Birthdays in Sport in 1959

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 231

  • Jan 2 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)

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Jan 6 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Jan 6 Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
  • Jan 8 Michael Harwood, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 9 Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 9 Mark Martin, American race car driver
  • Jan 10 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 11 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • Jan 14 Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
  • Jan 20 Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
  • Jan 21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • Jan 27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • Jan 31 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
  • Feb 1 Carolyn Hill, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 1 Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
  • Feb 1 Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 3 Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)

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Feb 4 Lawrence Taylor, American NFL player who is considered the greatest linebacker in history (NY Giants), born in Williamsburg, Virginia

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Feb 5 Glenn Dubis, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Feb 7 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • Feb 8 Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
  • Feb 8 Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Feb 10 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
  • Feb 11 Corinne Shigemoto, US judo coach (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 13 Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 15 Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • Feb 15 Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 15 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler

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Feb 16 John McEnroe, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimbeldon 1981, 83, 84), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Feb 16 Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 17 Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, American 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Feb 17 Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
  • Feb 17 Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)

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Feb 19 Roger Goodell, American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • Feb 20 Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 20 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
  • Feb 23 John Arthur Wilson, Ceres CA, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th)
  • Feb 24 Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
  • Feb 26 Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
  • Mar 2 Laura Hurlbut, LPGA golfer
  • Mar 3 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Mar 7 Thomas Edward Lehman, PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • Mar 13 Dirk Wellham, cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut )
  • Mar 15 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • Mar 15 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Mar 17 Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 17 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mar 20 Dale Reid, Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)
  • Mar 24 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 25 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • Mar 26 David Delong, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open), born in Portland, Oregon

  • Mar 28 Petra Delhees, Jauch Switzertand, tennis star
  • Mar 29 Brad McCrimmon, Dodsland, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • Mar 30 Daniel Seifried, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 2 Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)
  • Apr 2 Brian Goodell, American 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • Apr 2 Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, American 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Apr 2 Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
  • Apr 2 Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  • Apr 2 Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
  • Apr 8 Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
  • Apr 8 Martin Weston, English cricketer
  • Apr 15 Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • Apr 16 Anne Kursinski, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Apr 17 David Hearn, slalom single canoe (Olympics-9th-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Jim Eisenreich, St Cloud MN, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies, Fla Marlins)
  • Apr 22 Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
  • Apr 22 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
  • Apr 23 Terri Luckhurst, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 25 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Apr 26 Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
  • Apr 30 Lauren Howe, LPGA golfer
  • May 1 Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
  • May 4 Robert Raymond Tway, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • May 4 Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 6 Scott Hood, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 7 Robin L Freeman, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • May 8 Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
  • May 9 Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
  • May 9 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
  • May 10 Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
  • May 12 Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980)
  • May 13 Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
  • May 14 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 15 Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
  • May 16 Bob Patterson, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 18 Graham Dilley, cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)
  • May 23 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • May 24 George Glanos, horse trainer
  • May 26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • May 26 Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
  • Jun 1 Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • Jun 2 Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 3 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • Jun 4 Rod Connop, CFL corner (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 6 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • Jun 9 Peter Fowler, Hornsby NSW, Australian golfer
  • Jun 12 Jalal-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982)
  • Jun 12 Steve Bauer, St Catharines Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-silver-84, 96)
  • Jun 21 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • Jun 23 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jun 24 Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • Jun 25 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper, Winter Olympics medalist
  • Jun 29 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Jun 30 Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1 Anne Smith, tennis star, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 2 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jul 2 Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • Jul 3 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 5 Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)
  • Jul 6 Tahir Naqqash, cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85)
  • Jul 12 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics-1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 14 Rodney Rash, horse trainer
  • Jul 16 Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 21 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
  • Jul 24 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Jul 27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • Jul 29 Brian James Claar, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 30 Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
  • Jul 31 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 31 Peter Senior, Australian golfer, born in Singapore
  • Aug 4 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 7 Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
  • Aug 12 Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic gold 1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
  • Aug 13 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • Aug 13 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player

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Aug 14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic gold 92), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Aug 14 Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Aug 16 Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • Aug 19 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Aug 20 Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
  • Aug 20 Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
  • Aug 21 Anne Hobbs, English tennis star, born in Nottingham, England
  • Aug 21 Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • Aug 21 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 21 Richard Zokol, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open), born in Kitimat, Canada
  • Aug 22 Denise Curry, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • Aug 23 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
  • Aug 24 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)
  • Aug 26 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Aug 27 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
  • Aug 28 Mary Murphy, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Sep 1 Keith Allen Clearwater, PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 1 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • Sep 5 Tom Pernice Jr, American professional golfer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 11 David Laurence Frost, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sep 11 Robert Wrenn, American professional golfer, sportscaster and course designer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 12 Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer)

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Sep 16 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Sep 17 Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
  • Sep 18 Ryne Sandberg, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 18 Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • Sep 20 Lesley Thompson, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Greg Bruckner, American professional golfer, born in Inglewood, California
  • Sep 23 Heather Drew, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 25 Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)
  • Sep 26 Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • Sep 27 Beth Heiden, 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 28 Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Sep 28 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • Sep 30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 30 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 30 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
  • Oct 3 Frederick Stephen Couples, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open), born in Seattle, Washington

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Oct 3 Fred Couples, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Oct 6 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Oct 6 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Oct 7 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 8 Mike Morgan, Tulare CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Oct 8 Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • Oct 9 Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Oct 11 Michiel Schapers, Netherlands, tennis star
  • Oct 20 Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)
  • Oct 20 Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • Oct 21 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • Oct 29 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

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Oct 29 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 31 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 7 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • Nov 7 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football manager
  • Nov 8 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
  • Nov 9 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 9 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer
  • Nov 10 Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
  • Nov 13 Anne Manning, Australian walker (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 13 Rosie Jones, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Nov 16 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
  • Nov 16 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)
  • Nov 17 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • Nov 18 Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • Nov 21 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 21 Tim Wilkison, Shelby NC, tennis player (WCT Atlanta finals-1986)
  • Nov 22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 22 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • Nov 23 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Mike Moore, baseball player, born in Eakly, Oklahoma