Birthdays in Sport in January 1949

About January 1949

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • Jan 6 Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)

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, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • Jan 12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
  • Jan 15 Howard Allen Twitty, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jan 15 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 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