On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on August 19

  • 1859 Charles Comiskey, American baseball player, team owner and manager (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1931)
  • 1914 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Renee Richards [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • 1934 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player, (Olympic gold/silver 56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1938 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1950 Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975, 76, 77, 78; Grey Cup 1974, 77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1954 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 1957 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1958 Gary Gaetti, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1988, 89; World Series 1987; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Minnesota Twins), born in Centralia Illinois

  • 1958 Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1958 Darryl Sutter, Canadian NHL center, 1979-87 (Chicago Black Hawks), and coach, since 1992 (Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings, and 2 other teams), born in Viking, Alberta
  • 1959 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1960 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • 1969 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • 1969 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • 1972 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer, born in Bouquet, Argentina
  • 1973 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 Chris Capuano, American baseball player (Pitcher), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
  • 1980 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • 1982 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • 1983 John McCargo, American football player
  • 1983 Mike Conway, British auto racer (FIA World Endurance C'ship 2019-20; British Formula 3 C'ship 2006), born in London, England
  • 1984 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • 1986 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1987 Richard Stearman, English footballer