Birthdays in Sport on January 3

  • 1861 William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1886 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • 1898 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
  • 1932 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1936 David Vine, British sport commentator

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1939 Bobby Hull, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1939 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • 1944 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • 1948 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • 1953 Angelo Parisi, French heavyweight judo (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1954 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1956 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • 1962 Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1962 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1963 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
  • 1963 Ashley Chinner, Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
  • 1963 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1965 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
  • 1966 John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • 1966 Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1967 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967 Magnus Gustafsson, Swedish tennis star
  • 1968 Kent Carlsson, Swedish tennis star
  • 1968 Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa)
  • 1968 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

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1969 Michael Schumacher, German Formula 1 racing driver and seven time world champion, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1970 James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
  • 1970 Yogi Johl, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1971 Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1972 Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • 1973 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1974 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1974 Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • 1976 Mendel Witzenhauser, soccer player (Ajax, VVV)
  • 1976 Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer
  • 1977 Beata Handra, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1977 Lee Bowyer, English footballer
  • 1977 A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
  • 1978 Mike York, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1980 David Tyree, American football player
  • 1981 Eli [Elisha] Manning, American football quarterback (NY Giants - MVP Super Bowls XLII, XLVI), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1981 Chris Blais, California racecar driver
  • 1985 John David Booty, American football player
  • 1986 Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player