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Birthdays in Sport in January 1964

  • Jan 2 Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-division world champion), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 2 Rumesh Ratnayake, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (23 Tests, 73 wickets; 70 ODIs), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 3 Cheryl Miller, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach and broadcaster (Olympic gold 1984; USC; TNT), born in Riverside, California
  • Jan 4 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Jan 6 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Gladys, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Henry Maske, German boxer, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany
  • Jan 6 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 7 Francisco Maciel, Mexican tennis star, born in Querétaro, Mexico
  • Jan 9 Stan Javier, Dominican outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants), born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 10 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Jan 14 Sergei Nemchinov, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 14 Ernest Miller, American wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jan 15 Cees van der de Linden, Dutch soccer player, born in Heelsum, Netherlands
  • Jan 15 Paula Schnurr, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
  • Jan 16 Gail Graham, Canadian golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia
  • Jan 16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (Super Bowl 1986, 90; First-team All-Pro 1989; New York Giants), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 16 Trevor Barsby, Australian cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Jan 17 Jeff Tabaka, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Barberton, Ohio
  • Jan 18 Virgil Hill, American middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Clinton, Missouri
  • Jan 18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Jan 18 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 20 Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop and manager (3-time MLB All Star; Chicago White Sox), born in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
  • Jan 20 Roger Smith, Bahamas tennis doubles player, born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • Jan 20 Ron Harper, American NBA guard (Chicago Bulls), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jan 22 Stojko Vrankovic, Croatian NBA center (LA Clippers), born in Drniš, Croatia
  • Jan 22 Wayne Kirby, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Jan 23 Frank Winters, American NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Jan 24 Rob Dibble, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jan 25 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Jan 25 Billy Andrade, American golfer (4 PGA Tour wins), born in Bristol, RI
  • Jan 27 Inga Thompson, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Jan 27 Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 27 Woody Austin, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2007 runner-up; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jan 29 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 29 John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • Jan 29 John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 31 Sharon Cain, American team handball player (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas

About January 1964

How Old? 57 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)