On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1929

  • Aug 6 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Aug 7 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Aug 12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • Aug 14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian professional boxer, born in Amaigbo, Nigeria (d. 1971)
  • Aug 15 Jerry Groom, American College Football Hall of fame center (Notre Dame; NFL Pro Bowl 1954; Chicago Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2008)
  • Aug 16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer (British Open 1954-56, 58, 65), born in Brunswick, Victoria (d. 2018)
  • Aug 27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)

About August 1929

How Old? 90 or 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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