On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1917

  • Aug 13 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 27 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • Aug 30 William "Pop" Gates, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Ring 1995), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1999)

About August 1917

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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