On This Day

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 (Indianapolis ABCs) and manager (Washington Potomacs, Baltimore Black Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1907 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1908 Ed Gordon Jr, American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (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 cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Art McNally, American football referee and administrator (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 and 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 wing half, coach and administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1941 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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 (Fuji 1,000 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 Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spin bowler (1 Test; 16 years, 352 days, then youngest Test player), born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Mike Reid, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2005, The Tradition 2009), 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 and manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1958 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and 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
  • 1959 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2020)
  • 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 and 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
  • 1965 Carl Fogarty, English motorbike racer (4x World Superbike champion), born in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • 1966 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
  • 1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1969 Gary Brown, American NFL running back and coach (Houston Oilers), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • 1972 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, 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
  • 1989 Daniel Ricciardo, Australian auto racer (Monte Carlo GP 2018), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 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 in Moscow, Russia