Birthdays in Sport on July 13

  • 1852 George Bradley, American baseball pitcher (first no-hitter in MLB history 1876; NL ERA leader 1876), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • 1889 Stan Coveleski, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1920; AL ERA leader 1923, 25; AL strikeout leader 1920; Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators), born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1901 Mickey Walker, American boxer (World Welterweight Champion 1922-26; World Middleweight Champion 1926-29), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1910 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1913 Carolina Gisolf, Dutch high jumper (Olympic silver, 1928), born in Holland

Alberto AscariAlberto Ascari (1918-1955)

Italian Auto Racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy

  • 1920 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Gordon Lee, English soccer manager (Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton, Preston NE, KR Reykjavik), born in Cannock, England (d. 2022)
  • 1934 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1935 Jack Kemp, American NFL player and politician (Rep-R-NY 1971-89, US Secretary of Housing 1989-93, VP candidate), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), born in Selma, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1937 Charles Coody, American golfer (US Masters 1971), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1941 Grahame Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 12 wickets, BB 4/60; NSW CA), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 1944 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 34 wickets, 2 x 50s; South Australia), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Ashley Mallett, Australian cricket spin bowler (38 Tests, 132 wickets, best 8/59; South Australia), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1946 Bob Kauffman, American NBA basketball forward, 1968-75, 3X All-Star (Buffalo Braves and 3 other teams), and coach, 1977-78 (Detroit Pistons), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Alf Hansen, Norwegian rower Olympic gold, double sculls 1976; World C'ship gold double sculls 1975, 78, 79, 82), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1948 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Michel Maïque, French rugby league second rower (8 Tests; FC Lézignan) and politician (Mayor of Lézignan-Corbières 2014-20), born in Aude, France (d. 2021)
  • 1948 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1949 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1953 Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • 1954 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1954 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1954 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1956 Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1958 Dan Schachte, American ice hockey linesman (Canada Cup 1991; World Cup of Hockey 1996; Winter Olympics 2002; Stanley Cup Finals 1997, 98, 2000, 01, 02), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 2022)
  • 1958 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • 1961 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • 1961 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1963 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963 Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1964 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
  • 1966 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnast (Olympic-1980)
  • 1967 Pat Rapp, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Jennings, Louisiana
  • 1968 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
  • 1969 Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1969 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • 1969 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1969 Shaun Greatbatch, English darts player (first player to hit perfect 9-dart finish on live television 2002), born in Newmarket, England (d. 2022)
  • 1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1972 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • 1973 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • 1973 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • 1976 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • 1979 Craig Bellamy, Welsh soccer forward (78 caps; Newcastle United, Norwich City, Manchester City), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1982 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 1982 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • 1982 Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 2006, 11; 9 x Gold Glove; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1983 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • 1983 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1985 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer