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 [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), 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 (took 70 wickets in 1950's), 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
  • 1950 Ron Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978), 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

Person of interestScott Hamilton

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

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
Scott Hamilton
  • 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

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

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

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 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