Birthdays in Sport on January 22

  • 1889 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1902 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • 1918 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1921 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 1927 Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • 1931 Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)
  • 1938 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1940 George Seifert, American football coach
  • 1942 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1949 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 1951 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
  • 1952 Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • 1956 Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer

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1957 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game, born in Montreal, Quebec

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  • 1958 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • 1961 Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
  • 1963 Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1963 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
  • 1964 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • 1964 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • 1965 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1966 Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard (NY Jets)
  • 1966 Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder)
  • 1967 Manabu Nakanishi, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1967 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)
  • 1967 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • 1968 Andrey Sokolov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1968 Brian Jones, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer
  • 1968 Frank Lebœuf, French footballer
  • 1969 Keith Gordon, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969 Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
  • 1969 Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle (NY Giants, Redskins, Scot Claymores)
  • 1970 Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
  • 1971 Bucky Brooks, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Stan Collymore, English footballer
  • 1972 Steve Scifres, guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Toddrick McIntosh, NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1972 Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (d. 1999)
  • 1973 Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
  • 1973 George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Reggie Barlow, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1973 Said Larossi, soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse)
  • 1973 Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1973 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974 Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1974 Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)
  • 1975 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, New Zealand cyclist (Oly-96), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1975 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1976 James Dearth, American football player
  • 1977 Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
  • 1977 Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978 Chone Figgins, American baseball player
  • 1980 Jake Grove, American football player
  • 1980 Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • 1981 Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer
  • 1982 Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 Jason Peters, American football player
  • 1983 Shaun Cody, American football player
  • 1984 Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Leon Powe, American basketball player
  • 1985 Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer
  • 1988 Greg Oden, American basketball player