On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1963 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 381 of 381

  • Jul 7 Naved Anjum, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder, two Tests 1989-90), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jul 8 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 8 Mike Ridley, Canadian NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jul 8 Pablo Magallon, jockey
  • Jul 11 Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
  • Jul 12 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 12 Thierry Tulasne, French tennis star
  • Jul 13 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 13 Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • Jul 15 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 15 Steve Thomas, Stockport England, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)

Mikael Pernfors

Jul 16 Mikael Pernfors, Swedish Tennis Star (1986 French Open finalist), born in Malmö, Sweden

  • Jul 16 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Jul 17 Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 2019)
  • Jul 18 Lonnie Young, NFL safety/cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Jul 19 Mark Carreon, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jul 20 Jenny Spangler, American marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Monroe, Wisconsin
  • Jul 20 Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile), born in Herăști, Romania
  • Jul 21 Kevin Poole, English footballer
  • Jul 22 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 22 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • Jul 23 Slobodan Živojinović, Serbian tennis player (US Open doubles 1986), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jul 24 Julie Krone, American jockey (only female to ride Triple Crown race winner; Colonial Affair Belmont Stakes 1993), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Karl Malone

Jul 24 Karl Malone, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA MVP 1997, 99; 14 x NBA All Star; Utah Jazz; Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Summeerfield, Louisiana

  • Jul 25 Julian Hodgson, English chess player, born in London
  • Jul 26 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Jul 27 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • Jul 29 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
  • Jul 29 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • Jul 29 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jul 29 Patty Dodd, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jul 29 Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 30 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 31 Brian Skrudland, Canadian NHL center (fastest goal in playoff OT-0:09 seconds Game 2 1986), born in Peace River, Alberta
  • Aug 3 Libor Pimek, tennis star, born in Most, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 6 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 6 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • Aug 8 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Aug 8 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • Aug 11 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 13 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rican sharp shooter, US 3x20 rifle (Olympic 7th 1996)
  • Aug 15 Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Aug 15 Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
  • Aug 15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Oakland/LV Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN MNF), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Aug 18 Luiz Mattar, Brazilian tennis player, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Aug 20 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 22 Lily Yip, Chinese-American table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Aug 22 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • Aug 22 Tom Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • Aug 23 Richard Illingworth, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire CCC) and international umpire, born in Bradford, England
  • Aug 26 David Byas, English cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman), born in Middledale, England
  • Aug 28 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 28 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 29 Greg Holmes, American tennis player, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aug 31 Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Sep 2 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Sep 4 John Vanbiesbrouck, American NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 5 Jeff Brantley, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Sep 5 Tim McKyer, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 6 József Kiprich, Hungarian soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Tatabánya, Hungary
  • Sep 6 Pat Nevin, Scottish soccer winger (28 caps; Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 8 Gerald Williams, American NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Waycross, Georgia
  • Sep 8 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Laibin, Guangxi
  • Sep 9 Leslie Thompson, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Sep 11 Bonnie Gadusek, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 11 Gerald Wilkins, American NBA guard (Orlando Magic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 14 Jaromir Dragan, Slovak ice hockey goalie (1992 Winter Olympics Bronze), born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
  • Sep 16 Garth Jax, American NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 17 Warren Gatland, New Zealand rugby player and coach (Wales, British and Irish Lions), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Sep 18 Richard Weiss, American slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Sep 18 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver, born in Romford, London
  • Sep 19 David Seaman, English football goalkeeper (Arsenal), born in Rotherham, England
  • Sep 21 Cecil Fielder, American baseball infielder (3 x MLB All Star, 2 x AL HR leader, Detroit Tigers; World Series 1996 Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 21 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan cricket fast bowler (West Indies 98 Tests, 405 wickets @ 20.99; 176 ODIs), born in Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Sep 23 Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
  • Sep 26 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan athlete (World marathon champion 1987, Olympic silver 1988), born in Mombasa, Kenya
  • Sep 27 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 28 Johnny Dawkins, American basketball guard (NBA: San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers; Detroit Pistons) and coach (Stanford, UCF), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 30 Ed Drakich, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario

Mark McGwire

Oct 1 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

  • Oct 2 Keith Bradshaw, Australian cricket administrator (Secretary & Chief Executive Marylebone Cricket Club; CEO South Australian Cricket), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Oct 3 Dan Goldie, American tennis player and author ("The Investment Answer", #1 NY Times bestselling book), born in Sioux City Iowa
  • Oct 4 A. C. Green, American basketball power forward (most consecutive games [1,192] in NBA and ABA history; LA Lakers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 5 Hugh Morris, cricketer (England lefty opening batsman 1991)

Laura Davies

Oct 5 Laura Davies, British golfer (4 major titles; US Open 1987), born in Coventry, England

  • Oct 5 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)
  • Oct 10 Mike Donnelly, American NHL left wing, 1986-98 (Los Angeles Kings, and 4 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 10 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 11 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer (Israel national football team), born in Haifa, Israel
  • Oct 12 Michael Zordich, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 12 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish soccer defender (52 caps; QPR 476 games), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Oct 14 Keith Byars, American College Football HOF running back (Ohio State Uni; Pro Bowl 1993 Miami Dolphins), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 15 Stanley Menzo, Surinamese-Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax/PSV), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Oct 17 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 19 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • Oct 20 Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian politician and cricketer (Indian opening batsman), born in Patiala, Punjab, India
  • Oct 20 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer, born in Gorgogyri, Greece

Brian Boitano

Oct 22 Brian Boitano, American figure skater (Olympic men's singles gold 1988), born in Mountain View, California

  • Oct 23 David Bedard, Canadian springboard diver (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 24 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer, born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • Oct 26 Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 28 Kevin Dineen, Canadian NHL right wing, coach (Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Oct 28 Robert Bailey, cricketer (England batsman in four Tests 1988-90)
  • Oct 30 Mike Veletta, Australian cricketer (West Aussie opening batsman, 8 Tests for Aust), born in Perth, Australia
  • Oct 30 Todd Sand, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
  • Oct 31 Fred McGriff, American baseball infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 31 Dunga [Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri], Brazilian footballer, born in Ijuí, Brazil
  • Nov 1 Mark Hughes, Welsh soccer striker and manager (72 caps; Manchester United 256 games; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Stoke City), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Nov 2 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
  • Nov 3 Howard Ballard, American NFL tackle (Pro Bowl 1992-93, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Ashland, Alabama
  • Nov 3 Ian Wright MBE, English soccer striker and broadcaster (33 caps; Crystal Palace, Arsenal), born in London, England
  • Nov 3 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese auto racer and team owner (Hattori Racing Enterprises: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2018), born in Okayama, Okayama
  • Nov 4 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests; 42 dismissals), born in Penal, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nov 4 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 5 Hans Gilhaus, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • Nov 6 Jean-Marc Chouinard, Canadian fencer (epee - Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 7 John Barnes, British football player, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 7 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 8 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov 8 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 9 Anthony Bowie, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 10 Mike McCarthy, American football coach (Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers 2006-18; Dallas Cowboys 2020), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California

Zina Garrison

Nov 16 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

  • Nov 18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 18 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • Nov 18 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft), born in Landover, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 21 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • Nov 22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 23 Dale Sveum, American MLB player and coach, born in Richmond, California
  • Nov 25 Bernie Kosar, American football quarterback (Super Bowl 1993 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1987, 89 Cleveland Browns), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • Nov 26 Mario Elie, American NBA forward and guard (Houston Rockets), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 28 Walt Weiss, American baseball shortstop (AL Rookie of the Year 1988; World Series 1989; MLB All Star 1998; Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies) and manager (Colorado Rockies 2013-16), born in Tuxedo, New York
  • Dec 1 Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (93 Tests, 269 ODIs) and politician (MP 2004-present), born in Gampaha, Sri Lanka
  • Dec 1 Marco Greco, Brazilian motorcycle road racer and auto racer (Indy Racing League 3rd 1996-97), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 1 Nathalie Lambert, Canadian short-track speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m relay 1992; World C'ships gold overall 1991, 93-94), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 2 Rich Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing, 1983-95 (Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and 4 other teams), and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta
  • Dec 2 Ron Sutter, Canadian NHL center, 1982- 2001 (Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, and 4 other teams), born in Viking, Alberta
  • Dec 3 Ashley De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests; 4 ODIs), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Dec 3 Steve Hegg, American road and track cyclist (Olympic gold individual pursuit 1984), born in Dana Point, California
  • Dec 4 Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1988; World C'ship gold 1983, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97), born in Luhansk, Ukraine
  • Dec 4 Nigel Heslop, English rugby union and rugby league wing (10 caps RU; Orrell RUFC, Liverpool St Helens; Oldham RLFC), born in West Hartlepool, England
  • Dec 5 Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, English ski jumper, born in Cheltenham, England
  • Dec 7 Theo Snelders, Dutch football goalkeeper, born in Westervoort, Gelderland, Netherlands
  • Dec 9 Barry Wilburn, American NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Dec 9 Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer, born in Port Credit, Ontario
  • Dec 10 Doug Henry, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 10 Gerald Sandel, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 10 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Dec 11 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis star, born in Saarbrücken, West Germany
  • Dec 11 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Dec 11 Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricket batsman (41 Tests, 3 x 100, HS 146no; 84 ODIs, 2 x 100; Auckland, Central Districts), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 16 Cathy Johnston, American golfer, (du Maurier Classic 1990), born in High Point, North Carolina
  • Dec 18 Charles Oakley, American NBA forward (NY Knicks) and coach, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 18 Lori McNeil, American tennis player (1995 Oakland doubles), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 18 Karl Dorrell, American football coach, born in Alameda, California
  • Dec 19 Karen Bliss-Livingston, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 20 Pam Casale, American tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Dec 22 Brian McMillan, South African cricket all-rounder (38 Tests, top score 113, 75 wickets; 78 ODIs), born in Welkom, South Africa
  • Dec 22 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 23 Carol Peterka, American team handball back court (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Dec 23 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1995; Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts) and coach (Stanford 2007–10; SF 49ers 2011–14; Michigan (2015–20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Dec 24 Timo Jutila, Finnish hockey defenseman (Team Finland), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Dec 24 Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst, born in San Pedro, California
  • Dec 27 Dana Chladek, Czech-American slalom kayaker (Olympic bronze 1992, silver 1996), born in Děčín, Czech Republic
  • Dec 27 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • Dec 29 Sean Payton, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2009, New Orleans Saints; AP Coach of the Year 2006; 'Bountygate'), born in San Mateo, California
  • Dec 30 Johnny van 't Schip, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Genua)
  • Dec 30 Milan Srejber, Czech tennis star
  • Dec 31 Ed Simmons, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in French Camp, California
  • Dec 31 Konishiki, Japanese-Samoan sumo wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii