On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in December 1965

  • Dec 1 Henry Honiball, South African rugby union fly-half (35 caps; Sharks [Natal], Bristol), born in Estcourt, South Africa
  • Dec 2 Shane Flanagan, Australian rugby league coach (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks NRL premiers 2016), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 3 Katarina Witt, German figure skater (Olympic gold ladies singles 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1984-85, 87-88), born in Staaken, Germany
  • Dec 4 Ulf Kirsten, German soccer striker and manager (49 caps GDR; 51 caps Germany; Dynamo Dresden, Bayer Leverkusen), born in Riesa, Germany
  • Dec 6 Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer, born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Dec 7 Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer and coach, born in Keith, Scotland
  • Dec 7 Todd Kabel, Canadian jockey (Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey 1992, 95, 2003-06; Queen's Plate 1995, 2000; Prince of Wales Stakes 2000, 07), born in McCreary, Manitoba (d. 2021)
  • Dec 8 Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Dec 8 Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • Dec 8 Troy Sadowski, American NFL tight end (Cin Bengals), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 9 Joe Ausanio, American baseball player
  • Dec 11 Jay Bell, American infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Eglin AFB, Florida
  • Dec 12 Laurie Grover-Tavares, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Stacy Sunny, female pro baseball infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Dec 14 Craig Biggio, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Dec 14 Ken Hill, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Lynn, Massachusetts

  • Dec 14 Lawrence Clay-Bey, American super heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 15 Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • Dec 16 Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • Dec 16 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • Dec 16 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 Craig Berube, Calahoo, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Dec 17 Jeff Grayer, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Dec 18 Brian Walton, points race cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Dec 19 Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
  • Dec 24 Nancy Reno, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 25 Dmitri Mironov, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 25 Kathleen Luciano, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1993), born in Munich. Germany
  • Dec 26 Ben Husaby, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Dec 27 Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper)
  • Dec 30 David Baker, UK cyclist, born in Sheffield, England

About December 1965

How Old? 55 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)