On This Day

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)
  • 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, Holland, high jumper (Olympic silver 1928)
  • 1918 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 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 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1937 Charles Coody, American golfer (US Masters 1971), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1937 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), born in Selma, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 1944 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1945 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1946 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Alf Hansen, Norwegian double sculls (Olympic gold 1976)

  • 1948 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 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 middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 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 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1969 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • 1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1972 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • 1973 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • 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 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1983 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • 1985 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer