Born in Subiaco, Western Australia on this day in 1953, the fantastically-named Steele Bishop was a track cyclist who specialised in the 5000m pursuit. He was National Champion nine times and, after an incredible race in 1983 aboard a Swiss-built custom bike produced by Australian manufacturer Malvern Star, World Champion. He retired a short while later.
Philippe Ermenault, born in Flixecourt, France on this day in 1969, is a retired track cyclist who won nine National Championships, two World Championships and an Olympic gold medal.
David O'Loughlin, born in Mayo on this day in 1978, became Irish Time Trial Champion in 2003 and then took the Road Race title a year later and again in 2005. In 2006 he won both, keeping the Road Race Championship for a third year in 2007. He rode track as well, setting a new 4km Pursuit world record in 2006 and in 2009 he won Ireland's very UCI Track World Cup medal. He retired from the track in 2010, according to the Mayo News because he was angry with what he saw as bad team management, but returned in 2011.
Other births: Peter Gröning (Germany, 1939); Otto Kürschner(Germany, 1904); Yoshiaki Ogasawara (Japan, 1954); Royden Ingham (USA, 1911, died 1999); Ed Lynch (USA, 1929); Gert Jakobs (Netherlands, 1964); Heiner Hoffmann (Germany, 1915, died 1945); Andon Petrov (Bulgaria, 1955).