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Birthdays in Sport in 1971

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 835

  • Jan 1 Bobby Holik, Czech ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1995, 2000; New Jersey Devils; NHL All-Star 1998-99), born in Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Jan 1 Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Jan 1 Scott Riggs, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year 2002), born in Bahama, North Carolina
  • Jan 2 Aamer Nazir, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 20 wickets; 9 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Jan 4 Carlos Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Nigua, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 4 Deb Sonnenberg, Canadian softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 4 Garrison Hearst, American NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers), born in Lincolnton, Georgia
  • Jan 4 Orlanda Truitt, American football wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Jan 4 Richard Chee Quee, Australian-Chinese cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry), born in Camperdown, Australia
  • Jan 5 Jason Bates, American baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
  • Jan 6 Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Haughton, Louisiana
  • Jan 8 Billy Joe Hobert, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Puyallup, Washington
  • Jan 8 Darren Langdon, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Deer Lake, Canada
  • Jan 8 Jason Giambi, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
  • Jan 8 Roosevelt Potts, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • Jan 8 Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer, born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland

  • Jan 9 Bill Schroeder, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Jan 9 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jan 9 Scott Thornton, Canadian hockey left wing (941 NHL games; Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks), born in London, Ontario
  • Jan 10 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 11 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 11 Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 11 Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jan 12 Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 12 Oscar Sturgis, American NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Hamlet, North Carolina
  • Jan 12 Scott Burrell, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 12 Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jan 13 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jan 14 Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer, born in Arta, Greece
  • Jan 15 LeShon Johnson, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Haskell, Oklahoma
  • Jan 16 Junior Bryant, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 16 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jan 16 Scott Williams, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Orange County, California
  • Jan 16 Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 16 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jan 17 Derek Plante, American NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

  • Jan 17 Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 17 Tyler Houston, American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 17 Richard Burns, English rally driver, born in Reading, England (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17 Ann Wolfe, American boxer, born in Oberlin, Louisiana
  • Jan 18 Andre Coleman, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jan 18 Greg Engel, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Jan 18 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian racing driver (Formula 3000 1991), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 18 Pep Guardiola, Spanish football midfielder & manager (Spain 47 caps, manager Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City), born in Santpedor, Spain
  • Jan 19 Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Jan 19 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Jan 20 Andrei Skabelka, Belarusian ice hockey player & coach (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Jan 20 Johnny Mitchell, American football tight end (NY Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 20 Brian Giles, American baseball player, born in El Cajon, California
  • Jan 21 Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jan 21 Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
  • Jan 21 Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • Jan 22 Bucky Brooks, American NFL wide receiver & sportswriter (Sports Illustrated; NFL Network and NFL.com), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Jan 22 Stan Collymore, English football player, born in Stone, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Adam Parore, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 23 Julie Foudy, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 23 Kevin Mawae, American football center (Seattle Seahawks), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 23 Mark Grimmette, American doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 24 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Marion, Illinois
  • Jan 24 Joe Panos, American football offensive lineman (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Herman Smith, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • Jan 25 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Jan 25 Kevin Williams, American football wide receiver (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 25 Vincent Brisby, American NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 25 Luca Badoer, Italian racing driver, born in Montebelluna, Italy
  • Jan 26 Lee Naylor, Australian 400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Min Tang, Chinese tennis player (1995 Futures-Canberra AUS), born in Hunan, China
  • Jan 27 Mark Noordlander, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jan 27 Patrice Brisebois, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 29 Jamal Fountaine, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 30 Brent Moss, American football running back (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Jan 30 Chris Slade, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Jan 30 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, American football defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
  • Jan 30 Milko Pieren, Dutch football player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Jan 30 Quentin Neujahr, American ice hockey player (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns), born in Seward, Nebraska
  • Jan 30 Takeshi Yamanaka, Japanese ice hockey coach and player (Team Japan 1998), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jan 30 Trent Klatt, American ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • Jan 31 Corey Holliday, American football wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jan 31 Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer, born in Kilkis, Greece
  • Feb 1 Ajay Jadeja, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests; 196 ODIs, 6 x 100), born in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • Feb 1 Tommy Salo, Swedish ice hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1994; World C'ship gold 1998; NHL All Star 2000, 02; Edmonton Oilers), born in Surahammar, Sweden
  • Feb 1 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian soccer midfielder (80 caps; Partizan, Porto, Benfica), born in Maribor, Slovenia
  • Feb 1 Harald Brattbakk, Norwegian soccer striker (17 caps; Rosenburg, Celtic), born in Trondheim, Norway
  • Feb 2 Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 2 Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
  • Feb 3 Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 3 Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Feb 3 Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Feb 4 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • Feb 4 Pete Pierson, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 4 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)

  • Feb 5 Dianne Norman, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
  • Feb 6 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • Feb 6 Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 6 Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Feb 6 Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Feb 6 Peter Tchernyshev, Russian dance skater (with Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Feb 7 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Feb 9 Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Feb 9 Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 9 Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • Feb 9 Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Feb 9 Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • Feb 9 Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
  • Feb 10 Kevin Sefcik, American infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Oaklawn, Illinois
  • Feb 10 Marty Nothstein, US sprint cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 10 Wayne Gandy, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Haines City, Florida
  • Feb 10 Louie Spicolli [Louis Mucciolo Jr.], American wrestler, born in San Pedro, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 11 John Bock, Americn NFL center (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins), born in Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Feb 11 Linda Wild, American tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Lincoln Kennedy, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 12 Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 12 Shante Carver, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Stockton, California
  • Feb 13 Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Mats Sundin, Swedish NHL center (Olympics gold 2006; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Bromma, Sweden
  • Feb 13 Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Feb 13 Todd Williams, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Feb 14 Derrick Witherspoon, American NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Feb 14 Gheorghe Muresan, American NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania

  • Feb 14 Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Feb 14 Lonnie Johnson, American NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Feb 15 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 15 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 16 Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 16 Chi Kredell, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 16 Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 16 Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Feb 16 Mike Hubbard, MBA catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Feb 18 George Teague, American NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • Feb 18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Feb 19 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Feb 19 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
  • Feb 19 Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 19 William Henderson, NFL running back (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 20 Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Feb 20 Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, born in Pretoria (d. 2017)
  • Feb 21 Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse), born in Barneveld, the Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Terry Mickens, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Feb 22 Gilbert Brown, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Farmington, Michigan
  • Feb 22 Jason Marshall, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Cranbrook, Canada
  • Feb 22 Lisa Fernandez, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Lakewood, California
  • Feb 22 Max Lane, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Norborne, Missouri
  • Feb 22 Mohammed Sylla, Guinean football player (Willem II, FC Martigues), born in Conakry, Guinea (d. 2010)
  • Feb 22 Rico Mack, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Statham, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Carin Koch, Swedish golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Kungälv, Sweden
  • Feb 23 Torsten Kienass, German hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Berlin, East Germany
  • Feb 23 Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer, born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Feb 24 Aki Rahunen, Finland, tennis star
  • Feb 24 Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)

  • Feb 24 Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
  • Feb 25 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Feb 25 Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 25 Byron Dafoe, NHL goalie (LA Kings), born in Sussex, England
  • Feb 25 David Fox, American 50m freestyle (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Feb 25 Helen Dobson, British golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998 runner-up), born in Skegness, England
  • Feb 25 Nova Peris, field hockey left halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • Feb 26 Rick Lyle, American football defensive end (NY Jets), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Feb 27 Ivan Robinson, American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 27 Jaroslav Modry, Czech NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in České Budějovice, Czechia
  • Feb 27 Rich Tylski, American football player (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 1 Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 1 Zahoor Elahi, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 14 ODIs), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mar 1 Tyler Hamilton, American road cyclist (only American to win one of the five Monuments of cycling; Liège–Bastogne–Liège 2003), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Mar 3 Terryl Ulmer, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 4 Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • Mar 5 Brian Hunter, American baseball outfielder (AL stolen base leader 1997, 99; Detroit Tigers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 5 Chad Fonville, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Mar 5 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Mar 5 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • Mar 6 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Mar 6 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 7 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 8 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Mar 8 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 8 Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • Mar 9 Bev Oden, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • Mar 9 Lou Benfatti, American football player, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets), born in Green Pond, New Jersey
  • Mar 10 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 10 Shad Williams, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California

  • Mar 10 Steve Arnold, British racing driver
  • Mar 11 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Mar 11 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Mar 11 Liesbeth Migchelsen, Dutch soccer defender (97 caps; FFC Heike Rheine, SV Fortuna Wormerveer, AZ Alkmaar), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Mar 12 Greg Hansell, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Bellflower, California
  • Mar 12 Isaiah Rider, American NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers), born in Oakland, California
  • Mar 12 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 13 Curtis Conway, American NFL wide receiver and kick returner (Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 13 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • Mar 13 Ralf Kleinmann, American football player from Germany, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Mar 13 Robert Samuels, West Indian cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mar 13 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mar 13 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • Mar 14 Ernie Brown, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 15 Patrick Reidy, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 16 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 16 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 17 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 17 Bill Mueller, American baseball player, born in Maryland Heights, Missouri

About 1971

How Old? 48 or 49 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)