Sekou Soumah, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1974 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, cricketer (WI left-handed batsman 1994-)
  • 1976 Tom Malchow, American 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1980 Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer, born in San Fernando Partido, Argentina
  • 1980 Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker, born in Preveza, Greece
  • 1980 Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1980 Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End, born in Ada, Oklahoma
  • 1981 C├ęsar Delgado, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1981 Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1983 Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
  • 1983 Michael Montgomery, American football player
  • 1984 Robert Huth, German footballer, born in Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany