Birthdays in Sport on August 20

  • 1847 Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
  • 1865 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
  • 1868 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • 1908 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
  • 1909 Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37)
  • 1914 Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1921 Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)
  • 1926 Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
  • 1931 Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
  • 1933 Larry Robideaux, horse trainer
  • 1937 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940 Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
  • 1941 Rich Brooks, American football coach
  • 1941 Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author
  • 1942 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942 Fred Norman, American baseball player
  • 1944 Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleve Indians)
  • 1949 Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer
  • 1952 John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
  • 1954 William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1955 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1956 Alvin Greenidge, cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff)
  • 1957 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
  • 1957 Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1957 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • 1959 Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
  • 1959 Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
  • 1960 Mark Langston, pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 Troy Young, horse trainer
  • 1962 Duffy James Joseph Waldorf Jr, PGA golfer (1995 LaCantera Tx), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Loretta Alderete, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-14th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Robert Meyer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player
  • 1963 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Giuseppe Giannini, soccer player (Rome A Team), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1966 Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966 Steven Finn, Laval, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • 1967 Andy Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1967 Michael "Sean" Hall, Williamsburg Va, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1968 Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer
  • 1969 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • 1969 Francisco Torres, jockey
  • 1970 Els Callens, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen)
  • 1970 Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1971 Bernard Whittington, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Kevin Hickman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Oronde Gadsden, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Steve Stone, English footballer
  • 1972 Derrick Alston, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1973 Todd Helton, American baseball player
  • 1974 Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian footballer
  • 1976 Chris Drury, American hockey player
  • 1977 Ivar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1977 Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
  • 1977 Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
  • 1977 James Ormond, England cricketer
  • 1978 Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1979 Cory Sullivan, American baseball player
  • 1981 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981 Bernard Mendy, French footballer
  • 1982 Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1982 Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1987 Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast
  • 1990 Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer
  • 1991 Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player