On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1963 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 390 of 390

Person of interestHenri Leconte

Jul 4 Henri Leconte, French tennis player (French open finalist 1988), born in Lillers, France

Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • Jul 4 José Oquendo, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 6 Edwin Gorter, Dutch soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht), born in Den Haag, Netherlands
  • Jul 7 Lance Johnson, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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)

Person of interestMikael Pernfors

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

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors

  • 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, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • Jul 24 Karl Malone, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (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 Rica, 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 Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN), 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 cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- ), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Aug 26 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
  • 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, 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 Antonia Real, Spanish 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976), born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 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 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, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), 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

Person of interestMark McGwire

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

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 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)

Person of interestLaura Davies

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

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Oct 5 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)
  • Oct 10 Mike Donnelly, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), 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 footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Oct 14 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • Oct 15 Angela Rock, American WPVA volleyball player (US Open-1992), born in Lakewood, California
  • 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, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • Oct 20 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • 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 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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 7 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 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

Person of interestZina Garrison

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

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 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 Helen Reale, American WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 23 Dale Sveum, baseball player
  • Nov 25 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 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 and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues; Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • 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 cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener), born in Auckland
  • Dec 15 David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Dec 16 Cathy Johnston, American golfer, (du Maurier Classic 1990), born in High Point, North Carolina
  • Dec 18 Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • Dec 18 Lori McNeil, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 18 Karl Dorrell, American football coach
  • Dec 19 Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 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 25 Joop Gall, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 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 27 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 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