On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1914

  • Aug 6 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)
  • Aug 10 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • Aug 16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948), born in Florence (d. 1999)
  • Aug 19 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • Aug 30 Sydney Wooderson, English athlete dubbed "The Mighty Atom" (world record 1937), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2006)

About August 1914

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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