Birthdays in Sport on January 28

  • 1873 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
  • 1880 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WWI)
  • 1891 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1900 Anni Holdmann, German 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • 1906 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • 1909 Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
  • 1929 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • 1932 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1934 Bill White, American 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • 1938 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • 1943 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949 Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • 1953 Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer

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1957 Nick Price, Zimbabwean PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic), born in Durban, South Africa

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  • 1962 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • 1963 Colleen Harp, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Denise Biellmann, Swiss figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1964 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1964 Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
  • 1966 Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1967 Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht), born in Oosterbeek, Gelderland
  • 1967 Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Henry Hering, Pointe-Claire Quebec, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1968 Marnie McBean, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1969 Giorgio Lamberti, Italian free style swimmer (world record 200m)
  • 1969 John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1970 Barry Minter, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 James Atkins, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Mike Chalenski, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Carey Bender, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1972 Frank Garcia, NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Nicky Southall, English footballer
  • 1973 Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Jerome Allen, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1973 Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973 Robert Braknis, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Derrick Mayes, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974 Jermaine Dye, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
  • 1974 Tony Delk, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • 1974 Vitaly Tregubov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1974 Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974 Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
  • 1974 Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975 Anne Montminy, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Julian Dean, Waihi NZ, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Junior Spivey, American baseball player
  • 1976 Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Mark Madsen, American basketball player
  • 1977 Takuma Sato, Japanese racing car driver (Indianapolis 500 2017), born in Toyko, Japan
  • 1977 Daunte Culpepper, American football player
  • 1977 Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
  • 1978 Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
  • 1978 Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
  • 1978 Jamie Carragher, English footballer
  • 1979 Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
  • 1981 Rick Razzano, American football player
  • 1984 Andre Iguodala, basketball & NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1985 Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
  • 1986 Jessica Ennis, English heptathlete