Birthdays in Sport in 1972

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 942

  • Jan 1 Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • Jan 1 Ivan Droppa, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Jan 1 Lilian Thuram, French footballer
  • Jan 2 Jeff Jackson, US 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 5 Joseph Patton, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 6 Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 6 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 7 Aaron John Mcintosh, sailboard sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 7 Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
  • Jan 7 Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Jan 8 Brandie Burton, LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 8 Devlin Murphy, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 9 Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jan 9 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Jan 9 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider and businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 10 Thomas Lewis, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 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, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 13 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 13 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 13 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
  • Jan 14 Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • Jan 14 Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 14 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist
  • 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 Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
  • 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, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 18 Mike Lieberthal, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 18 Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 18 Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 18 Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
  • Jan 19 Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Jan 20 Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 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, Oly-98)
  • Jan 22 Steve Scifres, guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 22 Toddrick McIntosh, NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jan 22 Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (d. 1999)
  • Jan 23 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • Jan 23 Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)

  • Jan 23 Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 23 Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jan 23 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
  • Jan 24 Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 24 Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 24 Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 24 Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), 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, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 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 Burt Thornton, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jan 30 Chris Simon, Wawa, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jan 30 Jill McGill, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 31 Ben Cavil, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 31 Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)
  • Jan 31 Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 31 Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Feb 1 Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Feb 1 Richard Becker, Aurora IL, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Feb 1 Carlton Bruner, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96), 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, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • Feb 5 Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Feb 6 David Binn, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 6 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 6 Shawn Respert, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors)
  • 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, cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996)
  • Feb 10 Nancy Christian, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Feb 10 Sara Simmons, Belmont Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 10 Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 11 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag)
  • Feb 11 Steve Mcmanaman, English footballer
  • Feb 11 Kelly Slater, American surfer
  • Feb 12 Dulip Samaraweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-)
  • Feb 13 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 13 Juha Ylonen, Helsinki FIN, NHL forward (Oly-Bronze-1998, Phoenix)
  • Feb 14 Bruno Heppell, CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Feb 14 Drew Bledsoe, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Feb 14 Raymond Beerens, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 15 Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Oly-G-1998)
  • Feb 15 Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 16 Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 17 Lloy Ball, American volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Ft Wayne Indiana
  • Feb 17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 17 Stephen Robinson, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Feb 17 Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 17 Vladimir Vujtek, NHL forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 17 William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Feb 18 Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • Feb 18 Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 19 Andrey Pchelyakov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Feb 21 Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

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Feb 22 Michael Chang, American tennis star (1989 French Open), 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)
  • Feb 23 Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 23 Ryan Grigson, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 23 Steve Papin, WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores)
  • Feb 24 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Oly-96)
  • 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, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Feb 26 Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 28 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympics-4th-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 28 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Feb 29 Chris Devine, diver (Olympics-96), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 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 Oly-Gold-98), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 3 Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • Mar 4 Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Lexington, South Carolina
  • Mar 4 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics-96)
  • 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)

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Mar 6 Shaquille O'Neal, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96), 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-96)
  • Mar 8 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Oly-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 8 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 8 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 8 Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 10 Jack Kellogg, WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 10 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • Mar 11 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Mar 11 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • Mar 13 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • Mar 13 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 13 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Trent Dilfer, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 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-96)
  • Mar 14 Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 15 David Rhodes, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 15 Filip Dewulf, Belgian tennis star
  • Mar 15 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 17 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 19 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 20 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 (Olympics-silver-1998)
  • Mar 21 Boris Mironov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Oly-S-98, Edmonton), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 21 Chris Ball, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • Mar 21 Frank West, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mar 21 John Leach, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 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 Mikhail Sloutsky, WLAF LB (Scotland Claymores)