On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1968

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 595

  • Jan 1 Davor Šuker, Croatian soccer striker (68 caps; Sevilla; President Croatian FF), born in Osijek, Croatia
  • Jan 2 Scott Mitchell, American NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jan 2 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch equestrian rider (Olympic gold dressage 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 1994, 2006), born in Erp, Netherlands
  • Jan 3 Kent Carlsson, Swedish tennis player (9 ATP tour singles titles; world #6 1988)
  • Jan 4 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Jan 4 Mike Wilpolt, American football player & coach, born in Broomfield, Colorado
  • Jan 5 Joe Juneau, Canadian NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Pont-Rouge, Canada
  • Jan 5 Leila Meskhi, Georgian tennis player (1995 Hobart), born in Tbilisi, Georgia SSR
  • Jan 5 Felton Spencer, American NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Andrew Golota, Polish boxer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 6 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 6 Vlastimil Plavucha, Slovak hockey forward (Team Slovakia), born in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Jan 8 Alexander Alexeyev, American NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 8 Brian Johnson, American catcher (San Diego Padres), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 8 Mark Duane Croghan, American 3k steeplechase athlete (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jan 8 Keith Mullings, American boxer, born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica
  • Jan 9 Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992), born in Port Maria, Jamaica
  • Jan 9 Katie Anderson, Canadian 100m hurdler (Olympic 7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 9 Mardi Lunn, Australian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1999 3rd), born in Cowra, New South Wales
  • Jan 11 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 12 Vince Buck, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Jan 12 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 13 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jan 13 Mike Whitlow, English footballer
  • Jan 14 Fred Honebein, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 15 Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Jan 15 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 15 Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish handball player & royal, born in Basque Country, Spain
  • Jan 17 Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete, born in Soviet Union
  • Jan 19 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 20 Junior Murray, West Indian cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David), born in St. George's Grenada
  • Jan 20 Nick Anderson, American basketball player (Orlando Magic), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 21 Tom Urbani, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jan 22 Brian Jones, American sports radio and television host and former NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jan 22 Mauricio Serna, Colombian retired footballer (Colombia national team 1993-2001), born in Medellín, Colombia

  • Jan 22 Frank Lebœuf, French actor, sports commentator and former footballer (1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Marseille, France
  • Jan 23 Eric Metcalf, American football running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 23 Lubomir Kolnik, Czech hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo), born in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Jan 23 Petr Korda, Czech tennis player (Australian Open 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jan 23 Todd Scott, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jan 24 Mark Burmester, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Jan 24 Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Jan 24 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jan 24 Scott Mercier, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Harbor City, California
  • Jan 26 Eric Davis, American NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 26 Reggie Jordan, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Chris Pringle, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (14 Tests; 64 ODI), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 27 Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 27 Eric Wedge, American baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 27 Matt Stover, NFL kicker (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 27 Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 27 Rusty Meacham, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Florida
  • Jan 27 Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
  • Jan 28 Henry Hering, Pointe-Claire Quebec, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jan 28 Marnie McBean, rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Aeneas Williams, American football cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Harold Green, American football running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons), born in Ladson, South Carolina
  • Jan 29 John Hudson, American football center (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 29 Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Jan 29 Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder & luger, born in Blankenburg, Germany
  • Jan 30 Bob Nardella, Italian-American ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998, Chicago Wolves), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • Jan 31 Doug Pederson, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2017, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
  • Jan 31 Michael Sinclair, American football defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jan 31 Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jan 31 Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete, born in Belgium
  • Feb 1 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1995; no-hitter 1994; Atlanta Braves), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • Feb 1 Mark Recchi, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1991, 2006, 11; at 43 oldest player to score in Stanley Cup Finals Series), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • Feb 1 Sean Millington, Canadian football fullback (Grey Cup 1994, 2000; BC Lions) and broadcaster (cfl.ca and CBC), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 2 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 2 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 2 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 2 Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Feb 2 Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 3 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 3 Leroy Thompson, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 3 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
  • Feb 5 Regina Rajchitova, Czech tennis star, born in Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
  • Feb 5 Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 5 Will Furrer, American football quarterback (Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers), born in Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 5 Marcus Grönholm, Finnish rally driver, born in Kauniainen, Finland
  • Feb 6 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer, born in Buenaventura, Colombia
  • Feb 7 Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
  • Feb 7 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 8 Joy Fawcett, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • Feb 8 Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 9 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • Feb 10 Peter Popovic, Swedish NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Köping, Sweden
  • Feb 10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • Feb 13 Matt Mieske, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Chris Lewis, English cricket all-rounder (32 Tests, 93 wickets; 53 ODIs), born in Georgetown, Guyana

  • Feb 15 Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Feb 16 Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Harlem, New York
  • Feb 16 Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Schoonebeek, Netherlands
  • Feb 17 Bryan Cox, American NFL linebacker and coach (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Feb 17 Celita Schutz, American half-middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Riverdale, New Jersey
  • Feb 19 Rob Dimaio, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Feb 20 Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 20 Ted Hankey, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2000, 09), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Feb 21 Pellom McDaniels, American professor & NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), born in San Jose, California
  • Feb 21 Terry Allen, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins), born in Commerce, Georgia
  • Feb 22 Jayson Williams, American NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Ritter, South Carolina
  • Feb 22 Reggie Rivers, American NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 22 James Allison, British Formula 1 Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG, born in Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Feb 24 John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Feb 25 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Feb 26 Chris Green, American NFL safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
  • Feb 26 J. T. Snow, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 26 Leif Rohlin, Swedish NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vasteras, Sweden
  • Feb 27 Loy Vaught, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 27 Mike Sullivan, American NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
  • Feb 28 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Feb 28 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Feb 29 Bryce Paup, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1994–97; Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings), born in Jefferson, Iowa
  • Mar 1 Salil Ankola, Indian cricket pace bowler (1 Test; 20 ODIs), born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • Mar 3 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Mar 3 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Mar 3 Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Mar 4 Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Mar 4 Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 4 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player

  • Mar 5 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 5 Roman Phifer, linebacker (Los Angeles/St Louis Rams), born in Plattsburgh, New York
  • Mar 5 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 6 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Kent, American MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in Bellflower, California
  • Mar 7 Ricky Proehl, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears), born in New York City
  • Mar 8 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
  • Mar 8 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Mar 8 Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • Mar 8 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer, born in Lyon, France
  • Mar 12 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 16 Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 17 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Mar 18 Pat Terrell, NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Mar 19 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 19 Tyrone Hill, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 20 Eric Viscaal, Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent)
  • Mar 21 Erwin Vanderbroeck, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 Jeff Lazaro, Waltham Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 21 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 21 Scott Williams, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Mar 22 Ramón Martínez, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 23 Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • Mar 23 Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 23 David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 23 Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 23 Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
  • Mar 23 Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 25 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)

  • Mar 25 Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 26 Edward Kaminski, American javelin thrower, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Mar 26 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 26 Mike Trevathan, American CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Mar 26 Shane Reynolds, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Bastrop, Louisiana
  • Mar 26 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist, born in Le Mans, France
  • Mar 27 Irina Belova, Russian heptathlete (world record 1992), born in Angarsk, Russia
  • Mar 28 Nasser Hussain, English cricketer (Essex & England batsman), born in Chennai, India
  • Mar 28 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 28 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London
  • Mar 29 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 29 James O. Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 3 Bernd Karbacher, German tennis player, born in Munich, Germany
  • Apr 3 Mike Lansing, American MLB baseball infielder, 1993-2001 (Montreal Expos, Coloradao Rockies, Boston Red Sox), born in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • Apr 6 Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Western Australia
  • Apr 7 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Apr 8 Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100m hurdles)
  • Apr 9 Janne Ojanen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Apr 11 Eric Moten, NFL guard and tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 12 Adam Graves, Canadian left wing hockey player (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 12 Neal Fort, American football tackle (Montreal Alouettes), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Apr 13 Tami Lyn Jameson, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 13 Ted Washington, American NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Apr 13 Toni Lee Jameson, American team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 14 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 15 Billy Brewer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Apr 16 Grace Kim, South Korean-American tennis star, born in South Korea
  • Apr 17 Richie Woodhall, British professional boxer, born in Telford, Shropshire, England

  • Apr 17 Roger Twose, English cricketer (Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995), born in Torquay, England
  • Apr 19 Brent Mayne, American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in Loma Linda, California
  • Apr 19 Keith McCants, American NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Apr 19 Roger Reinson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Melville, Saskatchewan
  • Apr 20 DeDee Nathan, American heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 21 Peter van Foxes, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Apr 22 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • Apr 22 Carlos Costa, Spanish tennis star
  • Apr 22 Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)
  • Apr 22 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Apr 22 Zarley Zalapski, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1987-2000 (Pittsburgh Penguins; Calgary Flames, and 3 other teams), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2017)
  • Apr 24 Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Apr 24 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia
  • Apr 26 Ahmed Elmaghraby, American field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Suez, Egypt
  • Apr 28 Andy Flower, cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)
  • Apr 28 Damion Lyons, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • Apr 28 Mark Carrier, NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 28 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), born in Glendale, California (d. 2020)
  • Apr 29 Browning Nagle, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About 1968

How Old? 52 or 53 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Jan 29), Monkey (Jan 30 - Dec 31)