Birthdays in Sport on July 15

  • 1856 Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
  • 1875 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1906 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
  • 1909 John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
  • 1935 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1939 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • 1948 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • 1949 Kerry Short, Vineland Ont, Canad Tour golfer (Highland Amat-1981, 84)
  • 1950 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • 1951 Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952 David Bell, horse trainer
  • 1956 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
  • 1958 Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)

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1960 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

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1961 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • 1963 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1963 Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1965 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965 Scott Livingstone, infielder (SD Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1969 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1969 Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1969 Peter Ciavaglia, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1969 Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
  • 1970 Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1971 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1971 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1972 Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
  • 1973 Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1974 Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchronized swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)
  • 1975 Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
  • 1976 Rebecca Snyder, Grand Junction Colo, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
  • 1977 Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
  • 1978 Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
  • 1980 Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
  • 1980 Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
  • 1981 Alecia Ingram, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1983 Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1990 Damian Lillard, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Oakland, Californai