Birthdays in Sport on July 10

  • 1865 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894 Boston Beaneaters), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1888 Graham McNamee, American sportscaster (originated play-by-play sports broadcasting; Baseball HOF Ford C. Frick Award; 1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • 1899 Heiri Suter, Swiss road cyclist (Grand Prix Wolber [unofficial World C'ship] 1922, 25), 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)
  • 1921 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Herb McKenley, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 400m relay 1952; 3 x silver 1948, 52), born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2007)

Jake LaMottaJake LaMotta (1922-2017)

American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), born in NYC, New York

  • 1924 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach (Fordham Uni, Penn State Uni; NBA C'ship 1991-93 Chicago Bulls assistant coach), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Don Revie, English soccer forward (6 caps; Leicester City, Hull City, Manchester City, Sunderland, Leeds) and manager (Leeds, England, UAE), born in Middlesbrough, 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 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine auto racer and car manufacturer (De Tomaso Automobili), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Jack Nel, South African cricket batsman (6 Tests, Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Pete Carril, American basketball coach (13 × Ivy League champion, Princeton University), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • 1934 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets; Karachi, Punjab, Rawalpindi), born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand rugby union prop (32 Tests [30 as captain]; Auckland RFU), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Dawie de Villiers, South African rugby union captain and halfback (25 Tests; Western Province), born in Burgersdorp, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • 1940 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricket batsman (43 Tests, 7 x 100, 14 x 50, HS 207; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1940 Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), born in Nykøbing Mors, Denmark (d. 2021)

Arthur AsheArthur Ashe (1943-1993)

American tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1970, Wimbledon & WCT Finals 1975; Davis Cup 1963, 68, 69, 70), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1945 John Motson, British football broadcaster (BBC), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1945 Toni Fritsch, Austrian soccer forward (9 caps; Rapid Vienna) and American football kicker (Super Bowl 1971 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1979), born in Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria (d. 2005)

Virginia WadeVirginia Wade (77 years old)

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

Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar (73 years old)

1949 Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 x 100, HS 236no; Bombay CA, Somerset CCC), born in Bombay, India

Andre DawsonAndre Dawson (68 years old)

1954 American Baseball HOF outfielder (8 × MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1987 Chicago Cubs; NL Rookie of the Year 1977 Montreal Expos; 8 × Gold Glove Award), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1954 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1960 Roger Craig, American football running back (4 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; SF 49ers; first 1,000 yards rushing & receiving in same season), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1964 Urban Meyer, American football coach (BCS National C'ship 2006, 08 Uni of Florida, 2014 Ohio State Uni; Bowling Green Uni, Uni of Utah; Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1965 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1966 Johnny Grunge, American pro wrestler (4 x ECW World Tag Team C'ship, WCW World Tag Team C'ship [with Rocco Rock], born in Sulphur, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1967 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver (14 x Monster Jam World Finals C'ships), born in Paxton, Illinois
  • 1968 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algerian athlete (Olympic gold women's 1500m 1992; World C'ship gold 1991, 95), born in Constantine, Algeria
  • 1971 Adam Foote, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 2002; World C'ship gold 2004; Stanley Cup 1996, 2001 Colorado Avalanche), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Edmílson, Brazilian soccer defensive midfielder, central defender (39 caps World Cup 2002; São Paulo FC, Lyon, FC Barcelona), born in Taquaritinga, Brazil
  • 1976 Ludovic Giuly, French soccer winger (17 caps; Lyon, Monaco, Barcelona, PSG), born in Lyon, France
  • 1980 Adam Petty, American auto racer (son of Kyle Petty; death leads to NASCAR mandate of steering wheel kill switch), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1982 Sebastian Mila, Polish soccer midfielder (38 caps; WKS Śląsk Wrocław), born in Koszalin, Poland
  • 1985 Mario Gómez, German soccer striker (78 caps; VfB Stuttgart, Bayern Munich), born in Riedlingen, Germany
  • 1995 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian soccer striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner 2018; Olympique Lyonnais FC), born in Molde, Norway