Birthdays in Sport on August 26

  • 1854 Arnold Fothergill, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 8 wickets. BB 4/19; Somerset CCC, MCC), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1932)
  • 1879 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), born in West Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Tommy Andrews, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's), born in Newtown, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Ceferino Garcia, Filipino boxer (World Middleweight champion 1939-40), born in Naval, Biliran, Philippine Islands (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Bill Hunt, Australian cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1983)
  • 1909 Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), born in King William's Town, South Africa (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Gene Moore, American MLB player, born in Lancaster, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Alex Kellner, American MLB player, born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Joe Solomon, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust), born in Port Mourant, Guyana
  • 1937 Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1942 Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), born in Tyrma, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 5.5m class 1968; World C'ship gold Dragon class 1971, 5.5m class 1986), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • 1944 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (first paraplegic to compete in the Olympic Games 1984), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • 1949 John Baldwin, American light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 John Kinsella, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1956 Mark Mangino, American football coach, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Alex Trevino, Mexican MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Monterrey, Mexico

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1957 Canadian wheelchair athlete (Paralympic gold 1980, 2 x 1984), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

  • 1958 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist, born in Ninove, Belgium
  • 1961 Jeff Parrett, American pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney, born in Evanston and Illinois
  • 1963 David Byas, English cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman), born in Middledale, England
  • 1964 Bobby Jurasin, American CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Wakefield, Michigan
  • 1964 Chad Kreuter, American MLB catcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Marin County, California
  • 1964 Dave Boyes, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,
  • 1964 Karla Karch-Gailus, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American wrestler, born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1967 Myron Guyton, American NFL full safety (NE Patriots), born in Metcalf, Georgia
  • 1968 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • 1968 Courtney Hall, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1969 Nicole Arendt, American tennis player (1996 Aust doubles finalist), born in Somerville New Jersey
  • 1969 Ricky Bottalico, American MLB, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1970 Brett Schultz, South African cricket pace bowler (South African Test), born in East London, South Africa
  • 1970 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian race walker, born in Munsjuty, Soviet Union
  • 1971 Jocelyn Borgella, first person of Haitian descent to play in the NHL (Detroit Lions), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1973 Barret Robbins, American NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974 Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player, born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • 1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers) and coach, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1976 Carey Tally, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1977 Liam Botham, English cricketer and ruby player (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996), born in Doncaster, England
  • 1977 Morris Peterson, American NBA player, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1979 Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footing goalkeeper, born in Vinces, Ecuador
  • 1979 Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1980 Brendan Harris, American baseball player, born in Queensbury, New York
  • 1981 Birdie Kim, South Korean golfer (US Open 2005), born in Iksan, South Korea
  • 1981 Jesse Martin, German- Australian yachtsman (youngest person to solo circumnavigate the globe at 18), born in Dachau, Germany
  • 1983 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver, born in Castellón, Spain
  • 1985 David Price, American MLB player (2012 Cy Young Award), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 1989 James Harden, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2018; NBA All-Star 2013–19; Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast, born in Huadu, Guangzhou, China