Birthdays in Sport on July 26

  • 1858 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1892 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
  • 1907 Istvan Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1913 Lou Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1914 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1917 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1917 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Henley-on-Thames, England (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Bob Waterfield, NFL quarterback (Rams)
  • 1922 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1927 G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)
  • 1928 Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
  • 1931 Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1942 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
  • 1944 Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1948 Allen Doyle, American professional golfer (1991 Memorial-64th), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 1948 Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
  • 1950 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1950 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1951 Robert Edwin Wadkins, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1952 Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1954 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1956 Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1957 Jeff Blatnick, wrestling (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York

Person of interestWayne Grady

1957 Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • 1958 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • 1960 LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics 1980, 84)
  • 1960 Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Yolanda Chen, triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1961 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
  • 1962 Jody Reed, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in SkellefteĆ„, Sweden
  • 1967 David McKenzie, Footscray VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1968 Mike Mohler, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1969 Greg Colbrunn, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • 1969 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
  • 1969 Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969 Patrick Alfred Bates, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
  • 1971 Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)
  • 1971 Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1972 Ryan Christopherson, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
  • 1973 Jean Francois Bergeron, St Jerome Quebec, boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1974 Bubba Wells, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Dean Sturridge, English Footballer
  • 1975 Joe Smith, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1977 Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
  • 1979 Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 Delonte West, American basketball player
  • 1984 Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
  • 1985 GaĆ«l Clichy, French footballer