Birthdays in Sport on August 28

  • 1905 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), 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
  • 1924 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • 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
  • 1943 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1944 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1948 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • 1950 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • 1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic bronze 1980, 84)
  • 1958 Scott Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1959 Mary Murphy, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1962 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Paul Allen, English footballer
  • 1963 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Lee MacLeod Janzen, PGA golfer (1993 US Open), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

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

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  • 1970 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 4 gold-88, 92, 96)
  • 1971 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 1971 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Darby Hendrickson, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield Minnasota
  • 1972 Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • 1974 Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Carsten Jancker, German footballer
  • 1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • 1975 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
  • 1976 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Markus Pröll, German footballer
  • 1979 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979 Ruth Riley, American basketball player
  • 1980 T.J. Beam, American baseball player
  • 1981 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1981 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • 1982 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1988 Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1990 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer