Birthdays in Sport in August 1937

  • Aug 2 William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
  • Aug 3 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)

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Aug 5 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • Aug 7 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
  • Aug 10 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 14 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Aug 20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 26 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
  • Aug 30 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team (d. 1970)