Sports Stars Born in 1951

  • Jan 1 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1986-87, 96; 24 Hours of Nürburgring 1970, 98, 2004; World Sportscar C'ship 1985), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Jan 4 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 5 Steve Arnold, English footballer, born in Willesden, London
  • Jan 6 Don Gullett, American baseball player, born in Lynn, Kentucky
  • Jan 11 Willie Maddren, English soccer defender (Middlesborough 293 games) and manager (Middlesborough 1984-86), born in Billingham, England (d. 2000)
  • Jan 12 Bill Madlock, American MLB baseball third baseman, 3X All-Star, 4X NL Batting Title (Chicago Cubs; Pittsburgh Pirates and 4 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Drew Pearson, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1974, 76, 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in South River, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Gil Pak Jong, North Korean judoka (Olympic-1976)
  • Jan 17 Rolando Thoeni, Italian slalom (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Trafoi
  • Jan 17 Yury Zaitsev, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold USSR 110kg 1976), born in Pobedino, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Jan 18 Bob Latchford, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (Olympic gold men's singles 1972; World C'ships gold 1971, 72, 73), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1989)
  • Jan 23 Margaret Johnson Bailes, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 23 Michael R. Matz, American horse trainer & equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 25 Hans-Jürgen Dörner, German soccer defender (96 caps; Dynamo Dresden 400 games) and manager (Werder Bremen), born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 2022)
  • Jan 25 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech athlete (World C'ship gold 400/800m 1983; Olympic silver 400m 1980), born in Golčův Jeníkov, Czech Republic
  • Jan 29 Andy Roberts, West Indian cricket fast bowler (47 Tests, 202 wickets, BB 7/54; Hampshire CCC, Leeward Islands, Leicestershire CCC), born in Urlings Village, Antigua
  • Jan 30 Trevor Laughlin, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79), born in Nyah West, Australia
  • Jan 31 Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and soccer coach (Honduras; Copa Centroamericana 2011), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • Feb 3 Felipe Munoz, Mexican 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Feb 4 Stan Papi, American baseball player
  • Feb 6 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer, born in Santos, Brazil
  • Feb 7 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • Feb 14 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 14 Kevin Keegan, English soccer forward, manager (England 63 caps, Liverpool, Newcastle United), born in Armthorpe, Doncaster
  • Feb 16 Larry Finch, American college basketball coach (University of Memphis 1986-97), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • Feb 20 Phil Neal, English soccer defender (50 caps; Liverpool 455 games) and manager (Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City, Cardiff City), born in Irchester, England
  • Feb 21 John Parker, New Zealand cricket batsman (36 Tests, 3 x 100s; 24 ODIs; Worcestershire CCC, Northern Districts CA), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • Feb 22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl, All Pro 1981-83; Super Bowl 1977; Dallas Cowboys), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Feb 24 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • Feb 25 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • Feb 25 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • Feb 25 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 28 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 28 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • Mar 1 Jocelyn Guevremont, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All Star 1974; Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 4 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • Mar 5 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • Mar 6 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), born in Amsterdam, New Holland (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • Mar 20 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • Mar 20 Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), born in Sfax, Tunisia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

Pat BradleyPat Bradley (71 years old)

Mar 24 American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1981), born in Westford, Massachusetts

  • Mar 27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins), born in Montreal
  • Mar 29 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as captain, 6 x 100s, HS 147; Surrey CCC, Auckland CA, Northern Districts CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 2 Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer (US Open 1987 runner-up, 17 LPGA Tour titles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 5 Rennie Stennett, Panamanian baseball infielder (World Series 1979; SF Giants; one of 3 players to collect 7 hits in a MLB game), born in Colón, Panama (d. 2021)
  • Apr 6 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1979, 87 Minnesota Twins; MLB All-Star 1973, 85), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • Apr 9 John Teerlinck, American NFL defensive end (SD Chargers) and coach (annual award for NFL best defensive line coach named after him), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 11 Glyn Shaw, Welsh rugby union prop (12 caps; Neath RFC), and rugby league prop (7 caps Wales, 1 GB; Widnes RLFC, Wigan RLFC), born in Rhigos, Wales (d. 2022)
  • Apr 11 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Apr 13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater considered to be one of the best compulsory figure skaters ever (Olympic gold 1972), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 13 Joachim Streich, German soccer striker (102 caps GDR; FC Hansa Rostock, 1. FC Magdeburg) and manager (1. FC Magdeburg), born in Wismar, Germany (d. 2022)
  • Apr 17 Börje Salming, Swedish Hockey HOF defenceman (first European born & trained player to appear in 1,000 career NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings; NHL All Star First Team 1977), born in Kiruna, Sweden (d. 2022) [1]
  • Apr 18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines
  • Apr 21 Tony Danza, American boxer and actor (Taxi,- "Tony"; The Tony Danza Show - "Tony"; Who's the Boss - "Tony"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt (1951-2001)

Apr 29 American Auto Racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina

  • Apr 30 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs
  • May 1 Gordon Greenidge, West Indies Cricket Batsman (108 Tests, 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • May 6 Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold, light-flyweight 1980; World C'ship gold 1981), born in Tegistik, Kazakhstan (d. 2020)
  • May 8 Mike D'Antoni, American basketball coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2005, 17; Houston Rockets; LA Lakers, NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Mullens, West Virginia
  • May 11 Mike Sleman, English rugby union winger (32 caps; British and Irish Lions 1980; Liverpool RUFC), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)
  • May 12 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 13 Guy Morriss, American football coach (Kentucky, Baylor, Texas A&M–Commerce) and guard (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 2022)
  • May 18 Angela Voigt, East German long jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Weferlingen, East Germany (d. 2013)
  • May 18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Galesburg, Illinois
  • May 18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer (British Open runner-up 1997), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Anatoly KarpovAnatoly Karpov (71 years old)

May 23 Russian chess player (world champion 1975-85, 93-99), born in Zlatoust, Russia

  • May 27 John Conteh, British boxer (WBC Light Heavyweight title 1974-77), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 2 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Jun 3 David Ogilvie, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • Jun 4 Charles Dickinson, American author (Waltz in Marathon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 6 Noritake Takahara, Japanese auto racer (Japanese Formula 2000 1974, 76), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 9 Dave Parker 'the Cobra', American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978), born in Grenada, Mississippi
  • Jun 10 Burglinde Pollak, East German pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Werder, East Germany
  • Jun 10 Dan Fouts, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (First-team All-Pro 1979, 82; Pro Bowl 1979–83, 85; San Diego Chargers) and broadcaster (CBS television, Westwood One radio), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 11 Collis King, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • Jun 11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympic 11th 1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mike WeaverMike Weaver (71 years old)

Jun 13 American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

  • Jun 15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)

Roberto DuránRoberto Durán (71 years old)

Jun 16 Panamanian boxer (4-weight world champion), born in El Chorrillo, Panama

  • Jun 19 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • Jun 23 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • Jun 24 Ivar Formo, Norwegian 50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 24 Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • Jun 24 Raelene Boyle, Australian sprinter (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jun 26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, HS 101; NSWCA), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Jun 27 Ulf Andersson, Swedish International Chess Grandmaster (1972), born in Västerås, Sweden
  • Jun 28 Mick Cronin, Australian rugby league centre (33 Tests; NSW 25 games; Parramatta RLFC 216 games), and coach (Parramatta RLFC 1990-93), born in Kiama, Australia
  • Jul 2 Slick Watts, NBA player (Seattle SuperSonic), born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi

Richard HadleeRichard Hadlee (71 years old)

Jul 3 New Zealand cricket all-rounder (86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets, 2 x 100, HS 151no; Canterbury, Nottinghamshire), born in Christchurch, Canterbury

  • Jul 4 John Alexander, Australian tennis player, politician (Australian Open doubles 1975, 82), born in Sydney, NSW
  • Jul 5 Johnny Rodgers, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1972, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Grey Cup C'ship 1974, Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 5 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (World Series 1978 NY Yankees; 9 x MLB All Star; 3 × AL saves leader), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jul 11 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • Jul 14 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jul 18 Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Jul 19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 20 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 26 Bobby Wadkins, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2006; European Open 1978), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 28 Doug Collins, American basketball shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1976–79; Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Philadelphia) and broadcaster (CBS, NBC, TNT, TBS, ABC/ESPN), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Jul 28 Ray Kennedy, English soccer midfielder, forward (17 caps; Arsenal, Liverpool), born in Seaton Delaval, England (d. 2021)
  • Jul 29 Dan Driessen, American baseball player

Evonne Goolagong CawleyEvonne Goolagong Cawley (71 years old)

Jul 31 Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Barellan, NSW

  • Aug 1 Bob Keselowski, American auto racer (ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series 1989) and team owner (K Automotive Racing), born in Rochester, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • Aug 2 Burgess Owens, American politician (Rep-R-Utah) and football player, born in Columbus, Ohio

Marcel DionneMarcel Dionne (71 years old)

Aug 3 Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

  • Aug 7 Gary Hall, American swimmer (Olympic silver 400m medley 1968, 200m butterfly 1972, bronze 100m butterfly 1976; 5 x WR), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 8 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Aug 12 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 13 Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze, 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 15 John Childs, English cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988), born in Lipson, Plymouth, Devon
  • Aug 17 Alan Minter, English boxer (world middleweight champion 1980), born in Crawley, England (d. 2020)
  • Aug 18 Greg Pruitt, American football running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsledder (Olympic gold x 4 GDR 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany (d. 2022)
  • Aug 21 John Stearns, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1977, 79, 80, 82; New York Mets), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2022)
  • Aug 27 Don Pooley Jr, American golfer (US Senior Open 2002), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 1 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • Sep 5 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • Sep 7 Mark McCumber, American golfer (10 PGA Tour titles; Tour C'ship 1994), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • Sep 10 Gary Danielson, American NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions 1976-84; Cleveland Browns 1985, 87-88) and college commentator (CBS, ABC), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer, born in Heemstede, Netherlands
  • Sep 15 Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 18 Darryl Stingley, American NFL football wide receiver, 1973-77 (New England Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Sep 18 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver, born in Arisdorf, Switzerland

Guy LafleurGuy Lafleur (1951-2022)

Sep 20 Canadian Hockey HOF right wing (5 x Stanley Cup, 2 x NHL MVP, NHL Playoff MVP Montreal Canadiens; NY Rangers, Quebec Nordiques), born in Thurso, Quebec [1]

  • Sep 21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 21 Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Sep 24 Terry Metcalf, American NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 29 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler (youngest to win individual Olympic Gold at 17 in 1968), born in Cumberland, Australia
  • Sep 30 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)

Dave WinfieldDave Winfield (71 years old)

Oct 3 American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; 6 x Silver Slugger; SD Padres; NY Yankees), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Oct 4 Truck Robinson, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1978, 81; New Orleans Jazz; NBA rebound leader 1978), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 5 Leah Poulos-Mueller, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • Oct 9 Greg Robinson, American football coach (Syracuse University 2005-08; Super Bowl 1997, 98 DC Denver Broncos), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)
  • Oct 11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey defenseman (World C'ship gold 1976, 77; Olympic silver 1976; Philadelphia Flyers, TJ Motor České Budějovice), born in Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • Oct 12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany

Sally LittleSally Little (71 years old)

Oct 12 South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa

Roscoe TannerRoscoe Tanner (71 years old)

Oct 15 American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

  • Oct 20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • Oct 23 David Johnson, English soccer forward (8 caps; Liverpool FC, Ipswich Town, Everton, Manchester City), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2022)
  • Oct 31 Nick Saban, American football coach (National NCAA C'ships 2003, 09, 11-12, 15, 17; LSU, Alabama, Miami Dolphins), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Nov 1 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
  • Nov 2 Kathy Hammond, American athlete (Olympic bronze 400m, silver 4x400m relay 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 3 Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Dwight Evans, American baseball right fielder (MLB All-Star 1978, 81, 87; Boston Red Sox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 6 Jim Frick, Swedish harness racing driver (5,002 career race wins), born in Rättvik, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Nov 7 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Morris Hatalsky, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 11 Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer (US Masters 1981, US Open 1984), born in New Albany, Indiana
  • Nov 13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Butch Davis, American football coach (Cleveland Browns 2007–10; Uni of North Carolina 2017–21; FIU 2017-21), born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Nov 23 Bernd Landvoigt, German coxless pairs rower (Olympic gold 1976), born in Brandenburg an der Havel, German Democratic Republic
  • Nov 23 Jorg Landvoigt, German coxless pairs rower (Olympic gold 1976), born in Brandenburg an der Havel, German Democratic Republic
  • Nov 24 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • Nov 25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • Dec 2 József Tóth, Hungarian soccer left-back (56 caps; Újpesti FC 268 games), born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • Dec 3 Rick Mears, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1979, 84, 88, 91; Indycar series/World Series champion 1979, 81-82), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Dec 5 Tom Purtzer, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 6 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager, born in Chiswick, London
  • Dec 9 Dragan Pantelić, Serbian soccer goalkeeper (19 caps Yugoslavia; Radnički Niš, Bordeaux), born in Loznica, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • Dec 11 Robert Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Claremont, New Hampshire
  • Dec 12 Anatoly Alyabyev, Russian biathlete (Olympic gold USSR 20km individual, 4 × 7.5km relay 1980), born in Danilkovo, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Dec 14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer forward (52 caps; Leeds, Manchester United) and manager (Bristol City, Hearts, Stoke City), born in Cleland, Scotland
  • Dec 17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner; US Open 1983), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 24 John D'Acquisto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 28 Jacques Zimako, French soccer forward (13 caps; Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Bastia), born in Lifou, New Caledonia (d. 2021)
  • Dec 28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born in Galverton, Texas
  • Dec 29 Nancy Darsch, American women's basketball coach (Ohio State Uni; assistant coach US Olympic gold 1984, 96; NY Liberty, Washington Mystics), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • Dec 30 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • Dec 31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About 1951

How Old? 70 or 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Feb 17, 1950 - Feb 5, 1951),
Rabbit (Feb 6, 1951 - Jan 26, 1952)