On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on August 27

  • 1897 Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

1908 Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian Cricket Batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1908 Frank Leahy, American football coach (Notre Dame), born in O'Neill, Nebraska (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), 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, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Joan Kroc [Mansfield], American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1931 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, course designer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1935 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • 1935 Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), born in Prestonpans, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1946 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)

  • 1947 John Morrison, cricketer ("Mystery" NZ batsman 1973-82)
  • 1947 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Doug Tewell, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 2000, The Tradition 2001), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1950 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1951 Don Pooley Jr, American golfer (US Senior Open 2002), 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 (US Masters 1985, 93; 42 European Tour titles), born in Anhausen, Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 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, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 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)
  • 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, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
  • 1970 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • 1970 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1970 Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1970 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1970 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • 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 José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1974 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1975 Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
  • 1976 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
  • 1977 Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • 1984 David Bentley, English footballer, born in Peterborough, England
  • 1984 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1987 Darren McFadden, American football player
  • 1992 Carissa Moore, American surfer (WSL Women's World Tour Champion 2011, 13, 15, 19), born in Honolulu, Hawaii