On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1966 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 523

  • May 3 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Monica Tranel [Michini], American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Big Horn, Montana
  • May 5 Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 7 Anderson Cummins, Barbados Canadian cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • May 8 Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer and coach, born in Santa Rosa, Brazil
  • May 9 Mark Tinordi, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • May 10 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • May 10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • May 11 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 11 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 12 Rafael Bournigal, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Azua, Dominican Republic
  • May 14 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 14 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 15 Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • May 16 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 16 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)

  • May 17 Danny Manning, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1993, 94; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1998; Phoenix Suns), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • May 17 Mark Kratzmann, Australia, tennis star
  • May 17 Mark Schmocker, US team handball goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • May 19 Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • May 19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 20 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • May 20 Liselotte Neumann, Swedish golfer (US Open 1988; 13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Finspang, Sweden
  • May 22 Donald Royal, American NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 22 José Mesa, Dominican MBL pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic
  • May 23 Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • May 23 Graeme Hick MBE, English cricket batsman (65 Tests, 6 x 100s; 120 ODIs; Worcestershire), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • May 24 Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Super Bowl 1997, 98; Second-team All-Pro 1994; Pro Bowl 1998; Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos), born in Royston, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • May 24 Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • May 24 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh, Maine
  • May 25 Bill Haselman, American MLB catcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • May 25 Dave Hollins, American MLB infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 26 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 26 Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
  • May 26 Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics 1988)
  • May 27 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)

  • May 27 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 28 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • May 30 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • May 31 Jessica Monroe, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 31 Roshan Mahanama, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening batsman)
  • Jun 1 Greg Schiano, American football coach (College: Rutgers; NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • Jun 3 Wasim Akram, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani lefty fast bowler)
  • Jun 4 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 5 Bill Spiers, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Jun 6 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jun 7 Dan Payne, Canadian football tackle (Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989; Toronto Argonauts 1996, 97; B.C. Lions 2000), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Jun 9 Anthony Martino, CFL punter (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 10 David Platt, English footballer
  • Jun 11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 11 Tiffany Cohen, American swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City, California
  • Jun 11 Vasili Kulkov, Russian soccer defensive utility (20 caps Soviet Union, 21 Russia; Spartak Moscow, Benfica), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • Jun 14 Ricky Siglar, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 14 Rod Stephens, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 16 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jun 16 Randy Barnes, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1996; WR 23.12m), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Jun 17 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 17 Fred Barnett, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Gunnison, Mississippi
  • Jun 18 Bob Kempainen, American marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 18 Doug Bodger, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose), born in Chemainus, British Columbia
  • Jun 18 Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater (Olympic-5-1994), born in Alberta, Canada
  • Jun 18 Luke Jensen, American tennis player (1993 French Open doubles), born in Grayling, Michigan
  • Jun 18 Sandy Alomar, Puerto Rican catcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 22 Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 22 Meyrick Pringle, South African cricket fast bowler (4 Tests; 17 ODI), born in Adelaide, Cape Province
  • Jun 22 Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 23 Barbara Jordan, US softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jun 23 Chantal Daucourt, Swiss mountain cyclist (world-bronze-95), born in Bienne, Switzerland
  • Jun 23 Vladislav Neiman, Men's flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Israel
  • Jun 25 Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • Jun 26 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 26 Paul Mokha, Erie Pa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 27 Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jun 27 Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star (1990 Strasbourg), born in Tucumán, Argentina
  • Jun 27 Rob Harbison, American 3x40 rifle shooter (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Fallston, Maryland
  • Jun 28 Andrew Lang, American NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Jun 29 John Part, Canadian darts player and commentator (PDC World C'ship 2003, 08; BDO World C'ship 1994), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestMike Tyson

Jun 30 Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years, 4 months, 22 days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 30 Louie Aguiar, American NFL punter (KC Chiefs), born in Livermore, California
  • Jul 1 Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
  • Jul 1 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 2 Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)

Person of interestMoises Alou

Jul 3 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Jul 3 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Jul 4 Adrian Caldwell, American NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers), born in Falls County, Texas
  • Jul 5 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach (Chelsea), born in Oliena, Italy
  • Jul 7 Hector Burba, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 7 Jeff Shaw, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Washington Court House, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)

  • Jul 10 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 12 Annabel Croft, English tennis player, broadcaster (Eurosport, Sky Sport, BBC), born in Farnborough, Kent
  • Jul 12 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 13 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnast (Olympic-1980)
  • Jul 14 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 15 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 16 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints), born in Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Jul 16 Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Jul 16 Warren Sallenback, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in South Surrey, British Columbia
  • Jul 17 Michael Bradley, American golfer (4 PGA Tour wins), born in Largo, Florida
  • Jul 18 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 19 David Segui, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 20 Beth Coats, biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jul 20 Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jul 20 Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
  • Jul 21 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
  • Jul 22 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • Jul 22 Tim Brown, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1987, Notre Dame; 9 x Pro Bowl, LA/Oakland Raiders), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 23 Micheal Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA record consecutive free throws during regular season [97] 1993), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 24 Martin Keown, English soccer defender (43 caps; Arsenal, Aston Villa), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Jul 27 Al Charron, Canadian rugby union forward, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 29 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 29 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Aug 1 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • Aug 1 Horacio de la Peña, Argentinian tennis star and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Aug 2 Joseph Wanag, American judoka (Olympic-92), born in Wilton, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • Aug 3 Eric Esch, American boxer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 6 Billy Mayfair, American golfer (Tour Championship 1995), born in Phoenix, Arizona

  • Aug 7 Tony Stargell, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Aug 8 Chris Eubank, English boxer
  • Aug 8 John Hudek, American baseball player
  • Aug 9 Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 10 Gerald Williams, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 11 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • Aug 11 Nigel Martyn, English soccer goalkeeper (23 caps; Crystal Palace, Leeds, Everton), born in St Austell, Cornwall
  • Aug 12 Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 12 Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Aug 12 Gordy Morgan, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 13 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Aug 13 Shayne Corson, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 13 Miguel Miranda, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Sporting Cristal) and coach (Alianza Atlético), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • Aug 14 Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer, born in Karlskoga, Sweden
  • Aug 15 Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 15 Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 16 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Terry Shumpert, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Aug 17 Cedric Figaro, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Aug 17 Zefross Moss, American NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Aug 17 Rodney Mullen, American professional skateboarder, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 17 Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player, born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick
  • Aug 18 Steve Avery, American football running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 20 Greg Jackson, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers), born in Hialeah, Florida
  • Aug 20 Steven Finn, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 21 John Wetteland, American pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos), born in San Mateo, California
  • Aug 22 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam
  • Aug 23 Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)

  • Aug 23 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Aug 25 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 26 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • Aug 27 Deena Wigger, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Aug 28 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 John Terry, Canadian CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Greenwood, North Carolina
  • Aug 31 Jeff Frye, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
  • Sep 1 Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Sep 2 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • Sep 3 Bennie Blades, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions; Pro Bowl 1991), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Sep 4 Jearl A. Miles, American 400m/long jumper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 5 Simone Jacobs, British 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Sep 5 Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer, born in Loznica, Serbia
  • Sep 6 Joan Guetschow, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Mike Dyer, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Upland, California
  • Sep 8 Raymond Atteveld, Dutch soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sep 9 Alison Sydor, Canadian cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Sep 9 Kevin Hatcher, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Georg Hackl, German luger, born in West Germany
  • Sep 10 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • Sep 10 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 10 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Sep 11 Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Sep 13 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • Sep 15 Sherman Douglas, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Sep 16 Kevin Curtis Young, American 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 17 Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Sep 18 Isabelle Demongeot, French tennis star, born in Gassin, France
  • Sep 19 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in North York, Ontario

  • Sep 22 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • Sep 22 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
  • Sep 23 Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 23 Pete Harnisch, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Commack, New York
  • Sep 24 Atul Bedade, Indian cricketer (ODI batsman), born in Bombay, India
  • Sep 24 Bernard Gilkey, American MLB outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 24 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
  • Sep 25 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Medford, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 Todd Philcox, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Sep 26 Craig Heyward, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995; New Orleans Saints), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Sep 26 Francisco Andreu, American road cyclist (Olympic 4th 1988, 96), born in Dearborn, Michigan,
  • Sep 28 Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 29 Hersey Hawkins, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Sep 29 Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • Sep 29 Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Oct 1 George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • Oct 1 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish soccer striker and manager (2 caps; Athletic Bilbao 255 games), born in Larraintzar, Spain
  • Oct 3 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher and broadcaster (Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Oct 4 John van den Brom, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (2 caps; SBV Vitesse, Anderlecht), Amersfoort, Netherlands