Birthdays in Sport on July 19

  • 1876 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1877 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1914 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

1929 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

Person of interestIlie Năstase

1946 Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player (US Open 1972), born in Bucharest, Romania

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1947 Hans-Jürgen Kreische, East German footballer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1951 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 1957 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1961 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • 1962 Brad Wilson, Pomona California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 9 Pro-Am)
  • 1962 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963 Mark Carreon, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1964 Gina Procaccio, American long and middle distance runner, born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Teresa Edwards, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984, 88,92,96), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • 1965 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster
  • 1966 Kate Rogerson, LPGA golfer (1990 Circle K LPGA Tucson-2nd), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • 1967 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • 1970 Kengy Gardiner, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1970 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
  • 1972 John Paci, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • 1974 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Preston Wilson, baseball player
  • 1975 Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)
  • 1976 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977 Haitham Mustafa, Sudanese footballer
  • 1977 Ed Smith, English cricketer
  • 1977 Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1978 Nené, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Luke Young, English footballer
  • 1979 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • 1979 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1980 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
  • 1980 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
  • 1981 Naomi Grabow, lake Arrowhead California, pairs skater (& Benjamin Oberman)
  • 1981 Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • 1981 David Bernard, West Indian cricketer
  • 1982 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • 1984 Lewis Price, Welsh footballer