On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on July 30

  • 1890 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
  • 1894 Carl Snavely, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell 180–96–16), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • 1914 Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), born Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Bobby Dimond, Australian rugby league winger (24 Tests; NSW, Western Suburbs), born in Dapto, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Bud Selig, American Baseball Hall of Fame team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and executive (MLB Commissioner 1998-2015), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938 Vyachselav Ivanenko, Russian race walker (Olympic gold 50k 1988), born in Kemerovo, Russia
  • 1938 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Soviet rower (3 Olympic gold single sculls 1956, 60, 64), born Moscow, Russia
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, born in Hueytown, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, American basketball center, coach (3-time NBA champion, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

  • 1959 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany
  • 1961 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager, born in Göppingen, West Germany
  • 1965 Tim Munton, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; Warwickshire), born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • 1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Ed Hawthorne, American NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Joe Montford, American CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Beaufort, North Carolina
  • 1970 Tom McManus, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • 1971 Ron Blazier, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Clif Groce, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in College Station, Texas
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, American NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine

  • 1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Italian tennis player (1990 French Open junior), born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1973 Markus Naslund, Swedish NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • 1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria
  • 1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • 1977 Jayme Dickman, American 3x20 rifle shooter (Olympics 1996), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1979 Graeme McDowell, Irish golfer (US Open 2010), born in Portrush, Northern Ireland
  • 1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • 1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player, born in San Donà di Piave, Italy
  • 1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (US Open 2013), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1981 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1981 Juan Smith, South African rugby player, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

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1981 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

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  • 1982 Jimmy Anderson, English cricket fast bowler (most wickets for England in both Test and ODI cricket), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 1983 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1985 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway