Birthdays in Sport in August 1957

  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Aug 2 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 4 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 6 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • Aug 14 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • Aug 17 Robin Cousins, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol
  • Aug 19 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • Aug 19 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • Aug 20 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
  • Aug 20 Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Aug 20 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • Aug 22 Randy Romero, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Garden City, New York
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • Aug 23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • Aug 25 Sikander Bakht,Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Aug 26 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestRick Hansen

Aug 26 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Person of interestBernhard Langer

Aug 27 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (Masters champion 1985, 93), born in Anhausen, Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Aug 29 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 31 Tom Candiotti, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Aug 31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist