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, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • 1900 Percy Chapman, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, captain 1926-31, 1 x 100; Kent CCC), born in Reading, England (d. 1961)
  • 1905 John Mills, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests, 241 runs, 1 x 100), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1972)
  • 1917 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1921 John Aston Sr., English soccer striker (17 caps; Manchester United 253 games), born in Prestwich, England (d. 2003)
  • 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)
  • 1941 Dave Herman, American football offensive guard (Super Bowl 1969; AFL All-Star 1968, 69; All-AFL 1967, 68, 69; New York Jets), born in Bryan, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • 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, French soccer manager (Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa, France), born in Thérouanne, France (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Ronald W Harris, American boxer (Olympic gold lightweight 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 MLB baseball outfielder, 1986-98 (Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and 5 other teams), manager (Houston Astros, 2009), and coach (Houston, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 1964 Ernest Givins, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1990, 92; Houston Oilers), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1966 Bennie Blades, American NFL safety (Pro Bowl 1991; Detroit Lions), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1967 Chris Gatling, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1997; Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1967 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; World Series 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks; Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1969 Keith Traylor, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1997-98 Denver Broncos, 2004 NE Patriots), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1970 Gareth Southgate, English soccer midfielder (57 caps; Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough) and manager (Middlesborough, England), born in Watford, England
  • 1970 George Lynch, American basketball forward and college coach (Charlotte/NO Hornets; UNC NCAA title 1993), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1970 Uzooma Okeke, American CFL HOF guard (7 x CFL All Star; Shreveport Pirates, Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Alouettes), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1971 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1,500m 1992), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1972 Martin Straka, Czech ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1998; World C'ship gold 2005; HC Škoda Plzeň, Pittsburgh Penguins, NY Rangers), born in Plzeň, Czech Republic
  • 1973 Damon Stoudamire, American basketball guard (NBA Rookie of the Year 1996; Toronto Raptors) and coach (University of the Pacific 2016-21), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1976 Jevon Kearse 'The Freak', American football player, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1977 Nate Robertson, American baseball player, born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1977 Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer (Astob Villa), born in Gullspång, Sweden
  • 1977 Rui Marques, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1977 Tami Tyler, American dance skater (with partner Jonathan Nichols), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 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 Kelvin Wilson, English footballer, born in Nottingham, England
  • 1985 Scott Carson, English footballer, born in Whitehaven, England

Shaun WhiteShaun White (36 years old)

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

  • 1988 Carla Suárez Navarro, Spanish tennis player (2 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Las Palmas, Spain

Dominic ThiemDominic Thiem (29 years old)

1993 Austrian tennis player (US Open 2020, ATP Finals 2019), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

  • 2003 Eileen Gu, Chinese freestyle skier (Olympic gold halfpipe, big air 2022; World C'ship gold halfpipe, slopestyle 2021), born in San Francisco, California