On This Day

Athletics in History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 380 of 380

  • 1974-06-30 Hezekiel Sepeng, South African athlete, born in Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • 1974-07-23 Maurice Greene, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m 2000; World C'ship gold 100m 1997; 100m, 200m, 4x100m 1999; WR 100m 9.79s 1999), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 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
  • 1976-04-05 Kim Collins, Nevisian athlete (World C'ship gold men's 100m 2003), born in Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 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 shot putter and politician, born in Aalborg, Denmark
  • 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
  • 1979-03-13 Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1979-03-24 Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
  • 1979-04-01 Ruth Beitia, Spanish athlete (Olympic gold women's high jump 2016), born in Santander, Spain
  • 1979-05-28 Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
  • 1979-06-15 Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian athlete
  • 1979-08-02 Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete, born in Kapsabet, Kenya
  • 1979-08-14 Paul Burgess, Australian athlete, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1979-08-16 Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1979-09-14 Jesse Marunde, American Strongman athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1980-08-22 Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete, born in Laval, Canada
  • 1980-11-22 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • 1980-12-01 Mubarak Hassan Shami, Qatari athlete (Vienna 2005, Prague 2006, Paris 2007 marathons), born in Baringo, Kenya
  • 1981-02-27 Elodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
  • 1981-04-29 Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1982-04-01 Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold men's javelin 2004, 08; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kristiansand, Norway
  • 1982-05-15 Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
  • 1982-05-16 Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • 1982-06-13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 2004, 08; 5,000m 2008; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2003, 05, 07, 09; 5,000m 2009; 11 x World Cross Country gold), born in Bekoji, Ethiopia
  • 1982-08-05 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete and bobsledder,born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1982-08-31 Lien Huyghebaert, Belgian athlete
  • 1982-11-16 Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique
  • 1982-12-08 Dee Dee Trotter, American athlete, born in California, United States
  • 1982-12-09 Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1983-02-02 Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
  • 1983-03-01 Melaine Walker O.D, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 2008; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1983-07-13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983-07-13 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • 1984-03-13 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • 1984-04-15 Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
  • 1984-06-01 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka (Olympic gold -100kg 2008; silver 2012; first Mongolian Olympic gold medallist), born in Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia
  • 1985-03-16 Colin O'Brady, American athlete and adventurer, first to cross Antarctica solo unassisted, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1985-06-01 Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian athlete (5,000m WR 14:11.15 2008; Olympic gold 5000m, 10000m 2008; 10000m 2012), born in Bekoji, Arsi Province, Ethiopia
  • 1985-11-18 Allyson Felix, American athlete (7 x Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16, 20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1986-01-28 Jessica Ennis, English athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 2012; World C'ship gold 2009, 11, 15), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1986-11-22 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • 1986-12-27 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100m 2008, 12; 9 x World C'ship gold), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1987-02-01 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • 1988-02-22 Kevin Borlée, Belgian athlete, born in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
  • 1991-06-24 Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatari athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Doha, Qatar
  • 1991-09-21 Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • 1992-02-07 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
  • 1992-06-01 Gianmarco Tamberi, Italian athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020), born in Civitanova Marche, Italy
  • 1992-06-28 Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100/200m 2016, 2020; 200m 2016), born in Manchester, Jamaica
  • 1992-08-27 Daniel Ståhl, Swedish athlete (Olympic gold discus 2020; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
  • 1993-01-01 Sifan Hassan, Oromo-Dutch athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m/10,000m 2020; World C'ship gold 1500, 10,000m 2019), born in Adama, Ethiopia
  • 1993-04-02 Keshorn Walcott ORTT, Trinidadian athlete (Olympic gold javelin 2012, bronze 2016), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1994-01-10 Faith Kipyegon, Kenyan athlete (Olympic gold women's 1,500m 2016, 20; World C'ship gold 2017), born in Bomet, Kenya
  • 1994-02-20 Brigid Kosgei, Kenyan athlete (marathon world record 2019; Chicago Marathon 2018-9, London Marathon 2019), born in Kenya
  • 1994-09-26 Marcell Jacobs, Italian athlete (Olympic Gold Medal 2021 - 100 meters), born in El Paso, United States
  • 1994-09-26 Marcell Jacobs Jr., Italian athlete (Olympic gold men's 100m 2020; first Italian to win the event), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1995-10-21 Yulimar Rojas, Venezuelan athlete (Olympic gold triple jump 2020 WR 15.67m), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1996-02-28 Karsten Warholm, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles WR 45.94 2021; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • 1997-12-24 Neeraj Chopra, Indian athlete (Olympic gold javelin 2020; first-ever Indian Olympic track & field gold), born in Panipat, Haryana, India
  • 1998-03-18 Miltiadis Tentoglou, Greek athlete (Olympic gold long jump 2020), born in Grevena, Greece
  • 1999-11-10 Armand Duplantis, Swedish athlete (Olympic gold pole vault 2020; World C'ship gold 2019; WR 6.18m), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 2000-01-20 Selemon Barega, Ethiopian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 2020), born in Gurage zone, Ethiopia

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport