On This Day

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 cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), 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), born in Teuven, Belgium (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Eric Russell, English cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s), born in Dumbarton, Scotland
  • 1938 Shin Geum Dan, North Korean 400m/800m runner (1962 world record), born in Riwon County, North Korea
  • 1940 César Tovar, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1945 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968), born in Oxford
  • 1947 Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch soccer left winger or forward (46 caps; Anderlecht), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer pace bowler (1975-89), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

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

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1952 Wasim Raja, British-Pakistani cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie), born in Multan, Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
  • 1952 Peter Mathebula, South African boxer (WBA flyweight title 1980-81), born in Mohlakeng, South Africa (d. 2020)

  • 1953 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), born in Pomona, California (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Eddie Edwards, South African tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1957 Danny Heep, American MLB outfielder, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1958 Robert Foth, American sport shooter (Olympics silver 1992), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1959 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgarian horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1960 Jack Daugherty, American MLB baseman and outfielder, born in Hialeah, Florida
  • 1963 Don August, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1964 Warren Newson, American MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • 1965 Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands
  • 1965 Dan Land, American NFL cornerback and safety (Oakland Raiders), born in Donalsonville, Georgia
  • 1965 Greg Vaughn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 96, 98, 2001); Silver Slugger Award 1998; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Vinson Smith, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Statesville, North Carolina

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), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1967 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive (NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1968 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1970 Teemu Selanne, Finnish NHL right wing (1992-93 NHL rookie points record, 132), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 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
  • 1973 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 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 auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel