On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 28

  • 1888 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Ron Oxenham, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32), born in Nundah, Queensland (d. 1939)
  • 1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Vibart Wight, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; v/c WI first touring team v England 1928), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), born in Beverley, England (d. 1959)
  • 1911 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 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, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1936 Sir Garfield (Gary) Sobers, West Indian cricket all-rounder, captain (93 Tests, 57.78 batting average), born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1938 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster, born in Portsmouth, Virginia

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1943 Bill Bradley, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (2-time NBA champion NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player and US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player and US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943 Larry Elkins, football player (Houston Oilers)
  • 1944 Daniel Morelon, French speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France
  • 1947 Barbara Ferrell, American runnerr (Olympic gold 1968), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

  • 1947 Elena Belova, Russian foils fencer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Sovetskaya Gavan, Soviet Union
  • 1947 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1949 Vida Blue, American MLB pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • 1951 Doug Collins, American basketball shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1976–79; Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Philadelphia) and broadcaster (CBS, NBC, TNT, TBS, ABC/ESPN), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • 1954 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer (Kerry), born in Tralee, Ireland
  • 1958 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged distance runner (Marathon of Hope 1980), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1981)
  • 1961 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter, born in Grodno, Soviet Union
  • 1964 Dave Alexander, American NFL center (NY Jets), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1967 Alex Galtcheniouk, American hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1969 Garth Snow, American hockey goalie (Olympics 1994, Flyers), born in Wrentham Massachusetts
  • 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
  • 1969 Dana White, American Ultimate Fighting Championship President, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • 1970 Paul Strang, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner), born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia
  • 1972 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder (Toy Machine), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1984 John David Washington, American football player and actor (BlacKkKlansman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1988 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer
  • 1989 Amy Yang, South Korean golfer (US Open 2012, 15 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea