On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1970

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 813

  • Jan 1 Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 2 Anthony Stuart, Australian cricket fast bowler and coach (3 ODIs; 8 wickets @ 13.62; hat trick 1997), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Jan 2 Glenn Cadrez, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 1997, 98; Denver Broncos), born in El Centro, California
  • Jan 2 Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • Jan 4 Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jan 4 Sean Lumpkin, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Jan 5 James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills), born in Brazoria County, Texas
  • Jan 6 Daniel Naulty, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 6 Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • Jan 6 Geert Brusselers, Dutch football player & coach (NAC), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jan 6 John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 6 Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 6 Kerrin Petty, Swedish-American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Townshend, Vermont
  • Jan 7 Paul McCallum, Canadian football punter and placekicker (Claymores, Sask Roughriders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 7 Todd Day, American NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Jan 7 Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola

  • Jan 8 Darryl Williams, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 8 Jon Klemm, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jan 9 Graciela Schutt, American WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jan 10 Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 10 Deon Figures, American NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Bellflower, California
  • Jan 11 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jan 12 Jenny Griffith, American WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995), born in Burbank, California
  • Jan 13 Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jan 13 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), born in Cesena, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Jan 14 Eric Charron, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Verdun, Quebec
  • Jan 14 Steve Cooke, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • Jan 14 Tyrone Hughes, American NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Dan Landry, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 15 Michele Granger, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
  • Jan 16 Don MacLean, American NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jan 16 Ron Villone, American pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jan 17 Candace Murray, Canadian softball shortstop (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 17 Darnell Walker, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 17 Jeremy Roenick, American NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 James Wattana, Thai snooker player, born in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Jan 18 Leo Araguz, American football punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire), born in Pharr, Texas
  • Jan 18 Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist, born in Brakel, Belgium
  • Jan 19 Rick Krivda, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 19 T. J. Mathews, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Columbia, Illinois
  • Jan 19 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete, born in Beveren, Belgium
  • Jan 20 Marvin Benard, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • Jan 20 Rob Gaudreau, American ice hockey player (Ottawa Senators), born in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Jan 20 Ron Carpenter, American football player (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 20 Terry Kirby, American football player (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Jan 20 Thomas "Tom" Murray, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 21 Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
  • Jan 22 Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist, born in Anoeta, Spain
  • Jan 23 Alan Embree, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • Jan 23 Jim Schwantz, American football player & politician (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jan 23 Mark Wohlers, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Jan 23 Richard Šmehlik, Czech NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Olympic gold 1998), born in Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Jan 23 Sherman Obando, Panamanian baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
  • Jan 25 Chris Mills, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 25 Milt Stegall, American football player (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 26 Dan Carlson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 26 Dean Malkoc, Canadian NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 26 Ronald Moore, American NFL running back (NY Jets, St Louis Rams, Az Cardinals), born in Chowchilla, California
  • Jan 27 Dario Brose, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 27 Dean Headley, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests; first Test cricketer to be son and grandson of Test cricketers; Ron & George Headley), born in Norton, England
  • Jan 28 Barry Minter, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 28 James Atkins, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 28 Mike Chalenski, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 28 Mr. Prospector, American thoroughbred racehorse and breeding stallion (most influential sire of his generation), born in Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • Jan 29 Scott Davis, American football guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Glenwood, Iowa
  • Jan 29 Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer, born in Schwedt an der Oder, Germany
  • Jan 30 Scott Levins, American NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jan 31 Greg Skrepenak, American football offensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 31 Travis Hannah, American football wide receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 31 Minnie Driver, British actress & singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
  • Feb 1 Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese auto racer (D1 GP 2005), born in Nagano, Japan
  • Feb 2 Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
  • Feb 2 Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Feb 2 Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer
  • Feb 3 Jason Muzzatti, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 3 Keith Carney, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team US), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 3 Oscar Cordoba, Colombian footballer
  • Feb 4 John Frascatore, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Feb 4 Todd Peterson, NFL kicker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Feb 5 Darren Lehmann, Australian cricket batsman (27 Tests @ 44.95, 5 x 100s; 117 ODIs) and coach (Australia 2013-18), born in Gawler, Australia
  • Feb 5 Forey Duckett, American football cornerback (Saints, Scot Claymores), born in Oakland, California
  • Feb 6 Jeff Rouse, American 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Feb 6 Mark Hutton, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Feb 6 Per Frandsen, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 7 Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 7 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • Feb 8 Alonzo Mourning, NBA center (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Feb 8 Cameron Cuffy, cricketer (St Vincent & WI fast bowler 1994-)
  • Feb 8 John Filan, Australian footballer

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Feb 9 Glenn McGrath, Australian cricket fast bowler (124 Tests, 563 wickets @ 21.64)), born in Dubbo, New South Wales

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  • Feb 10 Alberto Castillo, Dominican-American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 10 Bobby Jones, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 10 Brendan Eppert, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 10 Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • Feb 10 Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Feb 11 Alistair Brown, English cricketer (Surrey & England ODI opening batsman 1996), born in Beckenham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 11 Jason Allyn Scott, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 12 Bryan Roy, Dutch football manager and player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Dell Demps, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Long Beach, Canada
  • Feb 12 Lamar Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Dolphins), born in Ocala, Florida
  • Feb 13 Kevin Stocker, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Feb 13 Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Elaine Youngs, American volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996), born in El Toro, California
  • Feb 14 Guillaume Raoux, French tennis player, born in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
  • Feb 14 Kelly Stinnett, American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Feb 14 Richard Smehlik, Czech NHL defenseman (Team Czech Rep, Buffalo), born in Ostrava, Czechia
  • Feb 14 Sean Hill, American NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Feb 14 Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist, born in Gazzaniga, Italy
  • Feb 15 Nathaniel Mills, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Feb 15 Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Feb 16 Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer
  • Feb 17 Tommy Moe, nordic skiier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Feb 18 Tyler Green, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Feb 19 Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 19 Ruwan Kalpage, cricket off-spinner (Sri Lankan)
  • Feb 20 Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 20 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 20 Leo Stefan, hockey forward (Team Germany), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Feb 21 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Durango, Mexico
  • Feb 21 Marc Woodard, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi

  • Feb 21 Michael Slater, Australian cricketer (devastating Aust opening bat since 1993), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • Feb 21 Will Moore, American NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 22 Adam Keefe, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in Irvine, California
  • Feb 22 Dominic Roussel, Canadian NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hull, Canada
  • Feb 24 Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Feb 24 Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Feb 25 Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Feb 25 Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
  • Feb 25 Corey Mayfield, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Feb 25 Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Feb 25 Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • Feb 26 Ben Maruquin, American field hockey sweeper (Olympics 1996), born in Ventura, California
  • Feb 26 Sasha Danilovic, Serbian NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Feb 27 David White, American NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Feb 27 Kent Desormeaux, American jockey, born in Maurice, Louisiana
  • Feb 28 Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Feb 28 Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 1 Yolanda Griffith, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame center (Olympic gold 2000, 04; WNBA Finals MVP 2005, Sacramento Monarchs; 8 × WNBA All-Star), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 2 Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss soccer midfielder (79 caps; Grasshopper Club Zürich, Internazionale, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich) and manager (Grasshoppers, FC Wil), born in Wohlen, Switzerland
  • Mar 3 Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
  • Mar 3 Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
  • Mar 3 Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 3 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 3 Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 4 Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Mar 4 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 6 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Scott Stahoviak, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Mar 7 James 'Jim' Spivey, American middle-distance runner, born in Schiller Park, Illinois
  • Mar 7 Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Mar 8 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • Mar 8 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 8 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • Mar 8 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 10 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 10 Peter Wright, Scottish darts player (PDC World Champion 2020), born in Livingston, Scotland
  • Mar 12 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 12 Rex Walters, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
  • Mar 12 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Mar 12 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
  • Mar 14 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • Mar 15 Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 15 Diego Nargiso, tennis pro, born in Naples, Italy
  • Mar 15 Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 15 Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Mar 16 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 17 Shannan Mitchem, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Mar 18 Sarah Thorsett, Winona Minn, 1.5k runner
  • Mar 19 Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Mar 19 Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Senators)
  • Mar 19 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 19 Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 20 Kristin Klein, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 20 Ron George, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 20 Todd Burger, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 22 Jason Rouser, 200m/400m runner, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Mar 22 Travis Richards, Crystal Minn, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 22 Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • Mar 23 Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Mar 23 Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

  • Mar 24 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Mar 24 Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 24 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • Mar 24 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • Mar 25 Magnus Larsson, Swedish tennis star
  • Mar 25 Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Mar 26 Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
  • Mar 27 Anthony Prior, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Mar 27 Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Mar 28 James Johnson, American NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Mar 28 Jason B Gailes, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Dighton, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles
  • Mar 30 Secretariat, American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown 1973), born in Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • Apr 2 Jon Lieber, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Apr 2 Tammi Reiss, American actress and former WNBA guard (Utah Starzz), born in New York
  • Apr 3 Keith Franklin, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 4 Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Apr 4 Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis star, born in Narrabri, Australia
  • Apr 5 Tim Jacobs, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)

About 1970

How Old? 49 or 50 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Feb 5), Dog (Feb 6 - Dec 31)