Birthdays in Sport on July 9

  • 1893 George Geary, English cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestClarence Campbell

1905 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1914 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1927 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, Canadian retired player, coach, and NHL hall of fame member (1969), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • 1928 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain
  • 1930 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1937 Clemon Daniels, American football halfback and AFL player of year 1963 (Oak, Dallas, San Francisco), born in McKinney, Texas
  • 1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • 1941 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1942 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestO.J. Simpson

1947 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL Running Back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1950 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1952 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • 1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1964 Ronnie Grandison, American NBA forward (NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1964 Scott Verplank, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Bob Hess Jr, horse trainer
  • 1968 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • 1969 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • 1970 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1973 Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1977 Ben McAdoo, American football coach (New York Giants, 2016-7), born in Homer City, Pennsylvania
  • 1981 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • 1982 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • 1985 Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1985 Ashley Young, English footballer
  • 1990 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers