Badminton in History

Events in Sport

  • 1900-01-24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1964-02-29 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
  • 2012-08-01 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1733-01-17 Thomas Linley the elder, English composer and tenor, born in Badminton, Gloucestershire (d. 1795)
  • 1930-05-29 Eddy Choong, Penang, Malaysia, Chinese badminton player, (d. 2013)
  • 1935-10-22 Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
  • 1937-01-14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • 1960-07-22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1963-06-25 Si-An Deng, Shanghai China, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-03-04 Linda French, Oak Park Ill, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-05-12 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-12-25 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-02-05 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • 1965-05-24 Chris Jorgis, Palo Alto California, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • 1965-12-24 Erika von Heiland, Angeles City Phil, US badminton player (Oly-92,96)
  • 1966-05-03 Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1966-08-23 Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1968-03-25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1968-05-01 Lisa Campbell, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1969-07-28 Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1969-11-12 Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1970-07-19 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-05-31 Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1971-08-26 Sharon Tina Jenkins, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-12-10 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-08-05 Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-11-25 Kevin Han, Shanghai China, US badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1974-12-08 Paul Staight, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1976-11-20 Theodoros Velkos, badminton player
  • 1979-01-25 Pi Hongyan, French badminton player
  • 1980-04-17 Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
  • 1981-01-08 Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
  • 1981-08-10 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • 1983-04-16 George Patis, Greek badminton player
  • 1983-10-14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player
  • 1984-03-13 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player
  • 1986-01-14 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player

Weddings in Sport

  • 2006-02-04 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta

Deaths in Sport

  • 2013-01-28 Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82