On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1969

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 718

  • Jan 1 Paul Lawrie OBE, Scottish golfer (British Open 1999; Ryder Cup 2012), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Jan 2 Róbert Švehla, Slovak NHL defenceman (Florida Panthers 573 games; Slovakia 44 games), born in Martin, Slovakia
  • Jan 2 Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer (IBF, IBO and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles 2004-05), born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Jan 2 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Jan 2 William Fox-Pitt MBE, English equestrian (Olympic silver team 2004, 12; bronze 2008; World Equestrian Games gold team 2010), born in London, England

Person of interestMichael Schumacher

Jan 3 Michael Schumacher, German auto racer (World F1 champion 1994-95, 2000-05), born in Hürth, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Jan 3 Jarmo Lehtinen, Finnish rally co-driver (15 WRC wins with Mikko Hirvonen), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jan 3 Gerda Weissensteiner OMRI, Italian luger and bobsleigh pilot (Olympic gold women's singles 1994), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • Jan 4 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Monrovia, California
  • Jan 4 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • Jan 5 David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • Jan 5 Kurt Barber, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Shaun Micheel, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2003), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jan 6 Alvin Morman, American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Rockingam, North Carolina
  • Jan 6 Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics 22-92, 96), born in Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Jan 7 Chris Hatcher, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Kinston, North Carolina

  • Jan 7 Erric Pegram, American NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 7 Todd Kinchen, American NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Brian Boehringer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 9 Domingo Jean, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 9 Johanna Ikonen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Eno, Finland
  • Jan 11 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 11 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • Jan 12 Cam Russell, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jan 12 Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
  • Jan 13 Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Jan 13 Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 13 John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 13 Katarzyna Nowak, tennis star (1994 Futures France), born in Łódź, Poland
  • Jan 13 Kevin Foster, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 13 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 13 Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 13 Stephen Hendry, Scottish professional snooker player (record 7 World Championships), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jan 14 Martin Bicknell, American cricketer (England pace bowler 1993), born in Guildford, California
  • Jan 14 Rico Smith, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns), born in Compton, California
  • Jan 15 Adam Burt, American NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Jan 15 Delino DeShields, American baseball infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers), born in Seaford, Delaware
  • Jan 15 Leonard Wheeler, American NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings), born in Toccoa, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Marsha Miller, American WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 15 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Voorhout, Netherlands
  • Jan 15 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 15 Siupeli Malamala, Tongan NFL offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Tonga
  • Jan 16 Chelan Kozak, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Jan 16 Roy Jones Jr., American boxer (4 x weight divisions world champion), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jan 18 Larry Webster, American football defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens), born in Elkton, Maryland
  • Jan 18 Marvin Pope, American CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Jan 19 Andrew Murray Stone, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 19 Junior Seau, American NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 19 Luc Longley, Australian NBA center (Chicago Bulls), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 19 Orlando Palmeiro, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Jan 19 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer, born in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Jan 19 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer, born in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 20 Andre Cason, American sprinter, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Jan 21 Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 21 Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
  • Jan 21 Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 21 Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jan 22 Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Jan 22 Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 22 Vinnie Clark, American NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 23 Brendan Shanahan, Canadian NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings), born in Mimico, Canada
  • Jan 23 Eric Carter, American CFL cornerback (CFL All Star 1995, 98, 2001, 02; Hamilton Tiger-Cats, BC Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Jesup, Georgia
  • Jan 23 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian soccer winger (17 caps Soviet Union, 6 caps CIS, 36 caps Russia; Manchester United, Rangers) , born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Jan 24 Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Port Kembla, New South Wales
  • Jan 25 Nolan Harrison, American football defensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 25 Penny Moore, American WNBA player (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jan 27 Kristen Danihy, Lawton Oklahoma, team handball circle/wing (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 27 Phil Plantier, outfielder (San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Jan 27 Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
  • Jan 28 Giorgio Lamberti, Italian free style swimmer (world record 200m)
  • Jan 28 John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Jan 29 Flora Perfetti, Italian tennis player (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA), born in Faenza, Italy
  • Jan 29 Karen Fonteyne, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jan 29 Robert Young, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jan 31 Mathew Pallister, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 1 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine soccer striker (77 caps, 54 goals; Fiorentina), born in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Feb 2 Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
  • Feb 2 Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 2 Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • Feb 2 Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer
  • Feb 3 Casey Weldon, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 3 Jeff Christy, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 3 Robert Pack, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Feb 3 Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Feb 3 Retief Goosen, South African golfer (US Open 2001, 04), born in Pietersburg, Limpopo Province
  • Feb 4 Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Feb 4 Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Feb 4 Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Feb 6 Bob Wickman, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Feb 6 James Jones, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens), born in Miami, Florida
  • Feb 6 Kurt Abbott, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio

  • Feb 6 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95), born in Barrackpore, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Feb 6 Tim Sherwood, English footballer & manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • Feb 7 Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 7 Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Feb 9 Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 9 Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Feb 9 Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 9 Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 10 Jayhawk Owens, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 10 Tim Clark, American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Bryan Eversgerd, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Centralia, Illinois
  • Feb 11 Joe Valerio, American NFL outside corner/tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Atwater, California
  • Feb 11 Mark Atkinson, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 12 Colin Keely, US water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 12 Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 14 Harry Colon, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Feb 14 Jeff Graham, American NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, NY Jets), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 14 Roy Barker, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Brian Williams, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Feb 15 Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 16 Claude Lambert, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 16 Fermín Cacho, Spanish middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 92, silver 96), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Feb 16 Tim Costo, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 17 David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
  • Feb 17 Joel Steed, NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 17 Levon Kirkland, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 17 Robert Massey, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Feb 18 Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player & 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Feb 20 Tommy Vardell, El Cajon, California, American NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)

  • Feb 21 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Pfarrwerfen, Austria
  • Feb 21 J. D. Gibbs, American auto racer, team owner (Joe Gibbs Rcaing), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Feb 22 Kahryn Tough, Canadian volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Feb 22 Mark Chmura, American NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • Feb 22 Shawn Jefferson, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 22 Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 23 Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
  • Feb 23 Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer (US Open 2005), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Feb 23 Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist, born in Hasselt, Belgium
  • Feb 25 Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Feb 25 Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 25 Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 26 Brandon Wilson, American baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Gaborone, Botswana
  • Feb 27 Greg Stevenson, Canadian rower (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Feb 27 Willie Banks, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Feb 28 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • Feb 28 Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • Feb 28 Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
  • Mar 1 Vincenzo Esposito, Italian basketball guard and coach (2× Italian League MVP 1999, 2000; 3× Italian League Top Scorer 1999–2001; NBA: Toronto Raptors), born in Caserta, Campania, Italy
  • Mar 3 Ronald Humphrey, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 3 Simon Whitlock, Australian darts player (European C'ship 2012; PDC World C'ship 2010 runner-up), born in Cessnock, Australia
  • Mar 4 Jeff Tinsley, Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Mar 4 Karrie Poppinga, Manhattan Beach Ca, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)
  • Mar 4 Kenneth Benson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 4 Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
  • Mar 5 Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • Mar 6 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 7 Anne Marie Lauck, marathoner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 7 Anthony Davis, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 7 Brian Jamieson, rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey

  • Mar 7 Geoff Smith, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Mar 7 Matt Blundin, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 7 Sam Gash, NFL running back (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 9 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts), born in Napean, Ontario
  • Mar 9 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Mar 10 Stephen Leaney, Australian golfer (US Open 2003 runner-up), born in Busselton, West Australia
  • Mar 11 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 11 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 12 J P Izquierdo, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 12 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • Mar 12 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 13 Chris Zorich, American NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 13 Kevin Kaminski, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Churchbridge, Canada
  • Mar 14 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 14 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
  • Mar 14 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 15 Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 15 Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
  • Mar 15 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
  • Mar 16 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
  • Mar 16 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • Mar 17 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 17 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 17 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
  • Mar 18 Michael Dumas, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 18 Shaun Udal, cricketer (Hants off-spinner, England to Aust 1994-95)
  • Mar 18 Sheila Taormina, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 18 Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player
  • Mar 19 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)

  • Mar 19 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Mar 20 Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker (Olympic silver 1996), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Mar 20 Konstantine Starikovitch, Podolsk Russia, 238lbs US weightlift (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 21 Ali Daei, Iranian footballer
  • Mar 22 Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 22 Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)
  • Mar 24 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 25 Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • Mar 25 Dan Wilson, catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Mar 25 Guy Newman, Australian water polo goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 25 Scott Sanders, Hannibal MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Mar 26 Luke Richardson, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Mar 26 Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-)
  • Mar 27 Tom Beer, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 28 Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 28 Earnest Stewart, American soccer player (Willem II), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • Mar 28 Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 28 Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Long Beach, New York
  • Mar 29 Jeff Blackshear, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Pierce, Florida

About 1969

How Old? 50 or 51 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 16), Rooster (Feb 17 - Dec 31)