Birthdays in Sport on July 4

  • 1880 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1894 Henry Carlson, American basketball coach (originated figure 8 play), born in Murray City, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Waldemar Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • 1910 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1918 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (won the Indianapolis 500 in 1950) (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)

Person of interestAl Davis

1929 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Cramer, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

1930 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1931 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Rick Casares, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)

  • 1932 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian marathon runner, born in Anzegem, Belgium
  • 1938 Cyril Mitchley, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1940 Walter Greenman, American horse trainer (d. 2000)
  • 1942 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • 1943 Emerson Boozer, College Hall of Fame and NFL running back (NY Jets 1966-75), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1947 Morganna Roberts, Baseball's kissing bandit, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948 Ed Armbrister, Bahamian baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1948 René Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980), born in Pontcharra, Isère, France
  • 1951 John Alexander, Australian tennis player, politician (Australian Open doubles 1975, 82), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1954 Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1961 Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1994)

Person of interestHenri Leconte

1963 Henri Leconte, French tennis player (French open finalist 1988), born in Lillers, France

Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • 1963 José Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1964 Cle Kooiman, American soccer player, born in Ontario, California
  • 1965 Harvey Grant, American NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1965 John Frawley, Australian tennis player, born in Redcliffe, Australia
  • 1965 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1966 Adrian Caldwell, American NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers), born in Falls County, Texas
  • 1967 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1968 Derek Kevin Loville, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1970 Andrei Cherkasov, Russian tennis player, born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1970 Louise Van Voorhis, American 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1970 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1971 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • 1971 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Steve Giles, English canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96), born in Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 1973 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • 1973 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1973 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver, born in Roskilde, Denmark
  • 1974 La'Roi Glover, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1976 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Saitama, Japan (d. 2003)
  • 1978 Tatyana Jecmenica, Serbian tennis star (1995 Futures-Novi Sad), born in Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 1978 Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer, born in Zellik, Belgium
  • 1981 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic
  • 1986 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut