On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1962 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 351 of 351

  • Aug 5 Richard De Groen, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium pacer), born in Otorohonga, New Zealand
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, American NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 6 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 8 Charmaine Crooks, Canadian 800m runner (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Mandeville, Jamaica
  • Aug 8 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 9 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Aug 9 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Aug 11 Jonathan Hayes, American NFL tight end and coach (KC Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 11 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • Aug 14 Jerry Foltz, American golfer and commentator (Golf Channel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 14 Mark Gubicza, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Aug 15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 18 Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Jamaican-born American 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 20 Duffy Waldorf Jr, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player, born in Seoul, South Korea

  • Aug 22 Gene Sauers, American golfer (US Senior Open 2016; PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 23 Glenn Healy, Canadian NHL goalie (NY Rangers), born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 23 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • Aug 25 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • Aug 25 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Aug 26 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • Aug 27 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 28 Rick Fehr, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 28 Paul Allen, English footballer, born in Aveley, England
  • Aug 29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 30 Ricky Sanders, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Temple, Texas
  • Aug 31 Wanda Guenette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 1 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sep 1 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • Sep 3 Dave Clark, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Sep 4 Kiran More, Indian cricketer, born in Vadodara, India
  • Sep 5 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • Sep 6 Kevin Willis, American NBA center (Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Barcelona
  • Sep 9 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)

  • Sep 9 Jack Trudeau, American NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers), born in Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • Sep 11 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer (Barcelona), born in Bilbao, Spain
  • Sep 13 Brian Fowler, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 13 Neal Lancaster, American golfer (US Open 1995 4th), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Sep 15 Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 15 Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • Sep 15 Patricia "Patty" Shea, Belmont NY, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 16 Julie Larsen Piers, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1996), born in Westchester, New York
  • Sep 18 John Fashanu, English footballer and TV presenter, born in Kensington, London
  • Sep 19 Randy Myers, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1990, 94, 95, 97; World Series 1990; NLCS MVP 1990; Cincinnati Reds), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Sep 19 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island

Person of interestMartin Crowe

Sep 22 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Sep 23 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • Sep 23 John Harbaugh, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2012, Baltimore Ravens 2008-20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 24 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • Sep 24 Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), born in San Francisco, CA (d. 2019)
  • Sep 25 Rajiv Kulkarni, Indian cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), born in Bombay, India
  • Sep 26 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Sep 27 Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (8 Tests, 24 wickets; 121 ODIs, 113 wickets; chairman selectors), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

Sep 28 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • Sep 28 Irving Fryar, American NFL wide receiver (5-time Pro Bowl, #1 pick 1984 Draft), born in Mount Holly Township, New jersey
  • Sep 28 Laurie Rinker-Graham, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1987 3rd), born in Stuart, Florida
  • Sep 30 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Sep 30 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 30 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
  • Oct 1 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
  • Oct 2 Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 5 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Oct 5 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • Oct 5 Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
  • Oct 5 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 6 Rich Yett, baseball player
  • Oct 8 Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver, born in St. Vith, Belgium
  • Oct 9 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentine soccer attacking midfielder and manager (57 caps; Independiente, Nantes), born in Gualeguay, Argentina
  • Oct 11 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Oct 12 Dammika Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 12 Sid Fernandez, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestJerry Rice

Oct 13 Jerry Rice, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (SF 49ers, 13 x Pro Bowl), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Oct 14 Shahar Perkiss, Israeli tennis player, born in Haifa, Israel
  • Oct 14 Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
  • Oct 15 Susan DeMattei, American cyclist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 16 Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Oct 16 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • Oct 16 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 17 John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 18 Jody Rosenthal, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1987), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestEvander Holyfield

Oct 19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • Oct 19 Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
  • Oct 20 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 21 David Campese, Australian rugby union winger (101 Tests, record 64 tries), born in Queanbeyan, NSW
  • Oct 22 Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 22 Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 23 Christo van Rensburg, South African tennis player, born in Uitenhage, South Africa

  • Oct 23 Doug Flutie, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1984, Boston College; Grey Cup MVP 1992, 96, 97; Pro Bowl 1998, Buffalo Bills), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • Oct 23 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Jay Novacek, American NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Martin, South Dakota
  • Oct 26 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • Oct 28 Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman, Neth WC 1996)
  • Oct 28 Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • Oct 30 Courtney Walsh, West Indian cricket fast bowler and captain (132 Tests, 519 wickets @ 24.44; hat-trick v Aust 1988), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 30 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 30 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 1 Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • Nov 3 Kym Hampton, American basketball center (WNBA All Star 1999; NY Liberty), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 5 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer (captain of Ghana National Team), born in Kibi, Eastern Region, Ghana
  • Nov 7 Wayne N. Phillips, Australian opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Nov 8 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 10 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Nov 12 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • Nov 13 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Nov 14 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 18 Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Nov 19 Salim Jaffer, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 14 Tests 1986-91)
  • Nov 19 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer
  • Nov 21 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • Nov 22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Nov 23 Andrea Blackwell, basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 25 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 26 Chuck Finley, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Nov 26 Mike Johnson, American NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Southport, North Carolina
  • Nov 28 Karen Marsden, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Nov 29 Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)

  • Nov 30 Bo Jackson, American College Football Hallf of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1985, Auburn; Pro Bowl 1990, LA Raiders) and baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1989, KC Royals), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Dec 1 Pamela McGee, American basketball center (Olympic gold 1984; 1997 WNBA Draft, 2nd overall pick, Sacramento Monarchs), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Dec 1 Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater (Olympic gold 3k relay 1992; World C'ship gold overall x 5), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Dec 4 Gary Freeman MNZM, New Zealand rugby league halfback, captain and coach (45 Tests; coach 3 games; Dally M Medal 1992), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 8 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)

Person of interestSteve Elkington

Dec 8 Steve Elkington, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 1995; 10 PGA Tour titles), born in Inverell, New South Wales

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Dec 10 John de Wolf, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • Dec 11 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • Dec 11 Kim Linehan, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Dec 12 Nadeem Ghauri, Pakistani cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dec 12 Ray Brown, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers), born in Marion, Arkansas
  • Dec 12 Tracy Austin, American tennis player (US Open 1979, 81), born in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
  • Dec 13 Kendra Slawinski, English netball player
  • Dec 14 Bharat Arun, Indian cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Dec 14 Chris Dahlquist, American NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Fridley, Minnesota
  • Dec 16 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive lineman (Chicago Bears), born in Aiken, South Carolina
  • Dec 17 Rocco Mediate, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2016; 6 PGA Tour titles), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 17 Paul Dobson, English footballer
  • Dec 19 Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Onalaska, Wisconsin
  • Dec 23 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in French Lick, Indiana
  • Dec 23 Bertrand Gachot, French racing driver, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Dec 25 Mary Ellen Clark, American diver (Olympics 2 bronze-92, 96), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 27 Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1992, British Open 2006), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 27 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 27 Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • Dec 27 Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • Dec 28 Keith Lee, American basketball player (Memphis State), born in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • Dec 29 Devon White, Jamaican-born American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 31 Tyrone Corbin, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks), born in Columbia, South Carolina