Birthdays in Sport on July 7

  • 1856 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • 1902 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)

Person of interestEzzard Charles

1921 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1933 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939 Laurie Silvers, horse trainer
  • 1940 James Toner, horse trainer
  • 1944 Tony Jacklin, Scunthorpe England, PGA golfer (1970 US Open)
  • 1946 Jim Day, Canadian equestrian show jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1948 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1955 Len Barker, American baseball player
  • 1958 Michael Marx, US fencer-epee (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960 Barbara Bierman, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
  • 1963 Lance Johnson, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1963 Naved Anjum, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90)
  • 1966 Hector Burba, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1966 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1967 Alfred Jackson, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
  • 1967 Erik van der More, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1967 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
  • 1968 Chuck Knoblauch, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Reggie Cobb, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Person of interestJoe Sakic

1969 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 1969 Sylke Otto, German luger
  • 1970 Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
  • 1970 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
  • 1970 Erik Zabel, German cyclist
  • 1971 Darren Krein, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Aldi Henry, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Darnay Scott, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Lisa Leslie, California, WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1972 Michael Westbrook, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Stoney Case, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
  • 1973 Matt Mantei, American baseball player
  • 1973 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1974 Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975 Tony Benshoof, American luger
  • 1976 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork
  • 1979 Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
  • 1979 Carl Breeze, British racing driver
  • 1980 Michele Kwan, figure skater (Olympics 1994, Olympic silver 1998), born in Torrance, California
  • 1980 John Buck, American baseball player
  • 1981 MS [Mahendra Singh] Dhoni, Indian cricketer (Indian national team ODI captain 2007-2014, Test captain 2008-14), born in Ranchi, Bihar
  • 1982 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1984 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
  • 1984 Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1989 Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer