On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1968 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 595 of 595

  • Sep 10 Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
  • Sep 11 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani ice hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, St. Louis Blues), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan
  • Sep 13 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 13 Brad Johnson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Sep 13 Chris Morris, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Sep 13 Denny Neagle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1995, 97; NL wins leader 1997; Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • Sep 14 Ginger Helgeson-Nielson, American tennis star, born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Sep 14 Pete Chilcutt, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Sep 15 Rich Robertson, Nacogdoches TX, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Sep 16 Charles McRae, American NFL guard and tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Tara Cross-Battle, American volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 17 Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • Sep 17 Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998)
  • Sep 18 Toni Kukoč, Croatian-American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Sep 20 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Eric Turner, American NFL safety (Cleveland Browns), born in Ventura, California

  • Sep 22 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 22 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 25 Reggie Jefferson, American baseball player (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sep 27 Mark Bradtke, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 27 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 27 Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 28 Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 29 Mika Häkkinen, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1998, 99), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • Oct 1 Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Oct 2 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta

Person of interestJana Novotna

Oct 2 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Oct 2 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 3 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 5 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
  • Oct 7 Erick Anderson, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Frankie Smith, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Groesbeck, Texas
  • Oct 8 Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer, born in Oran, Algeria
  • Oct 8 Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player and Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, born in Imotski, Croatia
  • Oct 10 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Oct 10 Nancy Brookhart, American WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994), born in Elmhurst, Illinois

  • Oct 10 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker, born in Haelen, Netherlands
  • Oct 11 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 11 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 12 Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 12 Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 12 Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver, born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Oct 13 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Oct 14 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 14 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Oct 14 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Oct 14 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Oct 15 George Koonce, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Meredith Rainey, American 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestDidier Deschamps

Oct 15 Didier Deschamps, French footballer and coach (France: 2018 World Cup), born in Bayonne, France

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps
  • Oct 16 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Oct 17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 18 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Oct 18 Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Oct 18 Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Oct 18 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • Oct 20 Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 22 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • Oct 22 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 22 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • Oct 23 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • Oct 23 Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 23 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Adrian Dale, South African cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Oct 24 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Oct 24 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Oct 25 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • Oct 26 Chris Oldham, American NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 26 Nico-Jan Hoogma, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 27 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • Oct 27 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Oct 28 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Oct 28 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 28 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 28 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994)
  • Oct 31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • Nov 1 Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • Nov 3 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Nov 3 Lee Germon, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper and captain (12 Tests, 29 dismissals; 37 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Nov 3 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 4 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Nov 4 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 4 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Nov 5 Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 5 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)

  • Nov 5 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 6 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • Nov 6 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • Nov 7 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Nov 8 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 8 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • Nov 8 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Nov 8 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 9 Jeff Brady, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 10 Calvin Tiggle, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Nov 10 Jeffrey Kooistra, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 10 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 10 Lonnie Marts, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 11 John Jett, American NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Nov 11 Lin Elliott, American NFL kicker (KC Chiefs), born in Euless, Texas
  • Nov 12 Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)

Person of interestSammy Sosa

Nov 12 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Nov 13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Nov 14 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nov 14 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • Nov 14 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Lionel Simmons, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 16 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • Nov 16 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • Nov 17 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • Nov 18 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida

  • Nov 18 Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Nov 18 Mel Stewart, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Nov 18 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • Nov 18 Barry Hunter, Irish soccer defender (14 caps Northern Ireland; Wrexham, Reading) and manager (Rushden & Diamonds), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 19 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 19 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 19 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Jeff Tarango, American tennis player (famously defaults match 1995 Wimbledon), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Nov 20 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in University Park, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Richard Clarke, Canadian sailor Finn (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 21 Andy Caddick, English cricket fast bowler (62 Tests, 234 wickets; 54 ODIs, 69 wickets; Somerset), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nov 21 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 22 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • Nov 22 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nov 22 Irina Privalova, Russian 100m/200m/400m runner
  • Nov 22 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 23 John O'Neill, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 24 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 24 Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
  • Nov 26 Steve Lofton, American NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Nov 28 Jonathan Brown, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 29 Jiri Veber, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Praha, Czech Republic
  • Nov 29 Pedro Martínez Aquino, Dominican pitcher (NY Mets), born in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 30 Laurent Jalabert, French road cyclist (Tour de France points 1992, 95; mountains 2001-2), born in Mazamet, France
  • Dec 1 Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer (4 x Olympic silver 200m, 1 x bronze 400m 1988-96), born in Motala, Sweden
  • Dec 2 Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), born in Garden Grove, California (d. 2002)
  • Dec 2 Elna Reinach, South African tennis player (US Open mixed doubles [with Patrick Galbraith] 1994), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dec 2 Jiri Dopita, Czech ice hockey center (World C'ship gold 1996, 2000-01; Philadelphia Flyers), born in Šumperk, Czech Republic
  • Dec 2 David Batty, English soccer midfielder (42 caps; Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United), born in Leeds, England

  • Dec 4 Mike Barrowman, American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992, World C'ship gold 1991), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • Dec 5 Rhett Hall, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Morgan Hill, California
  • Dec 7 Keith Goganious, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Dec 7 Melissa Iverson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Dec 7 Ricky Ervins, American NFL running back (SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Dec 7 Tom Myslinski, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Rome, New York
  • Dec 7 Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Granville, Australia
  • Dec 8 Bill Johnson, American football defensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Minnesota
  • Dec 8 Mike Mussina, American baseball pitcher (5-time MLB All Star), Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 9 Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Dec 9 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • Dec 9 Kurt Angle, American 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 10 Rob Davis, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 11 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dec 11 Mark Dailey, American 1.5k runner, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Dec 12 Chris Walsh, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings; sues NFL over head injuries 2011), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 12 Kurt Schulz, American football safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • Dec 12 Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996), born in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 2002)
  • Dec 12 Ray Ethridge, American football wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 13 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Dec 13 Shaun Stafford, American tennis star (1992 Taipei), born in Ocala, Florida
  • Dec 14 Cees Marbus, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • Dec 14 Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Dec 16 Darryll Lewis, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Dec 16 Wendy Doolan, Australian golfer (Evian Masters 2004), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 17 Curtis Pride, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 Jeff[rey] Klepacki, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Dec 18 Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
  • Dec 19 Jennifer Devine, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Dec 21 Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in McKinney, Texas

  • Dec 22 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, American actress (Cricket-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Joe Scuderi, Australian cricketer (South Australian all-rounder), born in Ingham, Australia
  • Dec 24 Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete, born in Diest, Belgium
  • Dec 25 Corey Widmer, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Dec 25 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 25 Jim Dowd, American NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Brick Township, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 Scott Bullett, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Dec 26 Darren Barber, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Dec 27 Dean Palmer, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Dec 28 Darrick Brownlow, US NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dec 29 Darren Perry, American NFL free safety (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Dec 29 James Mouton, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 30 Kevin Dahl, Regina, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Dec 30 Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)