Birthdays in Sport on July 3

  • 1861 Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer), born in Christiansted, Danish West Indies (d. 1901)
  • 1902 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted), born in Brightwater, Nelson (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1917 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Art Fowler, American baseball player, born in Converse, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik)
  • 1936 Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
  • 1938 David Gandolfo, horse trainer
  • 1938 Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)
  • 1940 Cesar Tovar, baseball player
  • 1940 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1945 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1950 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

1951 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1952 Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1952 Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
  • 1952 Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
  • 1953 Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1954 Debbie Skinner, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
  • 1956 Eddie Edwards, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1957 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • 1958 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1959 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
  • 1963 Don August, baseball player
  • 1964 Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1965 Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1965 Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1965 Greg Vaughn, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Vinson Smith, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)

Person of interestMoises Alou

1966 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 1966 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
  • 1968 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1970 Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • 1970 Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
  • 1971 Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972 Ontiwaun Carter, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Fred Rodriguez, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1974 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1975 John Hargis, American 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1976 Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
  • 1976 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • 1979 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
  • 1979 David Bacani, American baseball player
  • 1980 Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
  • 1980 Kevin Boyle, American basketballer
  • 1980 Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricket spin bowler (103 Tests, 417 wickets), born in Jalandhar, India
  • 1984 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Person of interestSebastian Vettel

1987 Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver (four-time Formula 1 world champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, West Germany

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel