Birthdays in Sport on July 21

  • 1895 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • 1908 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (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
  • 1932 Ernie Warlick, American football player
  • 1934 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • 1935 Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1942 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1942 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
  • 1945 Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1945 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
  • 1945 John Lowe, English darts player
  • 1946 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Polish lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1947 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
  • 1948 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • 1948 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1949 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949 Al Hrabosky, baseball player
  • 1950 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • 1951 Doug Collins, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1953 Brian Talbot, British footballer
  • 1959 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996)
  • 1960 Fritz Walter, German footballer, 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 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1968 Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
  • 1968 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • 1968 Robert Anthony Gamez, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1970 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1972 Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
  • 1972 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1973 Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield England, Canada swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1973 Steve Taneyhill, WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1974 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player
  • 1975 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1975 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
  • 1977 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1977 Paul Casey, English golfer
  • 1978 Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • 1978 Gary Teale, Scottish football player
  • 1979 David Carr, American football player
  • 1979 Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
  • 1980 CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • 1981 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
  • 1981 Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Titus Bramble, English footballer
  • 1983 Kellen Winslow II, American football player
  • 1984 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
  • 1984 Paul Davis, American basketball player
  • 1985 Von Wafer, American basketball player
  • 1988 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer
  • 1989 Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
  • 1992 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater