On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 19

  • 1876 John Gunn, English cricket medium pace bowler (6 Tests, 18 wickets, BB 5/76; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Hucknall, 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)
  • 1896 Juano Hernandez, Puerto Rican stage and film actor (St Louis Blues; Stars In My Crown), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1970)
  • 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)
  • 1923 Alex Hannum, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1st ABA, NBA winning coach), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)

Sofia Muratova

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

Ilie Năstase

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

  • 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
  • 1961 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • 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 (ESPN), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1966 David Segui, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1967 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis player, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1967 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Vitali Klitschko

1971 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion; only heavyweight to reign as world champion in 3 different decades) and Mayor of Kyiv (2014-), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan, Soviet Union

  • 1972 Tamarie Ivie, American female professional baseball infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1972 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • 1974 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Preston Wilson, baseball player
  • 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
  • 1979 Luke Young, English footballer
  • 1979 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • 1979 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1980 Giorgio Mondini, Italian racing driver
  • 1980 Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
  • 1981 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • 1981 Nené [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer (La Liga), born in Jundiaí, Brazil
  • 1981 Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • 1981 David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1982 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • 1984 Lewis Price, Welsh soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; Ipswich Town), born in Bournemouth, England