Birthdays in Sport on January 29

  • 1891 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Clifford Gray, American bobsled (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1896 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
  • 1906 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1906 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • 1918 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • 1926 Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)
  • 1929 William McMillan, American rapid pistol (Olympic gold 1960) [or Jul 3]
  • 1932 Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
  • 1932 George Allen, English footballer
  • 1938 Bill Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940 Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
  • 1945 Donna Marie Caponi Young, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1945 Donna Caponi, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner, born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
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Donna Caponi
  • 1947 Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
  • 1950 Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
  • 1951 Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • 1954 Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • 1955 John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1958 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • 1960 Gregory Efthimos Louganis, diver (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 Sean Kerly, hockey player
  • 1960 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1961 Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • 1963 Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)
  • 1964 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964 John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • 1964 John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1965 Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)
  • 1965 Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis star
  • 1965 Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Romário, Brazilian footballer
  • 1967 David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
  • 1967 Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967 Stacey King, NBA forward/center (Miami Heat)
  • 1968 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)
  • 1968 Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Kevin Roberson, US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1968 Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
  • 1969 Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA)
  • 1969 Karen Fonteyne, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 Robert Young, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
  • 1970 Eric Gouka, cricketer (Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • 1970 Scott Davis, guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer
  • 1971 Chris Vargas, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Jamal Fountaine, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Hessley Hempstead, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Scott Davis, figure skater (Olympics-1994), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1972 Simon Cook, cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96)
  • 1973 Darnell Stephens, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1973 Jason Schmidt, Lewiston ID, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1974 David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Jeff Mitchell, corner (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)
  • 1975 Hendrik Dreekmann, German tennis star
  • 1975 Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap)
  • 1977 Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1978 Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper
  • 1978 Rob Bironas, American football player
  • 1979 Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
  • 1980 Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player
  • 1983 Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player
  • 1985 Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • 1986 Mark Howard, English football player
  • 1986 Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
  • 1986 Chris Bourque, American pro hockey player
  • 1987 Spencer Clark, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1987 Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver
  • 1988 Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer
  • 1993 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player