Birthdays in Sport on September 1

  • 1850 Jim O'Rourke, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL HR leader 1880 Boston Red Caps; NY Giants) and manager (Buffalo Bisons 1881-84, Washington Sens 1893), born in East Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1919)
  • 1866 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 1883 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1934)
  • 1897 Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Ray Flaherty, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end, coach (3 x NFL Championships; Washington Redskins 1937, 42 coach), born in Lamont, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), Lahore, Punjab (d. 1980)

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano (1923-1969)

American boxer (undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts

  • 1926 Pat O'Sullivan, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1951), born in Orange, Connecticut (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Pete Brewster, American football end and coach (NFL Pro Bowl 1955, 56; Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Al Geiberger, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966; first sub-60 PGA Tour round 1977; Players Tour C'ship 1975), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1939 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (winner first ever World Cup slalom; Olympic bronze 1968, 72), born in Obernberg am Brenner, Austria
  • 1945 Agustín Balbuena, Argentine soccer striker (8 caps; Copa Libertadores 1972, 73, 74, 75; Copa Intercontinental 1973; Club Atlético Independiente), born in Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1950 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and broadcaster (CBS), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • 1951 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • 1955 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1957 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach (Barcelona, Panathinaikos), born in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
  • 1959 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist, broadcaster (ESPN), born in Kent, Washington
  • 1962 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1962 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland; Millwall, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille, Nancy), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • 1964 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,188 NHL games; NHL All Star 1984, 88, 92; Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1964 David West, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • 1965 Hardy Nickerson, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1993, 96–99; All-Pro 1993, 96-97, 99; Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Compton, California
  • 1966 Tim Hardaway, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1991–93, 97, 98; All-NBA First Team 1997; Olympic gold 2000; Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Henning Berg, Norwegian soccer defender (100 caps; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United) and manager (Lillestrøm, Blackburn Rovers, Legia Warsaw), born in Eidsvoll, Norway
  • 1970 Barbara Paulus, Austrian tennis player (world #10 1996; 6 x WTA titles), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1971 Hakan Şükür, Turkish soccer striker (112 caps; Galatasaray), born in Sapanca, Turkey
  • 1972 Josh Davis, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100/200m freestyle relay/4x100m medley relay 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1972 Louise Dobson, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic gold 1996; Champions Trophy gold 1997, 99, 2003), born in Shepparton, Australia
  • 1973 Gillian Boxx, American softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996; 4 x All-American), born in Fontana, California
  • 1973 Zach Thomas, American football middle linebacker (7 × Pro Bowl 1999–2003, 05, 06; 5 × First-team All-Pro 1998, 99, 2002, 03, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pampa, Texas
  • 1974 Jason Taylor, American Pro Football HOF linebacker (NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2006; 6 × Pro Bowl 2000, 02, 04–07; All-Pro 2000, 02, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Clare Connor, England cricket all-rounder (16 Tests; hat-trick v India 1999) and administrator (Managing Director Women's Cricket for England and Wales Cricket Board), born in Brighton, England
  • 1976 Érik Morales, Mexican boxer (WBC super bantamweight title 1997-2000, WBC featherweight 2001-03, unified WBC/IBF super featherweight 2004, WBC super lightweight 2011-12), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1976 Marcos Ambrose, Australian auto racer (Australian V8 Supercar Series' C'ship 2003, 04; first Australian driver to win in NASCAR Cup Series [2 wins, 46 top-10s, 3 poles), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1976 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean soccer forward (27 caps; Universidad Católica, Rangers, Grasshopper Club Zürich, Unión Española), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1977 Aaron Schobel, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; Buffalo Bills), born in Harris County, Texas
  • 1977 David Albelda, Spanish soccer midfielder (51 caps; Valencia CF 351 games), born in La Pobla Llarga, Spain
  • 1978 Max Vieri, Australian soccer forward (6 caps; Verona, Napoli), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1980 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian soccer goalkeeper (38 caps; FC Ironi Ashdod), born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1981 Clinton Portis, American football running back (Pro Bowl 2003, 08; Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1982 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2008; Olympic bronze 2006), born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
  • 1982 Paul Dumbrell, Australian auto racer (V8 Supercar Series 2002, 14; Bathurst 1000 2012), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1983 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 1986 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player (world #6 2016; 10 x ATP career titles), born in Paris, France
  • 1988 Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (75 Tests, 7 x 100s, TS 219*; Rajshahi Division), born in Bogra, Bangladesh
  • 1994 Matt Fitzpatrick, English golfer (US Open 2022; U.S. Amateur 2013; British Masters 2015), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1995 Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey center (2013 NHL Draft: #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche; Stanley Cup 2022; 5 x NHL All Star; World C'ship gold 2015), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia