Birthdays in Sport on August 27

  • 1897 Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter

Person of interestDonald Bradman

1908 "The Don" Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time (6,996 runs), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1909 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1916 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1927 Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1928 Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonald's & San Diego Padres)
  • 1928 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1931 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1935 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • 1946 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
  • 1947 John Morrison, cricketer ("Mystery" NZ batsman 1973-82)
  • 1947 Susie McAllister, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Andy Turnell, horse trainer
  • 1949 Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)
  • 1950 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1951 Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1954 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • 1954 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • 1955 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestBernhard Langer

1957 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (two-time Masters champion), born in Anhausen, West Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1958 Yoshinori Mizumaki, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1959 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
  • 1960 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1965 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965 Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
  • 1966 Deena Wigger, Colorado Springs CO, US shooter (Olympic-92)
  • 1967 Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1967 Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1968 Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • 1968 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1968 Martin Lowenfish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Michael Long, New Zealand golfer, born in Cromwell
  • 1969 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • 1969 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Andy Bichel, cricketer (Australian pace bowler v WI 1997)
  • 1970 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • 1970 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1970 Jim Thome, Peoria IL, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1970 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970 Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • 1971 Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1971 Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1972 Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • 1972 Donta Jones, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
  • 1973 Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
  • 1973 Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
  • 1974 Sean Woodson, safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974 José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1974 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1975 Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
  • 1976 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
  • 1976 Craig Mills, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977 Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • 1984 David Bentley, English footballer
  • 1984 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1987 Darren McFadden, American football player