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Birthdays in Sport in January 1968

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jan 1 Sandy Beasley, softball outfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • Jan 1 Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer
  • Jan 2 Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 2 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
  • Jan 3 Kent Carlsson, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 3 Kerry Huffman, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa), born in Peterborough, Ontario
  • Jan 3 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 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 Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • 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 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 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[ric] Honebein, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 14 Ruel Fox, English footballer, born in Ipswich, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Felton Spencer, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 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
  • 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, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
  • 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)
  • Jan 24 Scott Mercier, Harbor City California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 26 Eric Davis, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 26 Reggie Jordan, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 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, pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • 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, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 29 John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 29 Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 29 Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
  • 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 head coach (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

About January 1968

How Old? 51 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Jan 29), Monkey (Jan 30 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)