Birthdays in Sport on August 2

  • 1882 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1936)
  • 1887 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • 1925 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Albert Hall, American hammer throw athlete, born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Carl Cecil Cain, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956), born in Freeport, Illinois
  • 1937 Billy Cannon, American football player (Heisman-1959), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1942 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1943 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1952 Angel Herrera, Cuban FW/LW boxer (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Guantánamo, Cuba
  • 1954 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1957 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1958 Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
  • 1960 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1961 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1963 Caroline Pierce, Cheshire England, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
  • 1963 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966 Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
  • 1966 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • 1967 Aaron Krickstein, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1967 Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1968 Sean Groom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • 1968 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer
  • 1969 Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1969 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
  • 1969 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
  • 1970 Chainey Umphrey, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970 Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970 Jonathan Andrew Kaye, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
  • 1970 Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
  • 1970 Wesley "wes" Bender, American WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1971 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC)
  • 1971 Fernando Smith, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Michael Hughes, Irish footballer
  • 1972 Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1973 George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1973 Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
  • 1973 Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Susie O'Neill, Australian butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold-1992, gold 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • 1973 Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
  • 1973 Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • 1974 Nabil Bouchlal, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1974 Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1975 Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Michael Weiss, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
  • 1978 Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
  • 1978 Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
  • 1979 Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete
  • 1980 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • 1982 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
  • 1984 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer