Birthdays in Sport in January 1949

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • Jan 6 Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Rowe, West Indian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Person of interestGeorge Foreman

Jan 10 George Foreman, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jan 10 Walter S Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Jan 12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
  • Jan 15 Howard Allen Twitty, American PGA golfer (1979 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jan 15 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Lajas, Puerto Rico (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Dennis Taylor, British professional snooker player and snooker commentator (1985 World Championship), born in Coalisland, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • Jan 28 Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • Jan 31 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist

About January 1949

How Old? 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn