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Birthdays in Sport in August 1961

  • Aug 1 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Aug 1 Brad Faxon Jr, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Mike Watkinson, English cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • Aug 2 Ed West, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons), born in Colbert County, Alabama
  • Aug 3 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 5 Athula Samarasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach (Sri Lankan batsman), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 6 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 6 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • Aug 7 Walter Swinburn, English jockey (The Derby winner, 1981), born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
  • Aug 7 Yelena Davydova, Russian Canadian gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Voronezh, Soviet Union
  • Aug 8 Bruce Matthews, American NFL guard/center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 9 Brad Gilbert, tennis star, born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 11 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Aug 12 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • Aug 13 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
  • Aug 13 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
  • Aug 14 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Aug 15 Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • Aug 16 Christian Okoye, American football player
  • Aug 17 Jamie Macoun, Canadian NHL defenceman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Newmarket, Ontario
  • Aug 19 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 21 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • Aug 21 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • Aug 22 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Aug 26 Jeff Parrett, American pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

About August 1961

How Old? 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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