Birthdays in Sport on July 5

  • 1879 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)
  • 1886 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1905 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)
  • 1915 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1923 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), born in Everettville, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • 1942 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • 1943 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • 1951 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1954 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)
  • 1956 James Lofton, NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
  • 1957 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • 1957 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • 1959 Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)

  • 1964 Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • 1965 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1966 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Tim Worrell, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1968 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
  • 1968 Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
  • 1969 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1969 John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
  • 1969 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971 Donna Faber, tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1971 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1973 Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer
  • 1973 René Spies, German bobsledder
  • 1974 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975 Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1975 Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)
  • 1975 Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • 1976 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977 Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player.
  • 1979 Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1979 Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
  • 1980 David Rozehnal, Czech footballer, born in Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
  • 1981 Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
  • 1982 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
  • 1983 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • 1995 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India