Birthdays in Sport on January 16

  • 1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 1902 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Martin Stokken, Norwegian nordic relay (Olympic silver 1952)

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1935 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

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  • 1937 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1941 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • 1956 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • 1956 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • 1962 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • 1964 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • 1964 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • 1966 Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1966 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 1967 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1970 Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Ron Villone, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1971 Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971 Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star
  • 1971 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1972 Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1972 Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
  • 1972 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
  • 1973 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1976 Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
  • 1977 Jeff Foster, American basketball player
  • 1978 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
  • 1979 Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
  • 1980 Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1981 Bobby Zamora, English footballer
  • 1982 Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
  • 1983 Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
  • 1988 Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer