Birthdays in Sport on August 5

  • August
  • 1866 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • 1874 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight (d. 1935)
  • 1910 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
  • 1921 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • 1935 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestHerb Brooks

1937 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1938 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1947 Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
  • 1948 Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1948 Ray Clemence, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire
  • 1950 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1961 Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
  • 1962 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

1962 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1962 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • 1962 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)

  • 1965 M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
  • 1967 Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1968 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1969 Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969 James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
  • 1969 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
  • 1969 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
  • 1970 Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1971 Valeri Karpov, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1972 Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 1972 Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1972 Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1972 John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1973 Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1974 Frankie Hejduk, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1974 Jason Shelley, WLAF wide receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1974 Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
  • 1976 Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)

  • 1976 Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
  • 1977 Eric Hinske, American baseball player
  • 1977 Michael Walsh, English footballer
  • 1977 Mark Mulder, American baseball player
  • 1978 Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
  • 1978 Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
  • 1979 David Healy, Northern Irish footballer and manager (Linfield), born in Killyleagh, County Down
  • 1980 Wayne Bridge, English footballer
  • 1980 Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
  • 1980 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • 1981 Carl Crawford, American baseball player
  • 1981 Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1982 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
  • 1982 Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
  • 1985 Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
  • 1985 Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
  • 1986 Paula Creamer, American golfer (US Open 2010), born in Mountain View, California
  • 1988 Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
  • 1989 Shanshan Feng, Chinese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2012), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1990 Patrick Reed, American golfer (2018 Masters), born San Antonio, Texas