Birthdays in Sport on September 1

  • 1866 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
  • 1883 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • 1897 Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)
  • 1908 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
  • 1922 Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)

Person of interestRocky Marciano

1923 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1937 Al Geiberger, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966, 1st sub-60), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1939 Heinrich "Heni" Messner, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1968, 1972), born in Obernberg am Brenner, Austria
  • 1943 Pat Connolly-Daniels-Winslow-Banks, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1968)
  • 1950 Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • 1951 David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1954 Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • 1959 Keith Allen Clearwater, American PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1959 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist

  • 1962 Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
  • 1962 Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
  • 1963 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965 Aldo Swager, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1965 Hardy Nickerson, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1966 Stephane Talbot, Canadian golfer (1992 Quebec PGA), born in Greenfield Park, Quebec
  • 1966 Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1968 Michelle Buckingham, Canadian 61 kg judoka (Olymp-20-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Florence Descampe, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1969 Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
  • 1970 Barbara Paulus, Austrian tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1970 Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star
  • 1970 Jodi Lambert, Australian 100m/200m sprinter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan 3K runner (world record)
  • 1971 Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
  • 1972 Josh Davis, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1972 Louise Dobson, Shepparton Aust, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Matt O'Dwyer, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Lincolnshire, Illinois
  • 1973 Gillian Boxx, softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fontana, California
  • 1973 Trent Bray, New Zealand 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Zach Thomas, American football player
  • 1974 Jason Taylor, American football player
  • 1975 Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player

  • 1976 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
  • 1976 Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
  • 1976 Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
  • 1976 Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
  • 1977 Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
  • 1977 Aaron Schobel, American football player
  • 1977 David Albelda, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
  • 1979 James O'Connor, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980 Chris Riggott, English footballer
  • 1981 Clinton Portis, American football player
  • 1981 Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
  • 1982 Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • 1982 Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • 1982 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • 1983 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 Nick Noble, American soccer player
  • 1986 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • 1986 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player
  • 1988 Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
  • 1988 Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer