Birthdays in Sport on August 29

  • 1842 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), born in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1907)
  • 1857 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)
  • 1901 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, born in Sinuiju, North Korea (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Hiralal Gaekwad, Indian cricket all-rounder (Test for India 1952-53), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), born Covington, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1934 John Guy, New Zealand cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • 1940 Wim Ruska, Dutch judoka champion (Olympic gold 1972), born in Amsterdam
  • 1940 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), born in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Wyomia Tyus, American 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1946 Bob Beamon, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in Queens, New York
  • 1947 James Hunt, English race car driver (won the Formula One World Championship 1976), born in Belmont, Surrey (d. 1993)

  • 1950 Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • 1955 Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1956 Kelly Murray, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1957 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959 Timothy Perry Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics and member of the Kennedy Family, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1963 Greg Holmes, American tennis star, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1964 Jordi Arrese, Spanish tennis star
  • 1965 Alphons Arts, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1965 Will Perdue, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1967 Shaun Van Allen, Shaunavon, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1968 Darren Joseph, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
  • 1969 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1970 Jacco Eltingh, Dutch tennis player (1993 ATP World Doubles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • 1971 Dennis de Brown, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1971 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1972 Michael Roan, NFL tight end/halfback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Devin Wyman, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Jermane Mayberry, guard/tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Carollo, WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist
  • 1974 Brad Boston, soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario

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1974 Jay Onrait, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Athabasca, Alberta

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  • 1976 Chris Renaud, Fredericton New Brunswick, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1976 Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
  • 1976 Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
  • 1977 Aaron Rowand, American baseball player
  • 1977 Devean George, American basketball player
  • 1977 Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
  • 1978 Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • 1979 Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
  • 1980 Chris Simms, American football player
  • 1980 David West, American basketball player
  • 1980 Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1981 Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
  • 1982 Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player
  • 1987 Tony Kane, Irish footballer