Birthdays in Sport on July 28

  • 1888 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • 1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1924 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • 1931 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1933 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1936 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • 1938 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager, born in Hortaleza, Madrid (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster

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1943 Bill Bradley, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
  • 1944 Daniel Morelon, French 1K speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1947 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1947 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1947 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
  • 1954 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
  • 1958 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • 1961 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1964 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1969 Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics 1994, Flyers)
  • 1969 Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1969 Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
  • 1969 Wendi Simmons, American heptathlete, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1970 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
  • 1971 Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
  • 1973 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • 1977 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland
  • 1977 Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • 1979 Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
  • 1981 Michael Carrick, English footballer, born in Wallsend, England
  • 1984 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 1984 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1988 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer