Birthdays in Sport on July 29

  • 1899 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)

Person of interestTed Lindsay

1925 Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player (Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks), born in Renfrew, Ontario

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1933 Cammie Smith, West Indian cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
  • 1934 Alfred Scott, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • 1943 Ingrid Krämer, German diver (Olympic gold medalist), born in Dresden Germany
  • 1943 David Taylor, English snooker player
  • 1944 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
  • 1947 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
  • 1948 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • 1950 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1951 Dan Driessen, American baseball player
  • 1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Flo Hyman, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1956 Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • 1957 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1959 Brian James Claar, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 British Open)
  • 1962 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1962 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • 1963 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
  • 1963 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1963 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1963 Patty Dodd, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1963 Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 Doug Burden, rower (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • 1965 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1965 Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1966 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1966 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1968 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1968 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
  • 1970 Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1971 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • 1971 Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1972 Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975 Seth Greisinger, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1975 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Greg Burgess, American 200m individual medley (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1979 Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
  • 1979 Ronald Murray, American basketball player
  • 1980 Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1980 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • 1981 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1981 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver (World Championship 2005, 2006), born in Oviedo
  • 1981 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Troy Perkins, American soccer player
  • 1982 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1982 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
  • 1984 Chad Billingsley, American baseball player