On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in January 1930

Person of interestDon Shula

Jan 4 Don Shula, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Super Bowl 1972, 73; Miami Dolphins; Baltimore Colts; NFL Coach of the Year 1964, 67, 68, 72), born in Grand River Ohio (d. 2020)

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 7 Eddie LeBaron, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1955, 57, 58, 62; Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys), born in San Rafael, California (d. 2015)
  • Jan 8 Doreen Wilber, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Rutland, Iowa (d. 2008)

Person of interestTim Horton

Jan 12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Jan 19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • Jan 20 Raymond Van Gestel, Belgian soccer winger (5 caps; Lyra) and athlete (Belgian long jump champion), born in Mol, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • Jan 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1954, French C'ships 1958)), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Buddy Melges, American sailor (Olympic gold 1972) and America's Cup skipper (America3), born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin
  • Jan 30 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1992)
  • Jan 31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)

About January 1930

How Old? 90 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 29), Horse (Jan 30 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)