Birthdays in Sport on August 26

  • 1854 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1879 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), born in West Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1894 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • 1908 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
  • 1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
  • 1909 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • 1937 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
  • 1943 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1949 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
  • 1954 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • 1956 Mark Mangino, American football coach
  • 1957 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

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1957 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen
  • 1958 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1959 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1961 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • 1963 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
  • 1964 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1964 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Karla Karch-Gailus, basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1967 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1968 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • 1968 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australian golfer
  • 1969 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • 1969 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • 1970 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • 1971 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Sharon Tina Jenkins, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1973 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
  • 1976 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1977 Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
  • 1977 Morris Peterson, American basketball player
  • 1979 Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Jamal Lewis, American football player
  • 1980 Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • 1981 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • 1981 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
  • 1989 James Harden, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 2018 Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast