On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on August 28

  • 1905 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skating coach (1952, 56, 60 Winter Olympics; father of triple gold medallist Ard), born in Wieringerwaard, Hollands Kroon, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker [Rivn Ticker], American tenor (New York Metroploitan Opera, 1945-75), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1915 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, born in Dacca, Bengal (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 70 wickets; Canterbury CA), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Dick Mayer, American golfer (US Open 1957), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1940 Roger Pingeon, French cylist (Tour de France 1967 champion), born in Hauteville-Lompnes, France (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1944 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948 Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976), born in Dannevirke, Manawatu, New Zealand

Ron Guidry

1950 Ron Guidry, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Cy Young 1978; World Series 1977, 78; NY Yankees), born in Lafayette, Louisiana

  • 1954 Alexander Skvortsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 81, 83), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athlete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados

Scott Hamilton

1958 Scott Hamilton, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Bowling Green, Ohio

  • 1962 Rick Fehr, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Paul Allen, English footballer, born in Aveley, England
  • 1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Lee Janzen, American golfer (US Open 1993, 98), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1966 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1968 Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts

Pierre Turgeon

1969 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

  • 1970 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Compton, California (d. 1999)
  • 1971 Janet Evans, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 800m, 400m medley 1988; 800m 1992; WR 400m, 800m, 1,500m), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1971 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 1971 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Darby Hendrickson, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield, Minnasota
  • 1972 Mike Cawley, American CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Carsten Jancker, German footballer and coach, born in Grevesmühlen, East Germany
  • 1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer (Bishop's Stortford), born in Bristol, England
  • 1975 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer (Aston Villa), born in Dublin
  • 1976 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1979 Markus Pröll, German footballer, born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • 1979 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979 Ruth Riley, American basketball player, born in Ransom, Kansas
  • 1980 T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1981 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1981 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer, born in Larissa, Greece
  • 1981 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter, born in Żywiec, Poland
  • 1981 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1981 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player, born in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
  • 1982 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1982 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer, born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • 1982 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer, born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1983 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (4 wickets in 4 balls x 2; 4 x ODI, T20 hat tricks; 30 Tests), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • 1988 Ray Jones, English footballer, born in London, England (d. 2007)
  • 1990 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer, born in Linyola, Spain