On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in July 1914

  • Jul 1 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • Jul 9 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • Jul 18 Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938, 48; Giro d'Italia 1936-7, 46), born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy (d. 2000)
  • Jul 19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestWoody Strode

Jul 25 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • Jul 26 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, born in Atkins, Arkansas (d. 1968)
  • Jul 30 Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)
  • Jul 31 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1984)

About July 1914

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

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)