Birthdays in Sport on January 18

  • 1916 Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
  • 1921 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • 1938 Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
  • 1944 Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1950 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • 1951 Bob Latchford, English footballer
  • 1955 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Larry Smith, NBA player

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1961 Mark Messier, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta

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  • 1961 Peter Beardsley, English footballer
  • 1962 David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1963 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1964 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1964 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1965 Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
  • 1967 Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • 1967 Peter Cox Jr, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1967 Iv├ín Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  • 1969 Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969 Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1970 Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1971 Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
  • 1972 Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Mike Lieberthal, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972 Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
  • 1973 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
  • 1974 Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1975 Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1976 Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
  • 1976 Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1977 Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
  • 1977 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
  • 1978 Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
  • 1979 Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979 Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 Kenyatta Jones, American football player, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1980 Robert Green, English footballer
  • 1980 Julius Peppers, American football player
  • 1981 Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
  • 1981 Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
  • 1985 Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player
  • 1990 Gift Ngoepe, South African-born baseball player, 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, born in Pietersburg, South Africa