Birthdays in Sport on July 3

  • 1861 Peter Jackson, Australian heavyweight boxer (International Boxing Hall of Fame), born in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands (d. 1901)
  • 1902 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; Test selector 1958-63; president NZ Cricket Council 1964-67), born in Brightwater, NZ (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1917 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (Brazil 1969-70), born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik), born in Teuven, Belgium (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Eric Russell, English cricket batsman (10 Tests, 2 x 50, HS 70; Middlesex CCC, Berkshire CCC), born in Dumbarton, Scotland
  • 1936 Leo Wilden, German soccer defender (15 caps West Germany; 1. FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen), born in Düren, Germany (d. 2022)
  • 1938 Shin Geum Dan, North Korean athlete (400m/800m disputed world records 1962), born in Riwon County, North Korea
  • 1940 Lance Larson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay, silver 100m freestyle 1960), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1945 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold Flying Dutchman 1968), born in Oxford, England
  • 1947 Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch soccer left winger or forward (46 caps; Anderlecht), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (43 Tests, 123 wickets; 114 ODIs, 140 wickets; Wellington), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand

Richard Hadlee

1951 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets, 2 x 100, HS 151no; Canterbury, Nottinghamshire), born in Christchurch, Canterbury

  • 1952 Peter Mathebula, South African boxer (WBA flyweight title, 1980-81), born in Mohlakeng, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • 1952 Wasim Raja, Pakistani cricket all-rounder (57 Tests, 4 x 100, HS 125, 51 wickets; Lahore, Durham CCC), born in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 2006)
  • 1953 Frank Tanana, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1976–78; AL ERA leader 1977; MLB strikeout leader 1975; California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; AL Comeback Player of the Year 1980; Oakland A's), born in Pomona, California (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Eddie Edwards, South African tennis player (4 x ATP titles), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1959 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgarian gymnast (Olympic gold horizontal bar 1980), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1960 Ricardo Perdomo, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (6 caps; Club Nacional de Football, Rayo Vallecano, Unión Española) and coach (Miramar Misiones, Plaza Colonia), born in Punta de Valdez, Uruguay (d. 2022)
  • 1965 Greg Vaughn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 96, 98, 2001); Silver Slugger Award 1998; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California

Moises Alou

1966 Moisés Alou, American baseball outfielder (6 x MLB All Star; Silver Slugger Award 1994, 98; World Series 1997 Florida Marlins; Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1966 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (WTVF, Nashville), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1967 Brian Cashman, American baseball executive (World Series 1998, 99, 2000, 09 NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1968 Teppo Numminen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (1,372 NHL games Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes [captain], Buffalo Sabres), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1970 Serhiy Gonchar, Ukrainian road cyclist (UCI World C'ships gold Time Trial 2000), born in Rivne, Ukraine
  • 1970 Teemu Selänne, Finnish Hockey HOF right wing (NHL rookie points record [132] 1992-93; 6 x Olympian: 3 x bronze, 1 x silver; Winnipeg Jets, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1975 John Hargis, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley relay 1996), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1976 Bobby Skinstad, South African rugby union flanker (42 Tests, 12 as captain; Stormers, Cats, Sharks), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1976 Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricket fast bowler (30 Tests, 68 wickets, BB 5/70; 50 ODIs, 58 wickets; Matabeleland), born in Lusaka, Zambia
  • 1979 Ludivine Sagnier, French actress (Swimming Pool), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
  • 1979 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek soccer defender (61 caps; Panathinaikos, Rangers, Eintracht Frankfurt, AEK Athens, Liverpool), born in Trikala, Greece
  • 1980 Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricket spin bowler (103 Tests, 417 wickets, BB 8/84; Punjab, Surrey CCC, Mumbai Indians, Essex CCC, Chennai SKs, Kolkata KRs), born in Jalandhar, India
  • 1980 Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2004; 3 x World C'ship gold), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1984 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricket swing bowler (6 Tests, 12 wickets; 52 ODIs, 61 wickets; Duronto Rajshahi), born in Jessore, Bangladesh

Sebastian Vettel

1987 Sebastian Vettel, German auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2010-13 Red Bull Racing), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany

  • 1991 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russian tennis player (French Open 2021 runner-up), born in Samara, Russia