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Birthdays in Sport in August 1964

  • Aug 1 Traci Phillips, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 1 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 2 John Cullen, Canadian NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Puslinch, Canada
  • Aug 3 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 3 Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
  • Aug 3 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and head coach (Indiana Pacers 2016-19; Portland, Seattle; NBA steals leader 1994), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 4 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 4 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 6 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 6 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 8 Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, American 400m runner (world record)
  • Aug 8 Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)

Person of interestBrett Hull

Aug 9 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (8-time All Star, 2-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Belleville, Ontario

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Aug 9 Yuri Khmylev, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 10 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
  • Aug 13 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Aug 13 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Jimmy Arias, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 16 Nigel Redman, English rugby union lock (20 caps; Bath), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 18 Kenny Walker, American basketball player, born in Roberta, Georgia
  • Aug 20 Giuseppe Giannini, Italian soccer player (Rome A Team), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 22 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba

Person of interestMats Wilander

Aug 22 Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis player (7-time Grand Slam winner), born in Växjö, Sweden

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Aug 23 Johan Bruyneel, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Aug 23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • Aug 25 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 26 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 26 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Aug 26 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 26 Karla Karch-Gailus, basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 28 Lee Janzen, American golfer (US Open 1993, 98), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • Aug 29 Jordi Arrese, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 30 Stephen Baker, American NFL receiver (NY Giants), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 30 Steve Smith, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Wshington, D.C.
  • Aug 30 Gavin Fisher, British engineer (Williams Formula One)

About August 1964

How Old? 56 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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