On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1960

  • Jan 2 Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)
  • Jan 5 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer, born in Lundby, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jan 6 Paul Azinger, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA C'ship 1993, 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Jan 9 Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer (Hawaiian Open 1992-93), born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia
  • Jan 12 Dominique Wilkins, American NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 12 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Jan 15 Tim Curtis, English cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89), born in Chislehurst, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Chili Davis, American-Jamaican baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 19 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Jan 23 Greg Ritchie, Australian cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote), born in Stanthorpe, Queensland
  • Jan 23 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver & skysurfing pioneer, born in Oullins, France (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Gary Plummer, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers), born in Fremont, California
  • Jan 26 Jeanette Bolden, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 29 Greg Louganis, American diver (Olympic gold 10m & 3m springboard 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 29 Sean Kerly, hockey player

  • Jan 29 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • Jan 31 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 3 Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Feb 3 Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler

Person of interestJane Geddes

Feb 5 Jane Geddes, American golfer (US Open 1986, LPGA 1987), born in Huntington, New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes

Person of interestDino Ciccarelli

Feb 8 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (most goals for NHL undrafted player, 608), born in Sarnia, Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Feb 8 Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13 Kelly McCormick, US diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Anaheim, California
  • Feb 13 Gary Patterson, American football coach and player, born in Rozel, Kansas
  • Feb 13 Artur Yusupov, Russian chess player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 14 Jim Kelly, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 15 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 15 Jock Hobbs [Michael James Bowie Hobbs], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Andy Moog, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988), born in Penticton, Canada
  • Feb 18 Roger Wijesuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Feb 25 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie batsman, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
  • Feb 27 Andres Gomez, Ecuadorian tennis player (Madrid Grand Prix-1990), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Mar 3 Neal Heaton, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)

  • Mar 4 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • Mar 4 Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
  • Mar 6 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard

Person of interestIvan Lendl

Mar 7 Ivan Lendl, American, Czech tennis player (8-time Grand Slam title winner), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Person of interestJoe Carter

Mar 7 Joe Carter, American MLB outfielder (MLB All-Star 1991–94, 96; World Series 1992, 93; Silver Slugger Award 1991, 92; Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Mar 8 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
  • Mar 8 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • Mar 10 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • Mar 12 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)
  • Mar 14 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

Mar 14 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Mar 16 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 18 Guy Carbonneau, Sept-iles, NHL center (Dallas Stars)

Person of interestAyrton Senna

Mar 21 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 champion 1988, 90, 91), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Mar 25 Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar 26 Marcus Allen, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1981, USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984, LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 27 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney
  • Mar 27 Hans Pflügler, German footballer, born in Freising, Germany
  • Mar 30 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 31 Mark Tuinei, American NFL offensive tackle (3-time Super Bowl winner, Dallas Cowboys), born in Oceanside, CA
  • Apr 1 Reijo Ruotsalainen, Finnish ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1987, 90; Edmonton Oilers; Olympic silver 1988), born in Oulu, Finland
  • Apr 2 Linford Christie, British athlete (Olympic gold men's 100m 1992), born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica
  • Apr 4 Bev Smith, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Salmon Arm, Canada
  • Apr 4 Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Apr 7 James 'Buster' Douglas, American boxer (undisputed world heavyweight champion 1990), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 11 Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia, 2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 2020)

Person of interestRon MacLean

Apr 12 Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Apr 13 Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist, born in Gera, Bezirk Gera, East Germany
  • Apr 14 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • Apr 15 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist, born in Segovia, Castile and León, Spain
  • Apr 16 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Apr 16 Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager, born in West Berlin, West Germany
  • Apr 17 Michael Whitaker, British Olympic equestrian rider, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Apr 19 Frank Viola, American baseball pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Apr 19 Roger Merrett, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 20 Rodney Holman, American football tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1988), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 21 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Apr 22 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • Apr 23 Jodie Mudd, American golfer (Players C'ship 1990), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 28 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • Apr 28 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • Apr 28 Tom Browning, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1988), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Apr 29 Bill Glasson, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fresno, California
  • May 2 Ravi Ratnayeke, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • May 4 Martyn Moxon, English cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89), born in Stairfoot, Barnsley, Yorkshire
  • May 8 Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
  • May 9 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • May 9 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • May 10 Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • May 10 Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • May 11 Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • May 12 Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • May 13 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California

  • May 14 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • May 14 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, Golf Channel), born in Auckland, NZ
  • May 14 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • May 17 Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter

Person of interestJari Kurri

May 18 Jari Kurri, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Person of interestYannick Noah

May 18 Yannick Noah, French tennis player (French Open 1983), born in Sedan, France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • May 21 Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
  • May 24 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • May 26 Rob Murphy, American baseball player
  • May 27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • May 27 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • May 28 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • May 31 Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 31 Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
  • Jun 1 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Jun 1 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 2 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • Jun 3 Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • Jun 3 Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 12 Mark Calcavecchia, American golfer (British Open 1989; 13 PGA Tour titles), born in Laurel, Nebraska
  • Jun 14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Jun 20 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • Jun 24 Juli Inkster, American golfer (7 LPGA major titles; US Open 1999, 2002), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jun 24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer midfielder (Liverpool 271 games; 5 League titles and FA Cup 1986), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina

Person of interestJohn Elway

Jun 28 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

  • Jun 29 Sergei Kopylov, Soviet cyclist (Olympic gold 1980), born in Tula, Soviet Union
  • Jun 30 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian NHL defenseman and coach (Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 1 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Jul 3 Jack Daugherty, American MLB baseman and outfielder, born in Hialeah, Florida
  • Jul 6 Caroll-Ann Alie, Canadian sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Jozef Pribilinec, Czech speed walker (Olympic gold 1988, world record 10K), born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • Jul 6 Lauri Merten, American golfer (US Open 1993), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • Jul 7 Barbara Bierman, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 7 Ralph Sampson, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1984–87; Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Jul 8 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympic gold 88, bronze 1992, 96)
  • Jul 10 Roger Craig, American NFL receiver (4-time Pro Bowl; 3-time Super Bowl; SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa

Person of interestKim Alexis

Jul 15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Jul 16 Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Jul 16 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 17 Jan Wouters, Dutch football player (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 Kim Barnett, English cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89), born in Leek, United Kingdom
  • Jul 17 Scott Norwood, American NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jul 20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 21 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Jul 22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jul 25 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • Jul 26 LaTaunya Pollard, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
  • Jul 27 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
  • Jul 31 Dale Hunter, Canadian NHL center, coach, owner (Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, London Knights [OHL]) born in Petrolia, Ontario
  • Jul 31 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
  • Aug 2 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Northridge, Los Angeles
  • Aug 3 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 3 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 6 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)

  • Aug 10 Kenny Perry, American golfer (4 Champions Tour major titles; US Senior Open 2013, 17; 14 PGA Tour titles), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Aug 11 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 12 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • Aug 13 Phil Taylor, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1990, 92; PDC World Champion 1995-2002, 04-06, 09-10, 13), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Aug 14 Broderick Thompson, American NFL offensive lineman (Denver Broncos), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 14 Fred Roberts, American NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Provo, Utah
  • Aug 15 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 15 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Aug 17 Johnny Bumphus, American boxer (WBA super lightweight title 1984), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2020)
  • Aug 19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Aug 20 Mark Langston, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

Aug 24 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Aug 24 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Aug 27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 31 Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
  • Sep 2 Eric Dickerson, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (NFL single-season rushing record 2,105 yards, 1984; Pro Bowl 1983, 84, 86–89; LA Rams), born in Sealy, Texas
  • Sep 2 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Sep 5 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Sep 5 Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Sep 9 Christopher Sherratt White, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Sep 9 Bob Stoops, American football coach
  • Sep 16 Mickey Tettleton, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 19 Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sep 20 Alice Regina Brown, American 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Sep 22 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sep 25 John Hills, British racehorse trainer (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Igor Belanov, Soviet-Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine

  • Sep 26 Bret Erickson, American sport shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Blair, Nebraska
  • Sep 28 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • Sep 29 John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • Sep 29 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Sep 29 Wendy White, American tennis player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 2 Glenn Anderson, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (6 Stanley Cup wins; Edmonton Oilers [5]), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 5 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 6 Albert Lewis, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1987-90; KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • Oct 11 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Oct 11 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Steve Lowery, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001 3rd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 13 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Oct 14 John Aalberg, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Orland, Norway
  • Oct 14 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • Oct 16 Val Skinner, American golfer (6 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hamilton, Montana
  • Oct 17 Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
  • Oct 18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

Person of interestJean-Claude Van Damme

Oct 18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • Oct 19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Colombia (d. 2016)

About 1960

How Old? 59 or 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 14), Pig (Feb 8 - Dec 31)