Birthdays in Sport on August 4

  • 1825 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1884 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • 1890 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), born in Atlanta, Kansas (d. 1988)

Person of interestMaurice Richard

1921 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1928 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • 1933 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942 Cleon Jones, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • 1943 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway

Person of interestKen Dryden

1947 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1949 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1952 Daniel Bautista, Mexican 20k walker (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1958 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1958 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • 1959 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer

Person of interestRoger Clemens

1962 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1964 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • 1967 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
  • 1967 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • 1968 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • 1971 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
  • 1973 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • 1974 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Kily González, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
  • 1975 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1976 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • 1979 Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
  • 1980 Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • 1981 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • 1981 Ben Scott, English cricketer
  • 1985 Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
  • 1985 Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • 1985 Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player