On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1911

  • Aug 6 Norman Gordon, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 20 wickets; Transvaal), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 9 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1928), born in Riverdale, Illinois (d. 1999)

About August 1911

How Old? 109 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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