Birthdays in Sport on July 27

  • 1879 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1960)
  • 1880 Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
  • 1880 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1907 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)
  • 1909 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
  • 1928 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
  • 1935 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1939 Irv Cross, NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV)
  • 1942 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
  • 1948 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968), born in San Jose, California
  • 1949 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1952 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • 1955 Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
  • 1957 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • 1958 Christopher Dean, Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1959 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1960 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • 1960 Jo Durie, England, tennis player
  • 1963 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • 1965 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1966 Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)
  • 1967 Craig Wolanin, Grosse Pointe, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Emiel van Eijkeren, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • 1967 Jeff Novak, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1967 Neil Smith, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder)
  • 1968 Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
  • 1968 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • 1968 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1969 Jason Woolley, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Linda Burgess, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1970 Tom Europe, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1972 Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter
  • 1973 Niki Jenkins, Selkirk Manitoba, 72 kg judoka (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975 Alex Rodriguez, American shortstop (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
  • 1975 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
  • 1976 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1976 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1979 Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
  • 1979 Shannon Moore, American wrestler
  • 1980 Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
  • 1981 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
  • 1981 Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1983 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
  • 1986 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
  • 1988 Adam Biddle, Australian footballer

Person of interestJordan Spieth

1993 Jordan Spieth, American professional golfer (second youngest to win Masters), born in Dallas, Texas

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth