Birthdays in Sport on January 21

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1887 Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1889 Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
  • 1891 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
  • 1901 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1927 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1932 Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold 1956-60-64)

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1940 Jack Nicklaus, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • 1955 Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
  • 1957 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1957 Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)
  • 1959 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1963 Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
  • 1963 Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • 1963 Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)

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1963 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 1965 Brian Bradley, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1965 Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1965 Tania Abitbol, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1966 Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967 Ulf Stenlund, Swedish tennis star
  • 1968 Tom Urbani, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1969 Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
  • 1969 Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1969 Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Brennan Little, St Thomas Ont, golfer (1994 Western States mini-tour)
  • 1970 Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
  • 1971 Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1971 Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
  • 1972 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1972 Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1972 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1973 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1974 Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1974 Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1975 Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1975 Ito, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 Nicky Butt, English footballer
  • 1975 Casey FitzRandolph, American speed skater
  • 1975 Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977 Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1977 Phil Neville, English footballer
  • 1978 Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • 1978 Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
  • 1979 Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Aubrie Rippner, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Dave Kitson, English footballer
  • 1981 Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
  • 1981 Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
  • 1981 Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 Dean Whitehead, English footballer
  • 1983 Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • 1983 Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player
  • 1985 Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • 1987 Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer
  • 1994 Laura Robson, Tennis Player