Birthdays in Sport on August 19

  • 1859 Charles Comiskey, American Baseball HOF infielder (St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns), team owner (Chicago White Sox) and manager (St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1931)
  • 1914 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian soccer defender (2 caps; Szegedi AK, Győri ETO) and manager (Hungary 1957-66, 75-78), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2005)

Bill ShoemakerBill Shoemaker (1931-2003)

American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas

  • 1934 Bill Cleary, American US Hockey HOF center, (Olympic gold 1960, silver 1956) and coach (Harvard University 1971-90), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1934 Renee Richards [Richard Rankind], American trans-sexual tennis player and coach who took USTA to court and won, born in New York City
  • 1935 Bobby Richardson, American MLB 2nd baseman (NY Yankees), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1938 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 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)
  • 1950 Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1955 (Edgar) "Ned" Yost, American MLB baseball catcher, 1980-85 and manager, 2003-2019 (Minnesota Twins; Kansas City Royals - World Series win, 2015), born in Eureka, California
  • 1956 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1957 Ian Gould, England cricketer and umpire, born in Taplow, England
  • 1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, 1st Dutch cricketer to play first class cricket (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1959 Ricky Pierce, American NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960 Bobby Hebert, American sportscaster and NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Cut Off, Louisiana
  • 1960 Morten Andersen 'Great Dane', Danish NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1960 Ron Darling, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Pyrzyce, Poland
  • 1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer (Gold Olympic Medal 1996, Silver 2004), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1969 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player, born in Settsu, Japan
  • 1969 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay), born in Centerville, Ohio
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, American NFL guard (Cin Bengals)m born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1971 João Pinto, Portuguese football player, born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Colleen Thornburn, Canadian softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer, born in Bouquet, Argentina
  • 1973 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and manager (Inter Milan, Itay), born in Lecce, Italy
  • 1973 Roy Rogers, American NBA player and coach (Boston Celtics), born in Linden, Alabama
  • 1974 David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001, 04, 05; New England Patriots), born in Hopkins, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • 1977 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist, born in Igorre, Spain
  • 1978 Chris Capuano, American baseball player (Pitcher), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer, born in Binningen, Switzerland
  • 1980 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer, born in Cheptow, wales
  • 1982 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player, born in Tuscon, Arizona
  • 1982 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter, born in Ekeren, Belgium
  • 1982 Stipe Miocic, American mixed martial artist (UFC), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • 1983 John McCargo, American football player, born in Drakes Branch, Virginia
  • 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, born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
  • 1986 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player, born in Yashio, Japan
  • 1987 Nico Hülkenberg, German racing car driver, born in Emmerich am Rhein, West Germany
  • 1987 Richard Stearman, English footballer, born in Wolverhampton, England