On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1908

  • Aug 6 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 1997)
  • Aug 10 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • Aug 18 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • Aug 20 Al L√≥pez, Spanish-American baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2005)
  • Aug 26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

Aug 27 Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 27 Frank Leahy, American football coach (Notre Dame), born in O'Neill, Nebraska (d. 1973)

About August 1908

How Old? 111 or 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)