Birthdays in Sport on December 8

  • 1904 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
  • 1918 Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)
  • 1920 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1922 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
  • 1935 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
  • 1936 Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
  • 1936 W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
  • 1940 Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • 1941 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • 1941 Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • 1942 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • 1950 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • 1953 Roy Firestone, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1955 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • 1958 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1962 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)

Person of interestSteve Elkington

1962 Steve Elkington, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 1995), born in Inverell, New South Wales

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 1964 James Martinez, Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1965 Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1965 Troy Sadowski, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Douglas Allan Martin, Bluffton OH, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd)
  • 1966 Joe Staysniak, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1967 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Tony Mayberry, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
  • 1968 Bill Johnson, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1968 Mike Mussina, Williamsport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1969 Antoon Kuil, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • 1969 Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Darrin Shannon, Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1969 Victor Green, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Garvin Alston, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1971 James Stewart, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • 1972 Marco Abreu, Angolan footballer
  • 1973 Mitch Jacoby, tight end (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Monty Montgomery, defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1974 Paul Staight, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Kevin Harvick, American NASCAR driver
  • 1976 Reed Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1977 S├ębastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer
  • 1977 Ryan Newman, American NASCAR driver
  • 1978 Kate Robinson, American dance skater (& Kate Robinson), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1978 Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1978 John Oster, Welsh footballer, born in Boston, England
  • 1978 Vernon Wells, American baseball player, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1979 Christian Wilhelmsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1979 Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1981 Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player
  • 1981 Philip Rivers, American football player
  • 1982 Dee Dee Trotter, American athlete
  • 1982 Hamit Altintop, German-born Turkish Football player (identical twin brother of Halil Altintop)
  • 1982 Halil Altintop, Turkish Football player (identical twin brother of Hamit Altintop)
  • 1983 Neel Jani, Swiss racing driver
  • 1983 Liu Song, Chinese snooker player
  • 1984 Greg Halford, English footballer
  • 1984 Badr Hari, Dutch kickboxer, Niall Brennan, Irish Legend.
  • 1985 Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia
  • 1986 Amir Khan, English boxer
  • 1989 Drew Doughty, Canadian hockey player
  • 1994 Raheem Sterling, British-Jamaican football player (Manchester City, English national team), born in Kingston, Jamaica