Birthdays in Sport on January 15

  • 1841 Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
  • 1875 Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)
  • 1885 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • 1920 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • 1932 Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1938 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • 1943 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
  • 1949 Howard Allen Twitty, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1949 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1950 Marius TrĂ©sor, French footballer
  • 1953 Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1954 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • 1956 Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
  • 1956 Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
  • 1963 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1963 Yaro Dachniwsky, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
  • 1964 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
  • 1965 Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
  • 1965 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • 1966 Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
  • 1967 Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
  • 1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1968 Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1968 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
  • 1969 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Marsha Miller, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1969 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Dan Landry, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1970 Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970 Michele Granger, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1971 LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1973 Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1973 Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
  • 1974 Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1974 Ray King, American baseball player
  • 1975 Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)

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1975 Mary Pierce, tennis star (1995 Australian Open), born in Montreal, Quebec

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  • 1976 Corey Chavous, American football player
  • 1978 Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
  • 1979 Drew Brees, American football player (New Orleans Saints), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1979 Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1980 Matt Holliday, American baseball player
  • 1981 El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
  • 1981 Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • 1982 Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1983 Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
  • 1983 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
  • 1984 Megan Jendrick, American swimmer
  • 1985 Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
  • 1986 Fred Davis, American football player
  • 1987 Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
  • 1987 David Knight, English footballer
  • 1990 Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer