Birthdays in Sport on September 7

  • 1726 François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, born in Dreux, France (d. 1795)
  • 1842 Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, born in Lublin, Russian Empire (d. 1888)
  • 1870 Thomas Curtis, American athlete (Olympic 1896 Gold), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1944)
  • 1877 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, born in Maum, County Galway, Ireland (d. 1959)

Person of interestPaul Brown

1908 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk, Ohio (d. 1991)

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1910 John Shea, American 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1932), born in Lake Placid, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, born in Kanegem, Belgium (d. 2004)

Person of interestLouise Suggs

1923 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1926 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1931 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1934 Bill Giles, American baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1942 Alan Oakes, British footballer (Manchester City), born in Winsford, England
  • 1946 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1951 Mark R McCumber, American PGA golfer (1979 Doral-Eastern), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1952 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1998)
  • 1956 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1961 Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1965 Bruce Armstrong, American NFL offensive tackle (NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1965 Danny Harris, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • 1965 Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer (won European Golden Boot Award 1991), born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • 1965 Andreas Thom, German footballer (Dynamo Berlin), born in Rüdersdorf, East Germany
  • 1965 Uta Pippig, German long distance runner, born in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1967 Kathaleen K Cutone, American figure skater (1994 Collegiate champ)
  • 1968 Erik Williams, American NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Darren Bragg, American outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1971 Briana Scurry, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Tonny Jensen, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • 1971 Wesley Leasy, American NFL linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1972 Andreas Pušnik, Austrian hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1972 Cedric Davis, American NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Brandon, Florida
  • 1972 Jason Isringhausen, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brighton, Illinois
  • 1972 Willy Tate, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Montana, California
  • 1973 Sam Couch, American kayaker (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1974 Antonio McDyess, American NBA forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Quitman, Mississippi
  • 1974 Mario Frick, Swiss-Liechtensteiner footballer, born in Chur, Switzerland
  • 1975 Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer, born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • 1977 Jon Macken, British footballer (Preston North End), born in Blackley, England
  • 1978 Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer, born in Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 1979 Brian Stokes, American baseball player, born in Montclair, California
  • 1980 Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer (Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • 1980 Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer, born in Rey, Iran
  • 1980 Mark Prior, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1980 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist, born in Gunnedah, Australia
  • 1981 Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer, born in Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • 1982 Andre Dirrell, American boxer (IBF interim super middleweight 2017-18), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1983 Philip Deignan, Irish cyclist (UCI Pro Team), born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
  • 1983 Mehmet Topuz, Turkisher footballer (Kayserispor), born in Caferli Köyü, Yozgat, Turkey
  • 1983 Pops Mensah-Bonsu, British basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, born in Tottenham, London
  • 1983 Annette Dytrt, German skater figure, born in Landshut, Germany
  • 1984 Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1985 Rafinha [Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza], Brazilian footballer, born in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
  • 1987 Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1988 Kevin Love, American basketball player, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1990 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin