On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 14

  • 1884 Charles Meldrum Daniels, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1923 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (1948 Long Jump), born in El Centro, California (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • 1934 Marlene Matthews, Australian sprinter (Olympics 2 bronze-1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1934 Lee Elder, American golfer (first African-American to play in the US Masters; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Duncan MacKay, Scottish soccer defender (14 caps; Celtic 162 games), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Billy McCool, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Batesville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Steve Stone, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1948 Ken Burrough, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1975, 77; Houston Oilers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2022)
  • 1950 Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), born in Chiguayante, Chile (d. 2021)
  • 1951 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1955 Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 2021)
  • 1957 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1962 Diane Ratnik, Canadian volleyball setter (Olympics 1992, 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1965 Reina Olea, American female jockey, born in Compton, California
  • 1966 D. J. Johnson, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1967 Glen Scrivener, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1967 Hashan Tillekeratne, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • 1967 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • 1967 Robin Ventura, American infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1969 Jose Hernandez, Puerto Rican infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Mark Brandenburg, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Strickland, American NBA forward (Miami Heat), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Todd Rucci, American NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Ben Talley, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1973 Kieren Perkins, Australian 1500m swimmer (Olympics - gold, 1992 & 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1973 Halil Mutlu, Bulgarian-Turkish weightlifter (5X World Champion; Olympics - gold, 1996, 2000 & 2004), born in Postnik, Bulgaria
  • 1974 Erick Dampier, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1975 Matthew Kessinger, American figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1975 Tim Hudson, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1976 Geraint Jones, English Papua New Guinean cricketer (played for England and Papua New Guinea), born in Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 1979 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier, born in Saalburg-Ebersdorf, East Germany
  • 1980 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Adam Johnson, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • 1988 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham, England

Conor McGregor

1988 Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist (third multi-divisional champion in UFC history - Featherweight, Lightweight), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1995 Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer (Evian C'ship 2014), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1995 Serge Gnabry, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Stuttgart, Germany