Birthdays in Sport in January 1956

  • Jan 3 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • Jan 7 Robin Walton, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Jan 7 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 9 David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
  • Jan 15 Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
  • Jan 15 Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jan 16 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • Jan 16 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • Jan 20 John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jan 20 John Phillips Naber, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 22 Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 27 Fred Quillan, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 30 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver