Volleyball in History

Events in Sport

  • 1895-02-09 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 1964-10-23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1976-07-30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 2010-01-01 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
  • 2014-11-23 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 172

  • 1889-08-31 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • 1937-02-10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • 1938-05-25 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1943-06-13 Edward Skorek, Poland, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1944-06-15 Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
  • 1947-11-05 Oleg Antropov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1954-01-02 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1954-03-21 Mary Jane Smith, Van Nuys Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1993)
  • 1954-07-29 Flo Hyman, Inglewood California, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1956-04-27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-05-07 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Oly-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-21 Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1957-08-20 Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1957-08-20 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • 1957-11-02 Rita Crockett, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957-11-12 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Oly-96), born in Glendale, California
  • 1958-06-25 Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1958-11-27 Julia Celotto, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-12-27 Mary Holland, WPVA volleyballer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1960-01-31 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Santa Monica California
  • 1960-02-15 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-05-13 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-06-08 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1960-07-07 Barbara Bierman, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960-07-08 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympics-G-88, B-92, 96)
  • 1960-10-31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-11-03 [Charles] Karch Kiraly, Jackson, Michigan, American volleyball player (Oly-3 g-84, 88, 96)
  • 1960-12-13 Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1961-02-17 Deb[ra] Richardson, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1961-02-22 Marla O'Hara, Gardena Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)
  • 1961-06-30 Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • 1961-12-28 Heather Hafner, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962-02-13 Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
  • 1962-02-25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-05-01 Paula Weishoff, volleyballer (Oly-Sil-84, br-92, 96), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962-05-18 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962-05-24 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • 1962-07-14 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-08-31 Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-10-22 Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-01-28 Colleen Harp, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963-02-09 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963-03-03 Elizabeth Chavez, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1963-07-08 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1963-07-29 Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
  • 1963-09-30 Ed Drakich, Windsor Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-10-15 Angela Rock, Lakewood CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1992)
  • 1963-10-28 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1963-11-07 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1963-11-22 Helen Reale, American WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-12-04 Johanna Wright, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1964-03-07 Amy Baltus, Bloomington IND, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
  • 1964-03-15 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
  • 1964-04-08 Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
  • 1964-04-25 Jackie Campbell, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-5th-1993), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-05-06 Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
  • 1964-07-24 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964-07-24 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1964-10-01 Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)
  • 1964-10-25 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1964-12-16 Evelyn Conley, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1965-01-11 Barbara Belding, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • 1965-01-31 Adam Johnson, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965-03-06 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Oly-b-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965-04-16 Caren Kemner, Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1965-06-09 Jeff Williams, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1965-07-05 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965-09-08 Barbra Fontana Harris, Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Oly-4th-96)
  • 1965-09-09 Marc Dunn, volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1965-10-27 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1965-12-24 Nancy Reno, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1965-12-25 Kathleen Luciano, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1993), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1966-01-23 Scott Fortune, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1966-03-03 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-04-04 Michal Clingman, Indio California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-9th-1994)
  • 1966-04-18 Michelle Chryst, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-17th-1994)
  • 1966-07-16 Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • 1966-08-13 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1966-10-18 Kristine Middeler, Felicity Oh, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994)
  • 1966-10-20 Erin Deiters, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1966-11-11 Gina Pillitiere, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1966-12-19 Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)
  • 1967-02-14 Laura Martin, LaJolla California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994)
  • 1967-03-17 Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
  • 1967-03-21 Elaina Oden, Orange CA, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1967-05-04 John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1967-08-01 Lori Endicott, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1967-08-08 Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)
  • 1967-08-10 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • 1967-08-31 Melanie Sullivan, Branford Ct, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994)
  • 1967-09-08 Brett Winslow, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1967-11-06 Jackie Auzias de Turenne, WPVA volleyballer (Natl-17th-1995), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-11-08 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1967-12-03 Katie Henderson, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1967-12-05 Ann Schirman, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • 1967-12-14 Ali Wood, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-03-28 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968-06-23 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1968-08-27 Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • 1968-09-16 Tara Cross-Battle, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Houston, Texas

Weddings in Sport

  • 2005-12-04 2004 Olympic volleyball team member Kerri Walsh (27) weds fellow volleyball player Casey Jennings (30) at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1980-10-15 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)
  • 1986-01-24 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)