Birthdays in Sport in 1972

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 836

  • Jan 1 Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • Jan 1 Lilian Thuram, French footballer
  • Jan 2 Jeff Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 2 Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 2 Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
  • Jan 3 Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 3 Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • Jan 6 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 7 Aaron John Mcintosh, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Chuck Levy, American football running back (SF 49ers), born in
  • Jan 7 Donald Brashear, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Bedford, Indiana
  • Jan 8 Brandie Burton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1993, 98), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 8 Devlin Murphy, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 9 Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • Jan 9 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Jan 9 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Jan 10 Thomas Lewis, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 11 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jan 11 Rey Ordonez, infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jan 12 Dominique Ross, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 13 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 13 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 13 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast (6 Olympic gold medals Barcelona 1992), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Jan 14 Kyle Brady, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 14 Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 14 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist, born in Šilutė, Lithuania
  • Jan 15 Yang Yong-eun, South Korean golfer (PGA C'ship 2009), born in Seogwipo-si Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Jan 16 Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jan 16 Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 16 Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
  • Jan 17 Rohn Meyer, CFL offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 17 Wendall Gaines, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jan 18 Dwayne Carswell, American football tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 18 Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 18 Ryan Kuehl, American football long snapper (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Steven Conley, American football linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 18 Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jan 19 Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan
  • Jan 20 Alcides Catanho, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Jan 21 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

  • Jan 21 Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jan 21 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 22 Steve Scifres, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jan 22 Toddrick McIntosh, American NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Jan 22 Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1999)
  • Jan 23 Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 23 Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Jan 23 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jan 23 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Jan 24 Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 24 Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 24 Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jan 26 Harrison Houston, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 27 Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Jan 27 Mark Lawrence, Canadian NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, NY Islanders), born in Burlington, Ontario
  • Jan 27 Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
  • Jan 28 Carey Bender, American former NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), born in Marion, Iowa
  • Jan 28 Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
  • Jan 28 Frank Garcia, NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 28 Nicky Southall, English footballer
  • Jan 29 Hessley Hempstead, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 29 Scott Davis, figure skater (Olympics 1994), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Jan 29 Simon Cook, cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96)
  • Jan 30 Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario
  • Jan 31 Marvin Coleman, American basketball player (Calgary Stampeders), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 31 Pulu Poumele, American football guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Feb 1 Geoff Sanderson, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Hay River, Canada
  • Feb 1 Richard Becker, American baseball outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • Feb 1 Carlton Bruner, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 2 Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 2 Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
  • Feb 2 Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 3 Jermaine Smith, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 3 Keith Elias, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Feb 3 Tyrone Poole, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Feb 3 Mart Poom, Estonian football player
  • Feb 4 Kelvin Anderson, CFL running back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 5 Chris Bailey, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marietta, New York
  • Feb 5 Tony Johnson, American football tight end (New Orleans Saints), born in Como, Mississippi
  • Feb 6 David Binn, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in San Mateo, California
  • Feb 6 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 6 Shawn Respert, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 7 Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire righty batsman 1996)
  • Feb 7 John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • Feb 7 Alex Bassi, American race car driver
  • Feb 8 Adrian Rollins, cricketer (Derbyshire batsman, bro of Robert of Essex)
  • Feb 8 Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 9 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • Feb 9 Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • Feb 10 Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Feb 10 Nancy Christian, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Feb 10 Sara Simmons, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Feb 10 Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Feb 11 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 11 Steve McManaman, English footballer, born in Kirkdale, Liverpool
  • Feb 11 Kelly Slater, US surfer, born in Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • Feb 12 Dulip Samaraweera, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Feb 13 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • Feb 13 Juha Ylonen, NHL forward (Olympic bronze 1998, Phoenix), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Feb 14 Bruno Heppell, Canadian CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes), born in La Prairie, Canada
  • Feb 14 Drew Bledsoe, US NFL quarterback (NE Patriots), born in Ellensburg, Washington
  • Feb 15 Jaromír Jágr, Czech NHL right wing (Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup 1991-92, Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Feb 15 Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Feb 16 Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 17 Lloy Ball, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Ft Wayne Indiana
  • Feb 17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • Feb 17 Stephen Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Feb 17 Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 17 Vladimir Vujtek, NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 17 William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Feb 18 Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)

Person of interestMichael Chang

Feb 22 Michael Chang, American tennis player, coach (French Open 1989), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Feb 23 Greg Hill, NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 23 Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 23 Ryan Grigson, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions), born in Highland, Indiana
  • Feb 24 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 24 Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 25 Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 25 Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Feb 25 Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 26 Clint McDaniel, American NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 26 Scott Turner, American politician & NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Richardson, Texas
  • Feb 28 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 28 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Feb 29 Chris Devine, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 Cyrus Beasley, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Rowe, New York
  • Feb 29 Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 29 Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 1 Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Mar 1 Profail Grier, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 3 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 3 Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • Mar 4 Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Lexington, South Carolina
  • Mar 4 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 4 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • Mar 4 Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
  • Mar 5 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 5 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 5 Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 5 Mikael Tillstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • Mar 5 Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 6 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Person of interestShaquille O'Neal

Mar 6 Shaquille O'Neal, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1996), born in Newark, New Jersey

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal

  • Mar 7 Andrew Finch, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 7 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 8 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Olympic 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 8 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 8 Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 10 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • Mar 11 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Mar 11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • Mar 13 Avrom Smith, American football player (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • Mar 13 Trent Dilfer, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Mar 14 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 14 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 15 Filip Dewulf, Belgian tennis star
  • Mar 15 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 17 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 19 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 20 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 Boris Mironov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Edmonton), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 21 Chris Ball, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • Mar 22 Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Mar 22 John Farquhar, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 22 Shawn Bradley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams)
  • Mar 23 Jonas Bjorkman, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (Davis Cup 1994)
  • Mar 23 Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
  • Mar 24 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • Mar 25 Howard Battle, Biloxi MS, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 26 Naoko Kijimuta, Japanese tennis star (1996 Jakarta), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 26 Steve Anderson, CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 27 Kirby Dar Dar, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Morgan City, Louisiana
  • Mar 27 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Mar 28 Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • Mar 28 Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 28 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 28 Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 29 Alex Ochoa, American football outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 29 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • Mar 29 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • Mar 29 Trevor Kidd, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba
  • Mar 29 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • Mar 30 Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Apr 1 Mike McCoy, American football coach (San Diego Chargers) and player, born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 2 Graham Hood, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Apr 3 Sandrine Testud, French tennis star (1993 Strasbourg), born in Lyon, France

About 1972

How Old? 46 or 47 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)