On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 21

  • 1895 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • 1908 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), born in Monticello, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), born in West Jordan, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Ernie Warlick, American football player, born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Chandu Borde, Indian cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67), born in Pune, British India
  • 1935 Moe Drabowsky, American baseball player (1966 World Series), born in Ozanna, Poland (d. 2006)
  • 1940 Denis Menke, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1969, 70; Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds) born in Bancroft, Iowa (d. 2020)
  • 1942 Fred Hetzel, American NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1942 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in New Lexingon, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Barry Richards, South African extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1945 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm fast bowler (21 Tests, 78 wickets; 15 ODIs), born in Maryborough, Queensland
  • 1945 John Lowe, English darts player (BDO world champion 1979, 87, 93), born in New Tupton, Derbyshire

  • 1946 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Polish lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1947 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket batsman (40 Tests @ 31.57), born in Meerut, India (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter, born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1948 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1949 Ludmila Smirnova, Soviet pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949 Al Hrabosky, American NLB player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1950 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • 1953 Brian Talbot, British footballer
  • 1959 Stuart Young-Black, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1960 Fritz Walter, German footballer (VfB Stuttgart), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1961 Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1961 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963 Kevin Poole, English footballer
  • 1965 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1965 Gudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1965 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1966 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
  • 1967 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1968 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California

  • 1968 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • 1970 Bryce Florie, American pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1970 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1972 Dennis Krijgsman, Dutch soccer player and manager (Sparta/Vitesse), born in Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • 1972 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972 Lilach Parisky, Israeli Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1973 Stephen Clarke, Canadian swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1974 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2003; World Series 2008; Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1975 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1975 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
  • 1977 Allison Wagner, American swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1977 Paul Casey, English golfer (Ryder Cup wins 2004, 06, 18; 3 PGA Tour titles, 13 European Tour titles; PGA C'ship 2020 runner-up), born in Cheltenham, England
  • 1978 Gary Teale, Scottish football player and coach, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1978 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
  • 1979 David Carr, American football player, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1979 Tamika Catchings, American basketball player (Indiana Fever), born in Stratford, New Jersey
  • 1980 CC Sabathia, American baseball player, born in Vallejo, California
  • 1981 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist, born in Ostfildern, West Germany
  • 1981 Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
  • 1981 Titus Bramble, English footballer, born in Ipswich, Engalnd
  • 1983 Kellen Winslow II, American football player, convicted of rape, born in San Diego, California
  • 1984 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer, born in Bexleyheath, England
  • 1985 Von Wafer, American basketball player, born in Homer, Louisiana
  • 1988 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1989 Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer, most capped for Wales (2018), born in Newport, Wales
  • 1992 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater (2010 US Champion), born in Del Mar, California