Birthdays in Sport on January 20

  • 1893 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1908 Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • 1912 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1925 George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 1932 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
  • 1940 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
  • 1947 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
  • 1950 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
  • 1957 Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
  • 1959 Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
  • 1963 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in San Jose, California
  • 1964 Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964 Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
  • 1964 Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1965 Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
  • 1965 Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
  • 1966 Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • 1966 Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1968 Junior Murray, cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)
  • 1968 Nick Anderson, NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1969 Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
  • 1970 Dennis Hulshof, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970 Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1970 Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1970 Ron Carpenter, NFL/WLAF safety (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Thomas "Tom" Murray, American rower (Olympics-1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1971 Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1971 Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Brian Giles, American baseball player
  • 1972 Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 Calvin Harrison, American athlete (Olympic gold medalist), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1974 Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1975 David Eckstein, American baseball player
  • 1975 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
  • 1977 Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for South Africa)
  • 1978 Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete
  • 1978 Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
  • 1981 Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 Owen Hargreaves, English international footballer
  • 1983 Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player