On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1971 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 785

  • Jun 28 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Jun 28 Greg Keagle, American MLB right-handed pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • Jun 28 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Jun 28 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
  • Jun 29 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • Jun 29 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 29 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • Jun 30 Ann Marsh, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Jul 1 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • Jul 2 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 4 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Jul 4 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 5 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager (Aberdeen), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Jul 6 Adam Laurent, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jul 6 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, New Zealand kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Jul 8 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
  • Jul 9 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jul 10 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 10 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • Jul 11 Brett Hauer, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Jul 12 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 12 Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1992; World Championships gold 1991-92), born in Hayward, California
  • Jul 15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 15 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 15 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
  • Jul 16 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 17 Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Jul 17 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Jul 18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1995–98; All-NBA First Team 1995, 96; Olympic gold 1996; Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, NY Knicks), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 19 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Vitali Klitschko

Jul 19 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion; only heavyweight to reign as world champion in 3 different decades) and Mayor of Kyiv (2014-), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan, Soviet Union

  • Jul 20 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
  • Jul 20 Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
  • Jul 20 Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 20 William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
  • Jul 22 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 24 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • Jul 25 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
  • Jul 25 Tracy Murray, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Neus Ávila, Spanish tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995), born in Spain
  • Jul 26 Reggie Carthon, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 26 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Jul 27 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jul 27 Lehlo Ledwaba, South African boxer (IBF super bantamweight title 1999-2001), born in Soweto, South Africa (d. 2021)
  • Jul 29 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • Jul 29 Johnny Ruffin, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Butler, Alabama
  • Jul 30 Ron Blazier, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 31 Gus Frerotte, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1996, Washington Redskins), born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 1 Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
  • Aug 1 Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Shae Sloan, American women,s baseball pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets, 1994-96), born in Huntsville, Texas
  • Aug 2 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Fernando Smith, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Michael Hughes, Irish footballer, born in Larne, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 4 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Aug 4 Jeff Gordon, American auto racer (Winston Cup Series 1995, 97, 98, 2001; Daytona 500 1997, 99, 2005) and broadcaster (Fox NASCAR), born in Vallejo, California
  • Aug 5 Valeri Karpov, Russian RSL and NHL hockey left wing, 1992-2005 (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 1994-97), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Aug 6 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
  • Aug 6 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
  • Aug 6 Scott Minto, English footballer
  • Aug 7 Chris T. Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Aug 7 Dominic Cork, British cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995), born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Aug 8 John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 8 Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 8 Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 9 Scott Karl, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
  • Aug 9 Davide Rebellin, Italian road cyclist, born in San Bonifacio, Italy
  • Aug 10 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Aug 10 Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 10 Paul Newlove, rugby league player
  • Aug 10 Roy Keane, soccer player
  • Aug 10 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 10 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • Aug 11 Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 11 Tommy Mooney, English football player
  • Aug 12 Jim Walker, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Pete Sampras

Aug 12 Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Aug 13 Camille Thompson, Canadian basketball center (Olympics, 1996), born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia
  • Aug 13 Chad Cota, American NFL safety, 1995-2002 (Carolina Panthers, and three other teams), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Aug 13 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman, 1990-2020 (NHL, 1995-2004: San Jose Sharks; Philadelphia Flyers; Swedish League, 1990-95, 2004-10), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • Aug 13 Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 14 Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa
  • Aug 14 Christopher R. Nelloms, American sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 14 James Folston, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Cocoa, Florida
  • Aug 14 Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Aug 16 Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 16 Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 16 Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • Aug 17 Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star and Silver Slugger Award; NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 18 Jonathan David Winter, New Zealand 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 18 Kevin Bouie, American football running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals), born in Pahokee, Florida
  • Aug 19 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 19 João Pinto, Portuguese football player, born in Porto, Portugal
  • Aug 20 Brett Bech, American football wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Slidell, Louisiana
  • Aug 20 Kevin Hickman, American NFL tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Aug 20 Oronde Gadsden, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Aug 20 Steve Stone, English footballer, born in Gateshead, England
  • Aug 21 Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
  • Aug 22 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 23 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer, born in Besana in Brianza, Italy
  • Aug 26 Jocelyn Borgella, first person of Haitian descent to play in the NHL (Detroit Lions), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Aug 27 Ernest Faber, Dutch soccer defender (1 cap; PSV) and manager (NEC, Groningen, PSV), born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • Aug 27 Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 28 Janet Evans, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 800m, 400m medley 1988; 800m 1992; WR 400m, 800m, 1,500m), born in Fullerton, California
  • Aug 28 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Aug 28 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 28 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 29 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Aug 30 Joseph Fitzgerald, American team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 31 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 31 Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 31 Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer (British Open 2007-08, PGA C'ship 2008, Ryder Cup wins 2002, 04, 06, 10), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 1 Hakan Şükür, Turkish soccer striker (112 caps; Galatasaray), born in Sapanca, Turkey
  • Sep 2 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 2 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Sep 2 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • Sep 3 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Sep 4 John Thierry, American football defensive end (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Sep 4 Monty Grow, American football safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Inverness, Florida
  • Sep 4 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer, born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • Sep 5 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Sep 5 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Sep 5 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Anthony Goldwire, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Sep 6 Holli Hyche, American runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 6 Pavel Patera, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Sep 6 Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • Sep 7 Briana Scurry, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 7 Tonny Jensen, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • Sep 7 Wesley Leasy, American NFL linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Sep 8 Dave Merritt, American NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 8 Greg Minor, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Sandersville, Georgia
  • Sep 8 Ján Pardavý, Slovak hockey forward (Team Slovakia), born in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 9 Jill Sudduth, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 11 Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Shelton Quarles, American NFL linebacker, executive (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Director Football Ops), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 12 Terry Dehere, American politician and NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 13 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • Sep 13 Ted Drury, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 14 Jonathan "Adam" Holland, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 14 Mario Henry, American NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 15 Chad Bratzke, American NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Wayne Ferreira, South African tennis star (Munich 1995), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 15 Will Shields, American NFL guard (KC Chiefs), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Sep 15 Michael Malone, American basketball head coach (Denver Nuggets 2015-21; Sacramento Kings 2013-14; NBA All-Star Game 2019), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 16 Derrell Mitchell, American NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 17 David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 17 Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 17 Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC)
  • Sep 18 Kate Starre, Australian field hockey utility (Olympics 1996), born in Armadale, Australia

Lance Armstrong

Sep 18 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas

  • Sep 18 Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Sep 18 Ron Childs, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Kennewick, Washington
  • Sep 19 Colleen Coyne, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Nunley, American NFL defensive tackle and defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Sep 20 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 20 Henryk Larsson, Swedish soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Sep 20 Ryan Terry, American NFL running back and kick returner (Arizona Cardinals), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Sep 21 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • Sep 22 Christian Fauria, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Harbour City, California
  • Sep 22 Ian Van Der Wal, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • Sep 23 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 25 John Lynch, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Sep 26 Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, Colorado
  • Sep 26 Patterson Thompson, West Indies cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Sep 27 Alonzo Spellman, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 27 Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Sep 28 Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Sep 28 David Weightman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 28 Marcus Spears, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Chicago Bears, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 28 Matthew Elliott, Australian cricket batsman (21 Tests, 3 x 100, HS 199; Victoria CA, Glamorgan CCC, South Australia CA), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 28 Alan Wright, English footballer
  • Sep 29 Adrion Smith, american CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 29 Ray Buchanan, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 30 Brentson Buckner, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 3 Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican baseball utility (MLB All Star, Silver Slugger Award 1994; Montréal Expos), born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 5 Chad Lewis, American football tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Oct 5 Chris Whitney, American basketball guard (Wash Wizards), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Oct 5 Dan Plante, American ice hockey player (NY Islanders), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 5 Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine footballer, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Oct 6 Chris Hudson, NFL strong safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Oct 6 Phil Bennett, British racing driver
  • Oct 6 Alan Stubbs, English footballer and manager (Rotherham United), born in Kirkby, England
  • Oct 7 Johnnie Morton, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Inglewood, California
  • Oct 7 Paul Hannam, Canadian 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 8 Nate Miller, American NFL and WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Oct 8 Terry Richardson, American WLAF running back (Rhein Fire), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Oct 8 Val St. Germain, Canadian CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 8 Monty Williams, American basketball head coach and executive (Phoenix Suns 2019; New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans 2010-15) and NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Oct 9 Pete Mitchell, American NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Royal Oak, Michigan