Birthdays in Sport on September 8

  • 1881 Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in St. Gilles, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1915 Frank Pullen, English business person and racehorse owner (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Alan Weeks, sports commentator
  • 1929 Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958
  • 1930 Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1939 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • 1945 Rogie Vachon, Quebec, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968)
  • 1946 L.C. Greenwood, American football player, (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1948 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Mark McCumber, America professional golfer, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1951 Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • 1951 Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)
  • 1956 Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers)
  • 1957 Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer

  • 1962 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player
  • 1963 Gerald Williams, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1963 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast
  • 1964 Steffan Peters, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1965 Barbra Fontana Harris, Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1966 Mike Dyer, Upland California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966 Raymond Atteveld, Belgian soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC)
  • 1967 Brett Winslow, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1969 Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1969 Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
  • 1970 Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1970 Tomur Barnes, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • 1971 David Merritt, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Greg Minor, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1971 Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • 1972 Trent McCleary, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Swift Current, Canada
  • 1972 Markus Babbel, German footballer
  • 1973 Bob Wolcott, Huntington Beach Ca, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1973 Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1974 Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
  • 1975 Elena Likhovtseva, Alma-Ata Kazakhstan, tennis star
  • 1975 John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975 Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer
  • 1976 Sjeng Schalken, Weert Neth, tennis star

  • 1976 Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1976 Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1977 Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978 Marco Sturm, Dingolfing GER, NHL forward (Sharks, Team Germany 1998)
  • 1978 Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Gil Meche, American baseball player
  • 1980 Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer
  • 1981 Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1983 Wali Lundy, American football player
  • 1983 Diego Benaglio, Swiss-Italian footballer
  • 1983 Chris Judd, Australian football player
  • 1983 Lewis Roberts-Thompson, Australian football player
  • 1983 Will Blalock, American basketball player
  • 1984 Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver
  • 1984 Peter Whittingham, English footballer
  • 1986 João Moutinho, Sporting Lisbon midfielder
  • 1986 Matt Grothe, American football player

Person of interestAlexandre Bilodeau

1987 Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics), born in Montreal, Quebec

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 1988 Arrelious Benn, American football player
  • 1990 Matt Barkley, American football player