Birthdays in Sport on February 28

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1890 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1917 Hans Deutgen, Swedish world champion archer
  • 1929 Hayden Fry, American football coach
  • 1930 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • 1935 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1939 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1940 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1942 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • 1944 Sepp Maier, German footballer
  • 1945 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
  • 1946 Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
  • 1951 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • 1952 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • 1953 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
  • 1953 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1954 Brian Billick, American football coach
  • 1955 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1957 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • 1957 Jeff Woodland, Australian golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open), born in Papua, Indonesia
  • 1958 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
  • 1958 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
  • 1961 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
  • 1961 Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australian golfer
  • 1961 Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1962 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1962 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962 Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1963 Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • 1964 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
  • 1965 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1966 Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1966 Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1966 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1966 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
  • 1966 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1967 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Colin Cooper, English footballer
  • 1968 J T Snow, US baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1968 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1969 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • 1969 Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1969 Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
  • 1970 Jan Varholik, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1970 Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1970 Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1972 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympics-4th-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida

  • 1972 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1973 Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

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1973 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1973 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1973 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
  • 1974 Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • 1975 Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani ODI 1996)
  • 1975 Mike Rucker, American football player
  • 1976 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Kings)
  • 1977 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
  • 1978 Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
  • 1978 Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
  • 1979 Virginia Ledgerwood, Chester Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1979 Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver
  • 1979 Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
  • 1979 Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
  • 1980 Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
  • 1980 Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
  • 1980 Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer
  • 1980 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
  • 1981 Brian Bannister, American baseball player
  • 1981 Florent Serra, French tennis player
  • 1985 Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
  • 1987 Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer