Birthdays in Sport in January 1969

  • Jan 1 Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • Jan 2 Rick Tabaracci, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 2 Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • Jan 2 Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • Jan 2 Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer

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Jan 2 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Jan 3 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 3 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

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Jan 3 Michael Schumacher, German Formula 1 racing driver and seven time world champion, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Jan 4 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • Jan 4 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • Jan 5 David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 5 Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jan 5 Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • Jan 6 Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 6 Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 6 Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
  • Jan 7 Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 7 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 7 Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 8 Brian Boehringer, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 9 Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 9 Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Jan 10 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 11 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 11 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Jan 11 Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jan 11 Reemt Pyka, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jan 12 Cam Russell, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jan 12 Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer
  • Jan 13 Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor)
  • 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, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 13 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 13 Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 14 David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 14 Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
  • Jan 14 Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 15 Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 15 Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 15 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 15 Marsha Miller, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 15 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jan 15 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 15 Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
  • Jan 16 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 16 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jan 18 Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 18 Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)

  • Jan 19 Andrew Murray Stone, Open 470 sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 19 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 19 Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 19 Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
  • Jan 19 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
  • Jan 19 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
  • Jan 20 Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
  • 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, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 22 Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jan 22 Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
  • Jan 22 Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 23 Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
  • Jan 23 Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jan 23 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • Jan 24 Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
  • Jan 25 Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
  • Jan 25 Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jan 27 Kristen Danihy, Lawton Oklahoma, team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 27 Phil Plantier, outfielder (SD 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, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA)
  • Jan 29 Karen Fonteyne, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jan 29 Robert Young, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
  • Jan 31 Mathew Pallister, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales