Birthdays in Sport on January 14

  • 1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 1920 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • 1921 Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1932 Don Garlits, American race car driver
  • 1936 John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
  • 1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972)
  • 1936 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1937 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • 1937 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • 1941 C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1942 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • 1942 Dave Campbell, American baseball player
  • 1944 Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
  • 1951 Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
  • 1954 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • 1959 Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
  • 1964 Sergei Nemchinov, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964 Ernest Miller, American wrestler
  • 1965 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966 Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Emily Watson, British actress (Corpse Bride, War Horse, Red Dragon), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1967 Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Fred[ric] Honebein, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Ruel Fox, English footballer
  • 1969 David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
  • 1969 Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1970 Eric Charron, Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1970 Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1970 Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
  • 1972 Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1972 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist
  • 1973 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • 1973 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
  • 1974 Hugues Legault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1974 Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • 1975 Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • 1977 Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1978 Shawn Crawford, American sprinter
  • 1980 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player
  • 1980 Ossama Haidar, a Lebanese soccer player
  • 1980 Byron Leftwich, American football player
  • 1982 Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist
  • 1984 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
  • 1986 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player