On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1958

  • Jan 1 Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • Jan 8 Rey Misterio Sr., Mexican wrestler, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Jan 10 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jan 12 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 13 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • Jan 18 Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • Jan 22 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player & manager, born in Dafni, Greece
  • Jan 22 Charles White, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1979, USC; Pro Bowl 1987, Cleveland Browns, LA Rams), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 Frank Ullrich, German world biathlon champion, born in Trusetal, Germany
  • Jan 24 Neil Allen, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jan 26 Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer, born in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico (d. 1982)
  • Jan 29 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • Jan 31 Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 1 Maureen Madill, Irish golfer (British Open Amateur 1979, Curtis Cup 1980, coach 1998-2004), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • Feb 1 Luther Blissett, English soccer striker (14 caps; Watford, Bournemouth), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Feb 2 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)

  • Feb 6 Bill Dawley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Feb 9 Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer (British Open 1985, US Masters 1988), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • Feb 9 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, born in Maripasoula, French Guiana (d. 2018)
  • Feb 12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Feb 16 Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
  • Feb 16 John Morse, American golfer (US Open 1996 4th), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Karen Lende O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Feb 18 Peter Koech, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic silver 1988), born in Kiliburani, Kenya
  • Feb 21 Alan Trammell, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Feb 25 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • Feb 27 Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer, born in Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Feb 28 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 28 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
  • Mar 1 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Mar 2 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer (US Masters 1991), born in Oswestry, England
  • Mar 2 Kevin Curren, South African tennis player (US Open doubles, mixed doubles 1982; Wimbledon doubles 1982; US Open mixed doubles 1981), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Mar 3 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 8 Nick Capra, American baseball player
  • Mar 14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)

  • Mar 18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 19 Andy Reid, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles 1999–2012; Kansas City Chiefs 2013–20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 20 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • Mar 21 Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany
  • Mar 22 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Mar 23 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • Mar 25 Maria Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Mar 25 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • Mar 26 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • Mar 28 Bart Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Joey Sindelar, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Apr 1 Toni Innauer, Austrian ski jumper (Olympic gold individual normal hill 1980; silver long hill 1976), born in Bezau, Austria
  • Apr 2 Larry Drew, American basketball point guard (Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, LA Clippers, LA Lakers) and coach (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Apr 2 Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby union fly-half (55 caps, 483 points; Rovigo, Benetton Treviso), born in Rovigo, Italy
  • Apr 4 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy), born in Berbice, Guyana
  • Apr 4 Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Apr 5 Johan Kriek, South African-American, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Apr 9 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • Apr 10 Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 11 Sally Clark, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympic silver 1996), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • Apr 14 Mike Hulbert, American golfer, broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Elmira, New York
  • Apr 15 John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 16 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketer, born in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Apr 18 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • Apr 20 Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (Olympic gold 1984, 88; Stanley Cup 1997-98, Detroit Red Wings), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 22 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • Apr 24 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain

Person of interestChrista Johnson

Apr 25 Christa Johnson, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1997), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 26 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, British racing driver, born in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
  • Apr 28 Hal Sutton, American golfer (PGA Championship 1983), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 29 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • May 8 Lovie Smith, American football coach
  • May 9 Esko Rechardt, Finnish yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)
  • May 11 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • May 14 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • May 18 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 20 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 20 Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • May 21 Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
  • May 21 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany (d. 2013)
  • May 29 Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathlete, politician (Sports Minister 1994-2000), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
  • May 29 Uwe Rapolder, German soccer midfielder, coach (1. FC Köln), born in Hausen an der Zaber, Germany
  • May 31 Gary Hallberg, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • Jun 7 Philippe Boccara, American kayaker (Olympics silver 1996; World C'ship gold 1985, 87, 90-91), born in Le Mans, France
  • Jun 14 Eric Heiden, American speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Wade Boggs, American Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 16 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • Jun 20 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • Jun 24 T. C. Chen, Taiwanese golfer (US Open 1985 runner-up), born in Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Jun 25 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea
  • Jun 28 Sergei Shakrai, Russian figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Soviet Union

  • Jun 29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Porto, Portugal
  • Jul 1 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 1 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jul 3 Robert Foth, American sport shooter (Olympics silver 1992), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 6 Mark Benson, English cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • Jul 7 Michael Marx, American foil and epee fencer (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 9 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jul 11 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 12 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 13 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • Jul 15 Dan Forsman, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Jul 23 Ken Green, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Danburry, Connecticut
  • Jul 26 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • Jul 27 Christopher Dean, English Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • Jul 30 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • Jul 31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 1 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier, born in Drammen, Norway
  • Aug 2 Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Aug 4 Greg Foster, American 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Mary Decker, American Olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71), born in Bunnvale, New Jersey
  • Aug 7 Alberto Salazar, American track coach and long distance runner (NYC Marathon Winner), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Aug 7 Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Aug 7 Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10-time US champion, 12,844 wins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • Aug 13 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • Aug 19 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Aug 23 Julio Franco, oldest regular position player in MLB history, born in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 26 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist

  • Aug 28 Scott Hamilton, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
  • Sep 11 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 12 Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestOrel Hershiser

Sep 16 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • Sep 16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales
  • Sep 17 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer, born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Sep 21 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 22 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Sep 23 Larry Mize, American golfer (US Masters 1987), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Marvin Lewis, American NFL coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Sep 30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 13 Dwayne Evans, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 17 Blaine McCallister, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Stockton, Texas
  • Oct 18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 18 Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Hearns, American boxer (first boxer to win world titles in 5 weight divisions), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 25 Dipak Patel, Kenyan-New Zealand cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oct 25 Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76), born in Plauen, East Germany
  • Oct 30 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Russ Cochran, American golfer (Senior Open C'ship 2011), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Oct 31 Jeannie Longo, French cyclist (59-time French champion and 13-time world champion), born in Annecy, France
  • Nov 2 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 3 Andy Mapple, English water skier (World Slalom C'ship 1981, 89, 95, 97, 99, 2001), born in Lytham, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Derrike Cope, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1990), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 3 Brady Hoke, American college football coach (San Diego State, Michigan), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • Nov 13 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 15 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • Nov 19 Michael Wilbon, sports analyst
  • Nov 21 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • Nov 21 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • Nov 22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nov 23 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • Nov 24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • Nov 27 Julia Celotto, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Mike Scioscia, baseball player (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestDave Righetti

Nov 28 Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants), born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Nov 28 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Dec 1 Javier Aguirre, Mexican soccer midfielder and manager (59 caps; Atlético Madrid, Espanyol; Mexico, Japan), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Dec 1 Alberto Cova, Italian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1984; World C'ship gold 10,000m 1983), born in Inverigo, Italy
  • Dec 2 Vladimir Parfenovich, Soviet canoeist, Olympic gold K1-500, K-2 500, K-2 1,000 1980; 9 gold World C'ships 1979-83), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Dec 2 Randy Gardner, American pairs figure skater (World C'ships gold [with Tai Babilonia] 1979; US C'ships 1976–1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 4 Sergei Starikov, Russian ice hockey defenceman and coach (Olympics gold 1984, 88; silver 1980; New Jersey Devils), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Dec 8 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Dec 8 George Rogers, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1980, U of South Carolina; #1 pick 1981 NFL Draft; Super Bowl 1987; NO Saints, Washington Redskins), born in Duluth, Georgia
  • Dec 11 Regina Marsikova, Czech tennis player, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 15 Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
  • Dec 16 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • Dec 19 Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
  • Dec 25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)

Person of interestRickey Henderson

Dec 25 Rickey Henderson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (10× MLB All-Star; World Series 1989, 93; AL MVP 1990; MLB stolen bases record 1,406), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Dec 26 Adrian Newey, British Formula One engineer, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 Steve Jones, American golfer (US Open 1996, 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Artesia, New Mexico
  • Dec 28 Carlos Carson, football player
  • Dec 28 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • Dec 30 Rod Harrington, English darts player and broadcaster (World Matchplay C'ship 1998, 99; PDC World C'ship 1999 runner-up), born in Boreham, Essex, England
  • Dec 31 Geoff Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92), born in Northam, Australia

About 1958

How Old? 61 or 62 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Feb 17), Dog (Feb 18 - Dec 31)