Birthdays in Sport on September 4

  • 1885 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Lorna Johnstone, English equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968), born in York, England (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, British cricketer, born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, born in Zenón Pereyra, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1956, 60, 64), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1941 Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer

Person of interestRay Floyd

1942 Raymond Floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1943 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1944 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestTom Watson

1949 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949 Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator
  • 1950 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1950 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer

  • 1953 Michael Stean, chess player
  • 1956 Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics 3 Gold-1972)
  • 1958 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1961 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1962 Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1963 Donna Wilkins, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Guy Donald Boros, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964 Tomas Sandstrom, NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998)
  • 1966 Jearl A Miles, 400m/long jumper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1967 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968 Carlette Guidry-White, 100m/long jumper
  • 1968 Mike Piazza, catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Rick McNair, water polo 2m defender (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1970 Cari Read, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1970 Janae Lautenschlager, Canoga Park California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
  • 1971 Brian Storey, 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 1971 John Thierry, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Monty Grow, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Tyrone Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1972 Daniel Nestor, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1972 Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Norman Hand, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Jean Lavertue, weightlifter (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
  • 1975 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Helen Denman, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1977 Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
  • 1979 Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979 Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 1981 Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
  • 1983 Tareq Aziz, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player
  • 1986 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer