Birthdays in Sport on July 30

  • 1887 Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
  • 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, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1928 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), born Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Bud Selig, owner (Milwaukee Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
  • 1938 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1957 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1959 Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
  • 1961 Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, 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, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1965 Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • 1969 Duane Bock, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open), born in Southampton, New York
  • 1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
  • 1972 Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
  • 1973 Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • 1976 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • 1977 Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979 Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1980 James Anderson, English cricketer
  • 1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), 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

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

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  • 1983 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • 1985 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer