On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1968 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 595

  • Apr 30 Richard Pilon, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Apr 30 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 1 Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps; Ascoli, Udinese, AC Milan), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • May 2 Reggie Slack, American CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Milton, Florida
  • May 2 Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • May 4 Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • May 4 Kevin Todd, Canadian ice hockey NHL center (LA Kings), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 5 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • May 5 Tim Neilsen, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991), born in Forest Gate, London, England
  • May 6 Andy Kelly, American football quarterback (Nashville Kats, Rhein Fire), born in Dayton, Tennessee
  • May 7 Joe King, American NFL safety (Oakland Raiders), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 8 John Johnson, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)

Person of interestOmar Camporese

May 8 Omar Camporese, Italian Tennis Star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • May 9 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 9 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • May 9 Marie-José Pérec, French athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m 1996), born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

  • May 9 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
  • May 10 Julie Smith, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendora, California
  • May 12 Mark Clark, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Hawk

May 12 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk
  • May 13 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • May 15 James "Jim" Neil, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 15 Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 17 Tim Grunhard, NFL center (KC Chiefs)
  • May 18 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • May 19 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • May 19 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • May 19 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 20 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 20 Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer, born in Suva, Fiji
  • May 22 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • May 22 Carmie Vairo, softball infielder (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 22 Mike Harbold, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Oakland, California
  • May 22 Randy Brown, American NBA point guard and executive (NBA C'ship 1996-98, Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 24 Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • May 25 Kendall Gill, American NBA guard & forward (NJ Nets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 25 Nathalie Schneyder, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 25 Shawn Bouwens, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • May 26 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • May 26 Steve Sedgley, English footballer
  • May 27 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 27 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • May 27 Jeff Bagwell, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (MLB All-Star 1994, 96, 97, 99; NL MVP 1994; Gold Glove Award 1994; Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 28 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • May 28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 30 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • May 31 Duane Causwell, NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 1 Larry Centers, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995, 96, 2001; All-Pro 1996; Super Bowl 2003; Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, NE Patriots), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Jun 3 Alfred Kotey, Ghanaian boxer (WBO Bantamweight C'ship 1994-95), born in Accra, Ghana (d. 2020)
  • Jun 6 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jun 6 Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jun 7 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 7 Melissa Coombes, American female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Jun 8 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 9 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 10 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 12 Patty Armstrong, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • Jun 12 Scott Aldred, American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 13 Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist, born in Lonigo, Italy
  • Jun 14 Brian Wiggins, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jun 14 Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Tim Lester, American NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 16 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 16 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 16 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
  • Jun 18 John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jun 20 Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 20 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jun 21 Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 21 Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 22 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 23 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 26 Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jun 29 Theoren Fleury, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada), born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 30 Dan Peltier, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • Jun 30 Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jul 2 Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1992), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jul 3 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Jul 4 Derek Kevin Loville, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 4 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jul 5 Nate Singleton, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 5 Shahid Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour), born in Multan, Pakistan
  • Jul 5 Alex Zülle, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Wil, Switzerland

  • Jul 6 Alvin Harper, American NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Jul 6 Anthony Kershler, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 7 Chuck Knoblauch, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 7 Reggie Cobb, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 8 C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 8 Glen Featherstone, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 8 Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 9 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 9 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • Jul 10 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 11 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 12 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • Jul 13 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 13 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
  • Jul 16 Ariel Solomon, American NFL center and guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 16 Barry Sanders, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1988, Oklahoma State; 10 x Pro Bowl; NFL MVP 1997, Detroit Lions), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Jul 19 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • Jul 20 Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jul 20 Jimmy Carson, American NHL center (6 NHL hat tricks before age 21), born in Southfield, Michigan
  • Jul 21 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 21 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 21 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • Jul 22 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 23 Amy Fruwirth, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1997 3rd), born in Cypress, California
  • Jul 23 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • Jul 23 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 23 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 Gary Payton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996, 2000; NBA All-Star 1994–98, 2000–03; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 23 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 24 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)

  • Jul 26 Mike Mohler, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, German tennis star (1991 Futures GBR), born in Goppingen, Germany
  • Jul 27 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jul 29 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 29 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 30 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 30 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Jul 30 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jul 30 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • Jul 31 Andre Ware, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1989, U of Houston; Detroit Lions; Toronto Argonauts), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Aug 1 Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
  • Aug 1 Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 2 Sean Groom, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer, born in Niendorf, Hamburg
  • Aug 3 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), born in Burbank, California (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 4 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Aug 5 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  • Aug 5 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Aug 6 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
  • Aug 6 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Aug 6 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • Aug 7 Tomas Carbonell, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 8 Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
  • Aug 8 Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
  • Aug 9 Jay Stacy, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • Aug 10 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 10 Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96)

  • Aug 10 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 10 Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 11 Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
  • Aug 12 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 13 William Thomas, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Aug 14 Glenn Leroy McLeay, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Aug 14 Praveen Amre, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992), born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 15 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 17 Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 18 Brian Mitchell, American football running back (Washington Redskins), born in Leesville, Louisiana
  • Aug 18 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Aug 18 John Coyle, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Aug 18 Justin Strzelczyk, American football offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in West Seneca, New York
  • Aug 19 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • Aug 20 Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Aug 20 Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager, born in Ödeshög, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Aug 22 Henrik Holm, Swedish tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
  • Aug 22 Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Aug 22 Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Aug 22 Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • Aug 22 Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer, born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Aug 23 Chris DiMarco, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2004 runner-up), born in Huntington, New York
  • Aug 23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • Aug 23 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Aug 24 Benoît Brunet, Canadian NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 24 Tim Salmon, American MLB outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 25 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 26 Chris Boardman, British cyclist (world 1 hour record), born in Merseyside, England
  • Aug 26 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • Aug 27 Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)

  • Aug 27 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Aug 28 Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Aug 29 Darren Joseph, Canadian football fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Aug 30 Vladimir Malakhov, Russian NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
  • Aug 31 Glenroy Gilbert, Trinidad, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Aug 31 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Aug 31 Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Aug 31 Jolene Watanabe, tennis star (1994 Futures-Evansville), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 1 Michelle Buckingham, Canadian 61 kg judoka (Olymp-20-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 2 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Sep 4 Carlette Guidry-White, American sprinter, born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 4 Mike Piazza, American baseball catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 4 Rick McNair, American water polo 2m defender (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Sep 5 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Sep 6 Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Sep 7 Erik Williams, American NFL tackle (4-time Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Jon Drummond, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Thomas P. Auth, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 9 Clive Mendonca, English footballer, born in London, United Kingdom