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Birthdays in Sport in 1966

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 524

  • Jan 3 Chetan Sharma, Indian cricket fast bowler (23 Tests, 61 wickets; 65 ODI), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • Jan 3 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan MLB infielder (World Series 1996, 1998–2000; Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Petare, Edo Miranda, Venezuela
  • Jan 5 Renaldo Turnbull, American NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers), born in Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
  • Jan 6 Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 6 Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 6 Shahid Saeed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jan 6 Chris Antley, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1991, 1999; Preakness 1999), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Jan 7 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 7 Randy Burridge, Canadian NHL left wing (NHL All Star 1992; Washington Capitals,; Boston Bruins), born in Fort Erie, Ontario
  • Jan 7 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), born in Brits, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Jan 9 Jimmie Jones, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Jan 12 Craig Parry, Australian golfer (US Open 1993 3rd; PGA Tour titles), born in Sunshine, Victoria
  • Jan 12 Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Jan 13 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • Jan 14 Matt Brock, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jan 15 Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Jan 16 Anthony Washington, American discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • Jan 16 Jack McDowell, American pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jan 17 Anna Ivan, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Don Myrah, American cyclist (Olympics 20th-96), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 17 Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England
  • Jan 18 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 19 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 19 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • Jan 19 Sylvain Cote, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Jan 20 Bert Weidner, American NFL guard (Miami Dolphins), born in Eden, New York
  • Jan 20 Chris Morris, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 20 Rich Gannon, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Chris Hammond, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 22 Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jan 22 Nishantha Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder), born in Gampaha, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 23 Haywoode Workman, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jan 23 Mike Brim, American NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2005)
  • Jan 23 Scott Fortune, American volleyball player (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jan 24 Mike Forgeron, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Main-a-dieu, Canada
  • Jan 25 John Velyvis, American rower & surgeon (Olympics 1996), born in North Adams, Massachusetts

  • Jan 25 Mark Schlereth, American NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Jan 25 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 25 Pavel Torgajev, Russian ice hockey player (Calgary Flames), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Jan 28 Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 28 Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 29 Romário, Brazilian footballer & politician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jan 30 Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 31 Charles Dimry, American football cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 31 Jamie Taras, Canadian football player (BC Lions), born in Acton, Ontario
  • Feb 1 Michelle Akers, American soccer forward (Olympics gold 1996, World Cup 1991, 99), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Feb 1 Rob Lee, English soccer midfielder (21 caps; Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis star
  • Feb 2 Bob Estes, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Graham, Texas
  • Feb 2 Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 3 Jimmy Thunder, New Zealand boxer (IBO heavyweight title 1994-95), born in Apia, Samoa (d. 2020)
  • Feb 3 Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (48 Tests, 160 wickets; 96 ODIs, 126 wickets) and broadcaster (TVNZ, Sky Sports, Radio Sport), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 3 Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 4 Barry Klein, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Feb 4 Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
  • Feb 5 José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer (US Masters 1994, 99), born in Hondarribia, Spain
  • Feb 5 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer, born in Greece
  • Feb 6 Tom Tupa, American football punter & quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Kristin Otto, German swimmer (6 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Feb 8 Alex Antonitsch, Austrian tennis player, born in Villach, Austria
  • Feb 8 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Feb 8 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • Feb 9 Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • Feb 10 Daryl Johnston, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Youngstown, New York
  • Feb 11 Alexander Semak, Russian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ufa, Russia
  • Feb 11 Anthony Parker, American NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • Feb 11 Patrick Kuhnen, German tennis player, born in Püttlingen, Germany
  • Feb 14 Petr Svoboda, Czech NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympic gold 1998), born in Most, Czechia
  • Feb 15 Melido Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 15 Petra Huber, Austrian professional tennis player
  • Feb 16 Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Feb 17 Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 17 Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 18 Kris King, Canadian NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hornepayne, Canada
  • Feb 18 Phillip De Freitas, English cricket fast bowler (44 Tests, 140 wickets, 4 x 50; 103 ODIs, 115 wickets; Derbyshire, Leicestershire), born in Scotts Head, Dominica
  • Feb 19 Matthew Ryan, team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • Feb 19 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
  • Feb 19 Peter Douris, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 19 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 19 Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
  • Feb 20 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams), born in Odessa, Texas
  • Feb 20 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • Feb 20 Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Feb 20 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
  • Feb 21 Chris Donnels, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros), born in Angeles, California
  • Feb 21 Edie Boyer, American discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 22 Brent Severyn, Canadian NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Vegreville, Canada
  • Feb 23 John Druce, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, LA Kings), born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Feb 24 Rene Arocha, Cubans-American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Feb 25 Don Anurasiri, cricketer (Sri Lankan slow left-armer)
  • Feb 25 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)

  • Feb 27 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
  • Feb 27 Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets), born in Abington, Massachusetts
  • Feb 28 Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Feb 28 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Feb 28 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
  • Feb 28 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • Mar 2 Judith Wiesner, Austrian tennis player (World #12 1997; captain Austria's Federation Cup team 2001), born in Hallein Austria
  • Mar 3 Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
  • Mar 3 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • Mar 3 Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 4 Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mar 5 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 5 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 5 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • Mar 6 Cliff Meidl, American sprint kayak (Olympics 1996 & 2000), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Mar 6 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Feagles, NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 7 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Mar 8 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 9 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • Mar 10 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Mar 11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 12 Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 12 Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
  • Mar 12 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 12 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
  • Mar 13 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star, born in Ølstykke, Denmark
  • Mar 14 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 14 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)

  • Mar 16 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Mar 16 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • Mar 16 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 17 Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
  • Mar 19 Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • Mar 20 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Mar 20 Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • Mar 21 Al Iafrate, American NHL defenseman (799 career NHL games, 152 goals, 311 assists for 463 points), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Mar 21 Karen Lunn, Australian golfer (British Open 1993; LET Order of Merit 1993), born in Cowra, New South Wales
  • Mar 21 Matthew Maynard, cricketer (big hitting Glamorgan & England player)
  • Mar 22 Brad Edwards, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Brian Shaw, NBA guard (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • Mar 22 Sean Berry, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 22 Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Mar 23 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • Mar 24 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 25 David Hohl, American freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 25 Jeff Cross, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Mar 25 Tom Glavine, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Mar 25 Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • Mar 26 Wesley Walls, American NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, New Orleans Saints), born in Batesville, Mississipi
  • Mar 27 Kate Donahoo, US judoka (Olympic-92), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 28 Jason Garrett, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 28 Nathalie Herreman, French tennis star, born in Sainte-Adresse, France
  • Mar 29 Dwayne Harper, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Mar 29 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 29 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 30 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
  • Mar 31 Roger Black, English athlete (World C'ships gold 4 x 400m relay 1991, 97), born in Gosport, Hampshire,

  • Apr 1 Mehmet Özdilek, Turkish soccer midfielder (31 caps; Beşiktaş) and manager (BB Erzurumspor), born in Samsun, Turkey
  • Apr 2 Andrei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey right wing (NHL All-Star Game 2001, 03, 09 [MVP]; Stanley Cup 1994, New York Rangers; Olympic gold 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Apr 2 Bill Romanowski, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 1988, 89 SF 49ers; 97, 98 Denver Broncos; Pro Bowl 1996, 98), born in Rockville, Connecticut
  • Apr 2 Teddy Sheringham, English soccer striker (51 caps; Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall), born in London, England
  • Apr 3 Bo Orlando, American football player, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 3 John de Vries, Australian racing driver (Indy Racing League and Australian Formula Holden), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 4 Michal Clingman, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-9th-1994), born in Indio, California
  • Apr 4 Myriam Schropp, German tennis star, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Apr 4 Stanislav Medrik, Olympic ice hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia), born in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Apr 5 Brent Hughes, American NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • Apr 5 Scott Dill, American NFL tackle and guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 7 Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
  • Apr 8 Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 8 Mark Blundell, British auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1992), born in London, England
  • Apr 9 Oliver Barnett, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 10 Neil Smith, American football defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 11 David Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 11 Kara McGaw, Canadian softball rightfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Mark Higgs, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Apr 11 Steve Scarsone, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Anaheim, California
  • Apr 12 Lorenzo White, American football running back (Cleveland Browns), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Apr 13 Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football player, born in Menzel Jemil, Tunisia

Person of interestDavid Justice

Apr 14 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestGreg Maddux

Apr 14 Greg Maddux, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time NL Cy Young Award), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Apr 14 Greg Myers, Riverside CA, catcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Apr 15 Andrei Olhovskiy, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 18 Valeri Kamensky, Russian NHL left wing (Avalanche, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskresensk, Russia
  • Apr 18 Trine Hattestad, Norwegian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • Apr 19 Paul Reiffel, Australian cricket fast bowler (35 Tests, 105 wickets, 6 x 50; 92 ODIs, 96 wickets; Victoria) and Test umpire, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 19 Randolph Keys, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Collins, Mississippi

  • Apr 21 Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 22 Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 23 Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Apr 24 Margashayam Venkataramana, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), born in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Apr 24 Pascale Paradis-Mangon, French tennis star, born in Troyes, France
  • Apr 24 Theo Adams, American football tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 24 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, born in Jerago con Orago, Italy
  • Apr 25 Darren Holmes, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Apr 26 Andrea Temesvári, Hungarian tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Apr 27 Peter McIntyre, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1995), born in Gisborne, Australia
  • Apr 28 Jim Poole, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestJohn Daly

Apr 28 John Daly, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1991, British Open 1995), born in Carmichael, California

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Apr 29 John VanderWal, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Apr 29 Phil Tufnell, cricketer (England slow lefty & slower fieldsman)
  • Apr 30 Aundray Bruce, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 30 David Meggett, NFL running back (NY Giants, NE Patriots)
  • May 1 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • May 1 Olaf Thon, German soccer midfielder (52 caps; Bayern Munich, Schalke 04), born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • May 3 Paul Stevenson, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Bendigo, Australia

About 1966

How Old? 53 or 54 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 20), Horse (Jan 21 - Dec 31)