Birthdays in Sport on August 3

  • 1855 Joe Hunter, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
  • 1894 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing drive, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
  • 1901 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1916 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1933 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
  • 1940 Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1949 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold),born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • 1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany

Person of interestMarcel Dionne

1951 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1952 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1954 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
  • 1956 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

  • 1960 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1962 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star, born in Palma, Spain
  • 1962 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland
  • 1963 Libor Pimek, tennis star, born in Most, Czechoslovakia
  • 1964 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1964 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and forward (Seattle Supersonics), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1966 Eric Esch, American boxer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • 1969 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Darren Mickell, American NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1971 Moira C Dunn, American LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th), born in Utica, New York
  • 1971 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (Falkirk), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Alain Bolduc, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Lilley, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1972 Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
  • 1973 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • 1973 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer, born in Amyntaio, Greece
  • 1974 Blaine Wilson, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1975 N. D. Kalu, American defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1975 Trevor Pryce, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1975 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • 1975 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976 Troy Glaus, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Tarzana, Los Angeles

Person of interestTom Brady

1977 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 1977 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 2006 winner), born in Mos, Galicia, Spain
  • 1978 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer, born in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
  • 1979 Kris Jenkins, American football player, born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1980 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
  • 1984 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer, born in Tire, Turkey
  • 1984 Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India

Person of interestRyan Lochte

1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • 1985 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1989 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)