Birthdays in Sport on January 2

  • 1892 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1921 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • 1947 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1947 Lanny Bassham, American rifle-3 position (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1959 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)
  • 1960 Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)
  • 1963 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963 Edgar Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
  • 1964 Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
  • 1965 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1965 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1967 Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Francois Pienaar, Vereeniging Transvaal (now known as Gauteng Province), South African rugby player and captain of the Springboks
  • 1968 Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1968 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
  • 1969 Rick Tabaracci, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • 1969 Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • 1969 Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer

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1969 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

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  • 1970 Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1970 Anthony Stuart, cricketer (Australian ODI pace bowler, hat trick 1997)
  • 1970 Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 Royce Clayton, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971 Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
  • 1971 Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1971 Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  • 1972 Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1972 Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
  • 1973 Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1973 Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
  • 1973 Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
  • 1974 Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
  • 1975 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1976 Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
  • 1976 Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist
  • 1976 Cletidus Hunt, American football player
  • 1977 Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977 Scott Proctor, American baseball player
  • 1979 Jonathan Greening, British footballer
  • 1980 Stephanie Stiegler, pairs skater (& Zimmerman), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1981 Hanno Balitsch, German footballer
  • 1981 Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Garko, American baseball player
  • 1981 Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player
  • 1985 Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player
  • 1988 Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer