Birthdays in Sport on August 30

  • 1898 Kiki Cuyler, American Baseball HOF right fielder (World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates; 4 × NL stolen base leader; MLB All Star 1934 Chicago Cubs), born in Harrisville, Michigan (d. 1950)
  • 1914 Sydney Wooderson, English athlete dubbed "The Mighty Atom" (world record 1937), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2006)
  • 1917 William "Pop" Gates, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Ring 1995), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Ted WilliamsTed Williams (1918-2002)

American Baseball HOF outfielder (last player to bat over .400 in single season; 19 x MLB All Star; AL MVP 1946, 49; Triple Crown 1942, 47 Boston Red Sox), born in San Diego, California

  • 1921 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali 1960–81 & 15 other world boxing champions), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)

Vic SeixasVic Seixas (99 years old)

1923 American tennis player (Wimbledon 1953, US Nat C'ship 1954), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1928 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1965)
  • 1930 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), born in Winton, New Zealand (d. 1981)
  • 1934 Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie), born in Bombay, India
  • 1937 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • 1942 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1943 Jean-Claude Killy, French alpine skier (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1944 Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)
  • 1948 Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
  • 1952 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star, born in Poznan, Poland

Robert ParishRobert Parish (69 years old)

1953 American College/Basketball HOF center (9 x NBA All-Star; NBA C'ship 1981, 84, 86 Boston Celtics; 97 Chicago Bulls), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

  • 1955 Butch [Richard] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Marvin Powell Jr., American College Football HOF offensive tackle (USC; First-team All-Pro 1979, 82; 5 x Pro Bowl; NY Jets, TB Buccaneers), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (d. 2022)
  • 1964 Gavin Fisher, British engineer (Williams Formula One)
  • 1964 Stephen Baker, American NFL receiver (NY Giants), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1966 John Terry, Canadian CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Greenwood, North Carolina
  • 1967 Barbara Kendall, New Zealand mistral sailor (Olympic gold 1992, silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1967 Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand all-rounder), born in Hereford, England
  • 1968 Vladimir Malakhov, Russian NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
  • 1971 Joseph Fitzgerald, American team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Jose Herrera, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Pavel Nedvěd, Czech football player (Lazio, Juventus), born in Cheb, Czechoslovakia
  • 1974 Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1975 Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian soccer defender (105 caps; Espérance, Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City, Southampton), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1976 Mike Koplove, American baseball player (Team USA 2008), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
  • 1977 Marlon Byrd, American baseball player, born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 1977 Shaun Alexander, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, NFL MVP 2005), born in Florence, Kemtucky
  • 1978 Cliff Lee, American baseball player, born in Benton, Arkansas
  • 1979 Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player, born in Ciudad Evita, Argentina

Andy RoddickAndy Roddick (40 years old)

1982 American tennis player (2003 US Open), born in Austin, Texas

  • 1982 Will Davison, Australian racing driver (Bathurst 100 2009, 2016), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1983 Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer, born in Paso de los Libres, Argentina (d. 2007)
  • 1984 Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • 1985 Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer (3 Olympic medals), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1985 Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer (2 Olympic golds, 1 silver), born in Katherine, Australia
  • 1985 Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1985 Steven Smith, Scottish footballer (Rangers), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1988 Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1996 Mikal Bridges, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania