Birthdays in Sport on February 7

  • 1902 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1909 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
  • 1910 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
  • 1919 Ilse Pausin, Austrian figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1921 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1927 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1928 Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • 1933 John Anderton, English footballer
  • 1938 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
  • 1945 Gerald Davies, British rugby player
  • 1945 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
  • 1949 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • 1949 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • 1950 Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • 1950 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics-1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1951 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • 1951 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1953 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1953 Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
  • 1955 Charlie Puleo, baseball player
  • 1957 Carney Lansford, baseball player
  • 1957 Damaso Garcia, baseball player
  • 1959 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • 1962 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • 1963 Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
  • 1964 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside California, swimmer (Olympic silver 84)
  • 1964 Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
  • 1965 Kristal Parker-Gregory, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1965 Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1967 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1968 Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
  • 1968 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1969 Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Oly-bronze-96), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1970 Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1971 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire righty batsman 1996)
  • 1972 John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • 1972 Alex Bassi, American race car driver
  • 1973 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Oly-gold-96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • 1973 Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
  • 1973 Leanne Schuster, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • 1973 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)

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1974 Steve Nash, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • 1975 Alexandre Daigle, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1976 Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1976 Sreto Ristić, German footballer
  • 1977 Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1977 Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian footballer
  • 1978 Endy Chávez, baseball player
  • 1979 Jon Leicester, American baseball player
  • 1983 Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
  • 1983 Teshome Getu, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1983 Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
  • 1988 Matthew Stafford, American college football player
  • 1990 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete