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Birthdays in Sport in August 1941

  • Aug 4 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 6 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • Aug 9 Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 13 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • Aug 14 Peter Truscott, New Zealand cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26), born in Pahiatua, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • Aug 17 Boog Powell, American baseball player (AL MVP 1970), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Aug 18 Matt Snell, American football running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III), born in Garfield, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 Rich Brooks, American football player and coach (University of Oregon 1977-94; St. Louis Rams 1995-96), born in Forest, California
  • Aug 20 Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Person of interestBill Parcells

Aug 22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Aug 23 Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), born in Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Aug 23 Gloria Ehret, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1966), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 25 Mario Corso, Italian soccer winger (23 caps; Inter Milan 413 games) and coach (Lecce, Inter), born in Verona, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Aug 25 Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), born in Haßfurt, Germany (d. 2021)

About August 1941

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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