On This Day

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)
  • 1918 Nile Kinnick Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1939; University of Iowa), born in Adel, Iowa (d. 1943)
  • 1925 Borislav Stanković, Serbian Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (International Basketball Federation secretary general 1976-2002), born in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Red Kelly, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach; politician (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Simcoe, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 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
  • 1940 Jair da Costa, Brazilian soccer winger (1 cap; Internazionale), born in Santo André, Brazil
  • 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, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, broadcaster and actor (Heisman Trophy 1968; NFL MVP 1973; Buffalo 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 player (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; Ryder Cup 2002, 06), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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 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, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • 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
  • 1985 BJ Watling, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (top Test score 205 2019), born in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
  • 1989 Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer, born in Naxos, Greece
  • 1990 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers