Birthdays in Sport in 1957

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 225

  • Jan 5 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer

Person of interestNancy Lopez

Jan 6 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 Majors, 48 LPGA tour wins), born in Torrance, California

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jan 7 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Jan 8 Dwight Clark, American NFL wide receiver/executive ("The Catch" 1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers), born in Kingston, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
  • Jan 13 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Jan 13 Mark Francis O'Meara, Goldsboro NC, PGA golfer (1984 Greater Milw)
  • Jan 17 Donna Stone, NJ, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 17 Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist
  • Jan 19 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Jan 20 Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
  • Jan 21 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
  • Jan 21 Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)

Person of interestMike Bossy

Jan 22 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game, born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jan 25 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 26 Ashok Malhotra, cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
  • Jan 26 Shivlal Yadav, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87)

Person of interestNick Price

Jan 28 Nick Price, Zimbabwean golfer (PGA 1992, 94; British Open 1994), born in Durban, South Africa

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price

Person of interestPayne Stewart

Jan 30 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • Jan 31 Shirley F Babashoff, California, swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76)
  • Feb 5 Craig Wilson, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88), born in Beeville, Texas
  • Feb 7 Carney Lansford, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Damaso Garcia, baseball player
  • Feb 9 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • Feb 10 Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • Feb 10 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • Feb 13 Thelston Payne, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1986)
  • Feb 15 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
  • Feb 15 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • Feb 18 Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Feb 19 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
  • Feb 20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • Feb 24 Phil McConkey, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Feb 26 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 27 Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
  • Feb 28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Feb 28 Jeff Woodland, Australian golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open), born in Papua, Indonesia
  • Mar 4 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
  • Mar 6 Mike Gatting, England cricket batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • Mar 8 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
  • Mar 8 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 9 Jon Engen, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 10 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 11 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • Mar 15 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • Mar 17 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 19 Blake Passey, horse trainer

  • Mar 23 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 26 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 28 Harvey Glance, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phenix City, Alabama
  • Apr 1 David Gower, cricketer (elegant England left-handed batsman 1978-92)
  • Apr 1 Donald William Hammond, Frederick MD, PGA golfer (1986 Bob Hope)
  • Apr 3 Charles Jones, American basketball player, NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in McGehee, Arkansas
  • Apr 4 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • Apr 4 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • Apr 8 Fred Smerlas, American football player

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

Apr 9 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88), born in Pedreña, Spain (d. 2011)

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 11 Everton Mattis, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early 80's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 13 Dallas Moir, Scottish cricketer
  • Apr 15 Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprints gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 20 Graeme Fowler, English cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 23 Kathleen Lynch, Motueka NZ, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow [The Crafty Cockney], English darts legend and 5 time world champion, born in Hackney, England (d. 2018) "Crafty Cockney
  • May 1 Rick Darling, Australian cricket opening batsman (14 Tests 1978-79), born in Walkerie, South Australia
  • May 3 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 4 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • May 7 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • May 8 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestBill Cowher

May 8 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • May 9 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • May 17 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • May 19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • May 21 Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984)
  • May 27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • May 27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • May 28 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • May 28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • May 30 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 31 Jim Craig, hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 3 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player, born in Plau am See, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Jun 4 Tony Pena, Monte Cristi Dom Rep, catcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 7 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • Jun 8 Don Robinson, American baseball player
  • Jun 9 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)
  • Jun 11 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 12 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jun 15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • Jun 16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • Jun 21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • Jun 23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • Jun 28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • Jun 30 Sarah McGuire, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Jun 30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
  • Jul 1 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 1 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder/manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Jul 3 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • Jul 5 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • Jul 5 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 6 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • Jul 6 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Jul 8 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
  • Jul 14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • Jul 16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)

Person of interestNick Faldo

Jul 18 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Larry Rinker, American professional golfer and coach, born in Stuart, Flordia
  • Jul 22 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jul 23 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • Jul 26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestWayne Grady

Jul 26 Wayne Grady, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1990), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • Jul 29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jul 30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jul 30 Bill Cartwright, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jul 30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 31 Leon Durham, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Aug 2 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 4 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 6 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • Aug 14 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • Aug 17 Robin Cousins, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol
  • Aug 19 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • Aug 19 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • Aug 20 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
  • Aug 20 Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Aug 20 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • Aug 22 Randy Romero, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Garden City, New York
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • Aug 23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • Aug 25 Sikander Bakht,Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Aug 26 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestRick Hansen

Aug 26 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Person of interestBernhard Langer

Aug 27 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (Masters champion 1985, 93), born in Anhausen, Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Aug 29 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 31 Tom Candiotti, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Aug 31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
  • Sep 1 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • Sep 2 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • Sep 5 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands
  • Sep 6 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
  • Sep 8 Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 11 Jeff Sluman, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1988), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 13 Mark Charles Wiebe, Seaside OR, PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch)
  • Sep 14 Jerry Don Gleaton, baseball player
  • Sep 14 Tim Wallach, Huntington Park, California, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992)
  • Sep 14 Kepler Wessels, Bloemfontein South Africa, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, the latter as captain.
  • Sep 15 Fulton Peter Allem, Kroonstad South Africa, PGA golfer (1993 SW Bell)
  • Sep 16 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Sep 16 David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • Sep 20 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Sep 21 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • Sep 22 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 22 Philip Arnold Blackmar, PGA golfer (1988 Provident), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 22 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 23 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Sep 27 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • Sep 27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 29 Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
  • Sep 29 Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher
  • Sep 29 Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres)
  • Oct 1 Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer
  • Oct 2 John Neuman Cook, PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
  • Oct 5 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • Oct 5 Larry Saumell, American jockey (d. 2011)
  • Oct 6 Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer
  • Oct 6 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
  • Oct 7 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 1984), born in Nottingham
  • Oct 8 Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 8 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer
  • Oct 9 Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • Oct 10 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 14 Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 20 Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)
  • Oct 23 Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan
  • Oct 24 Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
  • Oct 26 Bob Golic, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • Nov 2 Rita Crockett, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 7 Jonathan Palmer, formula-1 racer
  • Nov 7 Kathy McMillan, long jumper (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Nov 8 Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)