Birthdays in Sport in August 1940

  • Aug 1 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 1 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • Aug 3 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
  • Aug 12 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 14 Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 17 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 18 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
  • Aug 21 Robert Camac, American horse trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Aug 22 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana
  • Aug 24 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
  • Aug 29 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Aug 29 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 31 Alain Calmat, French figure skater (Olympic silver 1964)