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Birthdays in Sport in 1962

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 356

  • Jan 3 Darren Daulton, American baseball player (catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Jan 3 Mark Gardner, American baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 4 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 5 Brendon Kuruppu, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 5 Danny Jackson, American baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 5 Donald John Cowie, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 6 Philip Brown, English 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 6 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 7 Jeff Montgomery, American baseball player (KC Royals), born in Wellston, Ohio
  • Jan 10 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 11 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • Jan 12 Richie Richardson, West Indies cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95), born in Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Jan 12 Gunde Svan, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Järna, Sweden
  • Jan 13 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 13 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 16 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)

  • Jan 18 David O'Connor, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 19 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 19 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist, born in Valkenswaard, Netherlands
  • Jan 25 Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Roshan Guneratne, cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983)
  • Jan 26 Tim May, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
  • Jan 26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 27 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympic silver 1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jan 28 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • Feb 1 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer, born in Córdoba, Argentina (d. 2004)
  • Feb 2 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Feb 2 Andy Fordham, English darts player
  • Feb 2 Paul Kilgus, baseball player
  • Feb 3 Joe Handle, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 4 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 4 Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Feb 7 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • Feb 9 Diego Perez, Spanish tennis star
  • Feb 10 Bobby Czyz, American boxer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Feb 11 Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 12 Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player, born in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Jackie Silva, Brazilian volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 17 Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • Feb 17 Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 18 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)

  • Feb 18 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 19 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)

Person of interestHana Mandlikova

Feb 19 Hana Mandlíková, Czech tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Feb 20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • Feb 22 Lisa Jacquin, American equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Feb 22 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player, born in Forres, United Kingdom
  • Feb 25 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Feb 25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 26 Dave Palone, American harness racing trainer & driver (US Pacing Triple Crown 1996, 2005), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 26 Sheila Cornell, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 27 Kory Tarpenning, American pole vaulter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Feb 27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Argentinian-American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 28 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Feb 28 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 1 Mark Gardner, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 1 Russell Coutts, New Zealand yachtsman (Olympic gold Finn Class 1984, America's Cup 5 x winner), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mar 2 Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 2 Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • Mar 2 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • Mar 3 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 3 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic gold 1988, 92)
  • Mar 4 Brant Ian Woodward, New Zealand trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Hurstville, New Zealand
  • Mar 4 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 5 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 6 Alison Nicholas, English golfer (US Open 1997), born in Gibraltar
  • Mar 7 Peter Manley, English Darts Player
  • Mar 8 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 8 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 9 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer, born in Katowice, Poland
  • Mar 10 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)

Person of interestDarryl Strawberry

Mar 12 Darryl Strawberry, American MLB right fielder (8-time All Star), born in Los Angeles, California

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Mar 13 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 16 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
  • Mar 18 Trevor Franklin, cricketer (opened for NZ mid-80's)
  • Mar 19 Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Mar 22 Juan Aguilera, Spanish tennis star
  • Mar 23 Johan Steur, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Mar 23 Steve Redgrave, British rower (5 Olympic gold medals 1984-2000) world's most successful male rower, born in Marlow
  • Mar 24 Penny Hammel, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Decatur, Illinois

Person of interestJohn Stockton

Mar 26 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Mar 26 Kevin Seitzer, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Mar 26 Maarten de Young, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Mar 28 Jure Franko, Slovenian-Yugoslav alpine skier, born in Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • Mar 29 Kirk Triplett, American golfer (3-time PGA Tour winner), born in Moses Lake, Washington
  • Mar 29 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball outfielder, executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Mar 31 John Taylor, American NFL wide receiver (3-time Super Bowl winner, SF 49ers), born in Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr 1 Rich Amaral, Visalia CA, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Apr 2 Alex Tripolski, Israeli sport shooter, Men's 50M air pistol (Olympic 16th-1996), born in Russia
  • Apr 2 Bruce Kozerski, American football NFL tackle and guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Plains, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 3 Nancy Filteau, Canadian athlete, 72k judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • Apr 7 Andy Hampsten, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 9 Freddie Joe Nunn, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Noxubee County, Mississippi
  • Apr 9 Jeff Turner, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Bangor, Maine
  • Apr 10 Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 10 Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Apr 10 Steve Tasker, American NFL wide receiver, broadcaster (Buffalo Bills, 7-time Pro Bowl), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • Apr 11 Terry Hoage, American NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Apr 12 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler, born in Isogo-ku, Yokohama
  • Apr 13 Dave Miley, American baseball player and manager, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Apr 14 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • Apr 15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1984), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Apr 16 David Pate, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 16 Jeanne Golay, American cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Apr 17 Nancy Hogshead, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 18 Wilber Marshall, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Titusville, Florida

Person of interestAl Unser Jr.

Apr 19 Al Unser Jr., American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1992, 94), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • Apr 21 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager, born in Hammersmith, London

Person of interestAdam Silver

Apr 25 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • Apr 26 Colin Anderson, English footballer, born in Newcastle, England

  • Apr 27 PattiSue Plumer, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90), born in Covina, California
  • Apr 27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine football goalkeeper, born in Reconquista, Argentina
  • Apr 28 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 29 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)
  • May 1 Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (2-time Super Bowl champion with Washington Redskins), born in Radford, Virginia
  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 2 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • May 6 Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
  • May 8 Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 10 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • May 10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • May 11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12 Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 16 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • May 17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 18 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • May 23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 24 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • May 24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, Pakistani cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean soccer striker, manager (Singapore 101 caps), born in Singapore
  • May 30 Jan Gunnarsson, Swedish tennis star
  • May 30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • May 31 Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Jun 1 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • Jun 2 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Jun 4 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish racing cyclist, born in Śrem, Poland
  • Jun 7 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • Jun 7 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver, born in Ibaraki, Japan
  • Jun 10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • Jun 11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia

  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American auto racer and broadcaster, (Indycar Series runner-up 1996-97, 98), born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Jun 14 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 16 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jun 19 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • Jun 21 Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver

Person of interestClyde Drexler

Jun 22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • Jun 23 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • Jun 25 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Jun 26 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Clarksville, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • Jun 30 Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jul 2 Brandel Chamblee, American golfer, broadcaster (Golf Channel, 1 PGA Tour title), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 4 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Jul 10 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 12 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer (3-weight division world champion), born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • Jul 12 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • Jul 14 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 17 Jay Barrs, American archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 19 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 20 Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 22 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jul 23 Terry-Jo Myers, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 1998 Ben Hogan Award), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • Jul 24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jul 25 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Jul 25 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 26 Jody Reed, American infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 29 Corinne Dibnah, Australian golfer (British Open 1988; LET Order of Merit 1991), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jul 29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 30 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Jul 31 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Jul 31 Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Aug 1 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star, born in Palma, Spain
  • Aug 3 Tina Lehtola, Finnish women's ski jumper (world's record holder), born in Finland

Person of interestRoger Clemens

Aug 4 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 5 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

Aug 5 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 5 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio

About 1962

How Old? 56 or 57 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Tiger (Feb 5 - Dec 31)