On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 10

  • 1865 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1874 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • 1899 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Bob Catterall, South African cricket batsman (24 Tests, 3 x 100s), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1961)
  • 1917 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, born in Buffalo, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2009)

Person of interestJake LaMotta

1922 Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1922 Herb McKenley, Jamaican 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1927 Jack Kelley, American ice hockey coach (Colby College; Boston University 1962-72; NE Whalers), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • 1928 Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)

  • 1932 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1933 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), born in Taitung, Taiwan (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), born in Leiah, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia
  • 1940 Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), born in Nykøbing Mors, Denmark (d. 2021)

Person of interestArthur Ashe

1943 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Person of interestVirginia Wade

1945 Virginia Wade, English tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1972, Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1945 John Motson, British sports (football) commentator, born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
  • 1952 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast (nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union), born in Grozny, Russia

Person of interestAndre Dawson

1954 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1954 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1960 Roger Craig, American NFL receiver (4-time Pro Bowl; 3-time Super Bowl; SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1962 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • 1964 Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • 1964 Urban Meyer, American football coach
  • 1964 Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1965 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California

  • 1966 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1966 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1967 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1967 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
  • 1968 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1969 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1971 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • 1975 Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
  • 1976 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
  • 1980 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1982 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • 1985 Mario Gómez, German footballer
  • 1995 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian football striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner), born in Molde, Norway