Birthdays in Sport on July 1

  • 1849 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)
  • 1857 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1861 Samuel D Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), born in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1861 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • 1888 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman, manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1906 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1907 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 1914 Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • 1922 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1925 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Art McNally, American sports referee (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • 1933 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets), born in Negril, Jamaica
  • 1940 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player/manager/administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1941 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1942 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • 1944 Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1947 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese auto racer (world sportscar championship 1985), born in Shizuoka-shi, Japan
  • 1952 Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
  • 1953 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1953 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1954 Mike Reid, American golfer (2 PGA Tour wins), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • 1955 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79) born in Turnersville, New Jersey
  • 1956 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1957 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1957 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder/manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1958 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1959 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey

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1961 Carl Lewis, American sprinter/long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1964 Bernard Laporte, French Rugby Union coach (France 1999-2007), born in Rodez, France
  • 1965 Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England
  • 1966 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
  • 1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player/coach/broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1969 Gary Brown, American NFL running back/coach (Houston Oilers), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie/coach/broadcaster (Olympic silver 1994), born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • 1974 Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City California,
  • 1974 Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1996), born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 1976 Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1976 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
  • 1976 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • 1976 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1977 Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1982 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • 1984 Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper (World Championship gold 2007), born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • 1985 Chris Perez, American MLB reliever (All Star 2011-12), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • 1986 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1988 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
  • 1991 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1992 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016), born in Barstow, California
  • 1996 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born Moscow, Russia