Birthdays in Sport on July 16

  • 1887 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1910 Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
  • 1912 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 1927 John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
  • 1932 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
  • 1932 Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1936 V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

1942 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court

Person of interestJimmy Johnson

1943 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1945 Barry Dudleston, cricket umpire
  • 1946 Ron Yary, American football player
  • 1946 John Hollins, British retired footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • 1952 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • 1957 Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1959 Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
  • 1960 Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMikael Pernfors

1963 Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 1963 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
  • 1964 Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
  • 1965 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1965 Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)
  • 1966 Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • 1966 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1966 Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Roger Duffy, NFL guard/center (NY Jets)
  • 1968 Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1968 Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
  • 1970 Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
  • 1970 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1971 Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Aaron Glenn, NFL cornerback/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Shaun Pollock, cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-)
  • 1973 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
  • 1974 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96)
  • 1974 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer
  • 1975 Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1975 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver
  • 1976 Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
  • 1976 Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish Rally driver
  • 1976 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer

Person of interestKim Rhode

1979 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • 1979 Chris Mihm, American basketball player
  • 1980 Adam Scott, Australian golfer (29 professional tournament wins), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1982 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1984 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1989 Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer (Real Madrid, Welsh national team), born in Cardiff, Wales