On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in July 1918

  • Jul 4 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jul 4 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (won the Indianapolis 500 in 1950) (d. 1984)
  • Jul 9 Nile Kinnick Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1939; University of Iowa), born in Adel, Iowa (d. 1943)
  • Jul 13 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
  • Jul 23 Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, American MLB baseball shortstop, 10x All-Star (Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, 1940-58), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)

About July 1918

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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