On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in January 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 (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

Person of interestGreg Louganis

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, American MLB 2nd baseman, NL rookie of the year, 1981, 5x all-star (LA Dodgers, 1981-88; NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in West Sacramento, California
  • Jan 31 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California

About January 1960

How Old? 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 14), Pig (Feb 8 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)