On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1953

  • Aug 6 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • Aug 8 "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

Person of interestNigel Mansell

Aug 8 Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England

Auto Racer Nigel Mansell
Auto Racer
Nigel Mansell

Person of interestHulk Hogan

Aug 11 Hulk Hogan [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Aug 16 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, British rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen), born in Wednesfield, England
  • Aug 30 Robert Parish, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (Boston Celtics; 9-time NBA All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver

About August 1953

How Old? 67 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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