Birthdays in Sport on July 31

  • 1894 Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1972)
  • 1902 G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)
  • 1904 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1913 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • 1919 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, Indian cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59), born in Pune, India (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1929 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1931 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach, born in Pelham, New York
  • 1936 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Cabimas, Venezuela
  • 1937 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 56)
  • 1939 Roger Prideaux, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69), born in Chelsea, London
  • 1943 Carla LPGA golfer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
  • 1953 Jimmy Cook, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1954 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1956 Bill Callahan, American football coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1957 Leon Durham, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1958 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959 Peter Senior, Australian golfer, born in Singapore
  • 1960 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1960 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
  • 1961 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961 Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer
  • 1962 Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962 Rhonda Reilly, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-48th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • 1962 Troy Murray, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963 Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 1965 Scott Brooks, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1966 Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)
  • 1967 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1968 Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 David Bradley Stockton Jr, American PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd), born in Redlands, California
  • 1968 Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)
  • 1969 Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 David Sacco, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Knut Holmann, Norwegian rower (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1971 Gus Frerotte, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1972 Jason Gildon, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Ray McElroy, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1974 Jonathan Ogden, American football player
  • 1975 Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Russia, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1975 Randy Flores, American baseball player
  • 1975 Mike Lincoln, American baseball player
  • 1976 Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1977 Tim Couch, American football player
  • 1978 Justin Wilson, English race car driver
  • 1979 Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
  • 1979 Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer and coach, born in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Spain
  • 1979 J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
  • 1980 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
  • 1982 Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • 1984 Glenn Holt, American football player
  • 1986 Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player
  • 1987 Michael Bradley, American soccer player
  • 1989 Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player, born in Minsk