Birthdays in Sport on August 3

  • 1855 Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1894 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1899 Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • 1901 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1916 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1933 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • 1937 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
  • 1939 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
  • 1940 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Eamon Dunphy, former Irish footballer
  • 1949 Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic gold 1976, 80)

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 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star
  • 1952 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
  • 1954 Gary Peters, English footballer
  • 1956 Todd Christensen, Bellefonte, PA, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, (d. 2013)
  • 1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
  • 1960 Tim Mayotte, tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star
  • 1962 Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
  • 1963 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
  • 1964 Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1966 Eric Esch, American boxer
  • 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, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Moira C Dunn, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th), born in Utica, New York
  • 1971 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Alain Bolduc, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Jeff Nygaard, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Lilley, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1972 Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • 1973 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Blaine Wilson, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1975 Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1975 Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1975 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1975 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1976 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)

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
  • 1978 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • 1979 Kris Jenkins, American football player
  • 1980 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
  • 1984 Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
  • 1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1985 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1989 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)