On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in August 1960

  • Aug 2 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Northridge, Los Angeles
  • Aug 3 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 3 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 6 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • Aug 9 Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Argeș Pitești, Steaua București, FC Olt Scornicești), born in Popești, Romania (d. 2020)
  • Aug 10 Kenny Perry, American golfer (4 Champions Tour major titles; US Senior Open 2013, 17; 14 PGA Tour titles), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Aug 11 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 12 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • Aug 13 Phil Taylor, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1990, 92; PDC World Champion 1995-2002, 04-06, 09-10, 13), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Aug 14 Broderick Thompson, American NFL offensive lineman (Denver Broncos), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 14 Fred Roberts, American NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Provo, Utah
  • Aug 15 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 15 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Aug 17 Johnny Bumphus, American boxer (WBA super lightweight title 1984), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2020)
  • Aug 19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Aug 20 Mark Langston, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

Aug 24 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Aug 24 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Aug 27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 31 Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper

About August 1960

How Old? 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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