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Birthdays in Sport on September 3

  • 1841 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • 1878 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), born in Ealing, England (d. 1960)
  • 1882 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in Stoke Newington, London (d. 1930)
  • 1917 Eddie Stanky, American baseball second baseman, manager (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, born in Dixon, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Fred Hawkins, American golfer (US Masters 1958 runner-up), born in Antioch, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbrücken), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1926 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Carlo Clerici, Swiss road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1954), born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Dick Motta, American basketball coach (NBA Championship, Washington Bullets 1977-78), born in Midvale, Utah
  • 1933 Basil Butcher, West Indies cricket batsman (44 Tests; 3,104 runs @ 43.11), born in Port Mourant, British Guyana (d. 2019)
  • 1943 Dave Eichelberger, American golfer (US Senior Open 1999), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1947 Dick Buerkle, American athlete (WR 1 mile indoor 3:54.93 1978), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Gérard Houllier OBE, French soccer manager (Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa, France), born in Thérouanne, France (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Ronald W Harris, American lightweight boxer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949 José Pékerman, Argentine football manager (Columbia 2012-18), born in Villa Domínguez, Argentina

  • 1950 Jóhannes Eðvaldsson, Icelandic soccer defender (34 caps; Celtic, Tulsa Roughnecks, Hannover 96, Motherwell), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2021)
  • 1956 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • 1957 Erhan Önal, Turkish soccer central defender (12 caps; FC Bayern Munich, Standard Liège, Galatasaray), born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2021)
  • 1962 Dave Clark, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 1964 Ernest Givins, American NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers; Pro Bowl 1990, 92), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1966 Bennie Blades, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions; Pro Bowl 1991), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1967 Chris Gatling, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1997), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1967 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; Houston, Arizona), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1969 Keith Traylor, American NFL defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1997-98, 2004), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1970 George Lynch, American basketball forward and college coach (Charlotte/NO Hornets; UNC NCAA title 1993), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1970 Uzooma Okeke, American born CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1970 Gareth Southgate, English manager of English national side and footballer (Aston Villa, Middlesbrough), born in Watford, England
  • 1971 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1972 Antonius Bonner, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Martin Straka, Czech NHL forward (Team Czech Rep), born in Plzeň, Czechoslavakia
  • 1973 Brian Thure, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Downey, California
  • 1973 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1973 Joanette Kruger, tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1974 Rebecca Bailey, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1976 Jevon Kearse 'The Freak', American football player, born in Fort Myers, Florida

  • 1977 Tami Tyler, American dance skater (with partner Jonathan Nichols), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1977 Rui Marques, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1977 Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer (Astob Villa), born in Gullspång, Sweden
  • 1977 Nate Robertson, American baseball player, born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1978 John Curtis, English footballer, born in Nuneaton, England
  • 1978 Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player, born in Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
  • 1980 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer, born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • 1980 Jennie Finch, American softball player (Olympic Gold 2004, Silver 2008), born in La Mirada, California
  • 1983 Augusto Farfus, Brazilian racing driver, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • 1983 Nicky Hunt, English footballer, born in Westhoughton, England
  • 1985 Scott Carson, English footballer, born in Whitehaven, England
  • 1985 Kelvin Wilson, English footballer, born in Nottingham, England

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1986 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

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  • 1988 Carla Suárez Navarro, Spanish tennis player (2 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Las Palmas, Spain
  • 1993 Dominic Thiem, Austrian tennis player (US Open 2020, ATP Finals 2019), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria