Athletics in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 341

  • 1960-07-06 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, American NFL nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960-12-04 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 1984), born in Toowoomba, Australia
  • 1961-01-08 Calvin Smith, American athlete, born in Bolton, Mississippi
  • 1961-01-24 William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete, born in Leuven, Belgium
  • 1961-03-04 Sabine Everts, former German track athlete
  • 1961-03-31 Ron Brown, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-06-01 Werner Günthör, Swiss athlete (World C'ship gold, shot put 1987, 91, 93; Olympic bronze 1988), born in Uttwil, Switzerland
  • 1961-10-10 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961-12-30 Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1988-disqualified), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1962-04-03 Nancy Filteau, Canadian athlete, 72k judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • 1962-04-15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1984), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1962-06-01 Sherri Howard, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m hurdles 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1962-07-29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • 1962-11-21 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • 1963-03-20 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1963-09-26 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan athlete (World marathon champion 1987, Olympic silver 1988), born in Mombasa, Kenya
  • 1964-01-06 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • 1964-04-09 Charles Jenkins Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1992), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-04-21 Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
  • 1964-10-02 Sheila Echols, American track athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1964-11-10 Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete, writer and producer (LazyTown), born in Borgarnes, Iceland
  • 1964-11-23 Frank Rutherford, Bahamian athlete
  • 1964-12-09 Josie Cichockyj, British wheelchair athlete (wheelchair racing [WR 5,000m], basketball, tennis, table tennis), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2014)
  • 1964-12-28 Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete, born in Eibar, Spain
  • 1965-01-01 Andrew Valmon, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-03-29 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete, born in Tripotamo, Greece
  • 1965-04-06 Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • 1965-06-01 Olga Nazarova, Russian athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 4x400m relay 1991), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-11-07 Sigrun Wodars, German middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966-02-09 Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • 1966-02-25 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1966-03-31 Roger Black, English athlete (World C'ships gold 4 x 400m relay 1991, 97), born in Gosport, Hampshire,
  • 1966-04-18 Trine Hattestad, Norwegian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • 1966-06-16 Randy Barnes, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1996; WR 23.12m), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1966-11-01 Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
  • 1966-11-19 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-10-02 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete (Olympic silver 100m, 200m 1992, 96), born in Windhoek, South West Africa
  • 1967-12-29 Kevin Toth, American shot put athlete, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968-01-08 Mark Duane Croghan, American 3k steeplechase athlete (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968-01-17 Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete, born in Soviet Union
  • 1968-01-31 Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete, born in Belgium
  • 1968-04-08 Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100m hurdles)
  • 1968-05-09 Marie-José Pérec, French athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m 1996), born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
  • 1968-07-30 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • 1968-08-22 Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • 1968-10-02 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-11-03 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1968-12-24 Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete, born in Diest, Belgium
  • 1969-02-16 Fermín Cacho, Spanish middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 92, silver 96), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1969-03-29 Kim Batten, American athlete 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia
  • 1969-05-16 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • 1969-06-13 Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian shot put athlete (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bryansk, Russia
  • 1969-06-17 Paul Tergat, Kenyan long distance runner, born in Riwo, Baringo District, Kenya
  • 1969-12-02 Pavel Loskutov, Estonian long distance athlete (Frankfurt Marathon 1999, 2001; JoongAng Seoul Marathon 2003-04), born in Valka, Latvia
  • 1969-12-15 Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete
  • 1970-03-14 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • 1970-04-19 Kelly Holmes, British athlete (Olympics gold 800/1,500m 2004), born in Hildenborough, England
  • 1970-07-02 Derrick Adkins, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-08-21 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
  • 1970-08-26 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • 1970-10-10 Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete, born in Khouribga, Morocco
  • 1971-03-01 Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-03-13 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971-05-15 Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
  • 1971-05-20 Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • 1972-03-29 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • 1973-02-22 Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
  • 1973-03-30 Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American 100m athlete and long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1973-04-21 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • 1973-06-28 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete, born in Szeged, Hungary
  • 1973-07-11 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • 1973-08-01 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • 1973-09-12 Darren Campbell, British sprint athlete, born in Moss Side, Manchester, England
  • 1973-12-30 Ato Boldon, Trinidadian athlete
  • 1974-01-02 Ludmila Formanová, Czech athlete (World C'ship gold 800m 1999), born in Čáslav, Czech Republic
  • 1974-01-20 Calvin Harrison, American athlete (Olympic gold medalist), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1974-04-20 Kevin Sullivan, Canadian athlete, 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • 1974-06-30 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
  • 1974-08-01 Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete, born in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
  • 1974-09-14 Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m, 5k 2004), born in Berkane, Morocco
  • 1975-01-25 Tim Montgomery, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 2000; BALCO scandal), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1975-02-09 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • 1975-07-20 Aimee Mullins, American Paralympic athlete/official (US Olympic Chef de Mission 2012), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Person of interestMarion Jones

1975-10-12 Marion Jones, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals), born in Los Angeles, California

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • 1975-11-13 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)
  • 1976-03-30 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • 1976-06-01 Marlon Devonish, MBE, English athlete (Olympic gold GB 4x100m relay 2004; World Indoor C'ship gold 200m 2003), born in Coventry, England
  • 1976-08-02 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete, born in Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
  • 1976-11-19 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • 1976-12-22 Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete, born in Rumst, Belgium
  • 1977-03-01 Rens Blom, Dutch athlete (World C'ships gold pole vault 2005), born in Munstergeleen, Netherlands
  • 1977-03-04 Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
  • 1977-05-27 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • 1977-05-31 Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
  • 1977-10-31 Sylviane Félix, French athlete, born in Créteil, France
  • 1978-02-16 Tia Hellebaut, Belgian athlete
  • 1978-07-20 Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
  • 1978-11-19 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech athlete
  • 1978-12-02 Jason Collins, American basketball canter (first openly gay athlete to play in any major North American pro sports league), born in Northridge, California

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Deaths in Sport