On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1973

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 702

  • Jan 2 Chris Woodruff, American tennis player and coach (Indian Wells 1999 semi-finals; coach University of Tennessee), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jan 4 Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jan 4 Ray Mickens, American football cornerback (NY Jets), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jan 4 Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chicago Bears), born in East Setauket, New York
  • Jan 4 Frank Høj, Danish cyclist, born in Denmark
  • Jan 6 Sairaj Bahatule, Indian cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jan 7 Bobby Engram, American football wide receiver (Chicago Bears), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • Jan 7 Brian Milne, American fullback (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 7 Ricky Wood, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Troy, New York
  • Jan 7 Robert Dunn, American team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • Jan 9 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Torrance, California
  • Jan 9 Ronald Hamming, Dutch football player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard), born in Zeegse, Netherlands
  • Jan 10 Glenn Robinson, American NBA forward (Milw, Olympic gold 1996), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 10 Travis Davis, American NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Wilmington, California
  • Jan 11 Dave Dickenson, Canadian football coach and quarterback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Great Falls, Montana

Person of interestRahul Dravid

Jan 11 Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (164 Tests, 13,288 runs @ 52.31, 36 x 100s; 344 ODIs), born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid

  • Jan 13 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jan 14 Lethon Flowers, American NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jan 14 Rod Myers, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in Conroe, Texas
  • Jan 14 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jan 15 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer, born in Damietta Governorate, Egypt
  • Jan 16 Mario Bates, American NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints), born in Victoria, Texas
  • Jan 16 Willie Whitehead, American CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Jan 17 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan 17 Liz Ellis, Australian netball defender and captain (122 caps; World C'ship gold 1995, 99, 2007; C'wealth Games gold 1998, 2002), born in Windsor, Australia
  • Jan 18 Edward Jasper, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Jan 18 Junior Burrough, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jan 18 Regilio Vreede, Dutch football player (Blue White, RKC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jan 19 Chris Stynes, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 19 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • Jan 19 Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 200fre/400fre/4x200m 1992), born in Volzhsky, Russia
  • Jan 20 Eddie Kennison, American football wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jan 20 Jalen Rose, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 21 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 21 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 22 Deon Minor, American 400m runner, born in Paris, Texas

  • Jan 22 George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jan 22 Reggie Barlow, American football wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 22 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer, born in Paraná, Brazil
  • Jan 23 Mark Kolesar, Canadian NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Manitoba, Canada
  • Jan 24 Erik Gervais, Canadian kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Valleyfield, Quebec
  • Jan 25 Anthony Harris, American football linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Jan 25 Marco Battaglia, American football tight end (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • Jan 25 Rodney Young, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • Jan 25 Terrell Wade, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Rembert, South Carolina
  • Jan 25 Scott Milanovich, American football coach & quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 26 Tony Ramirez, American football tackle (Detroit Lions), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Jan 27 Eddie Davis, American CFL cornerback (CFL All-Star 2000, 04, 05, 06; Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 28 Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 28 Jerome Allen, American NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves) and coach, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 28 Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Jan 28 Robert Braknis, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 29 Darnell Stephens, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 29 Jason Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2003, 04, 06; Pittsburgh Pirates, SF Giants), born in Lewiston, Idaho
  • Jan 30 Jalen Rose, American basketball player (Indiana Pacers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 30 Jimmy Oliver, Canadian football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 30 Sharone Wright, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Jan 31 Latario Rachal, American football player (Amsterdam Admirals, San Diego Chargers), born in California
  • Feb 1 Tiia Reima, Finnish ice hockey center (bronze Olympics 1998; World C'ships 1990, 92, 94, 97, 99; 4 x Euro C'ship gold), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Feb 2 Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 2 Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 2 Radka Bobkova, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 2 Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 3 Jim Campbell, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 4 Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer (Olympic gold 1992, 6-weight world champion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Israel Raybon, American football defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Feb 5 Laura Espinoza-Watson, American baseball infielder (Silver Bullets), born in Torrance, California
  • Feb 5 Richard Matvichuk, Canadian NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Feb 6 Fred Miller, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 6 Lulama Masikazana, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Feb 7 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 7 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Feb 7 Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
  • Feb 7 Leanne Schuster, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Feb 7 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 8 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Feb 8 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
  • Feb 8 Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 8 Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 8 Tom King, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 9 Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Feb 11 Tom Tumulty, American linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 12 Brendon Mark Cameron, New Zealand 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • Feb 13 Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Feb 14 George Hegamin, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Michael "Mike" Theodore Lambert IV, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Thomaston, Georgia
  • Feb 14 Steve McNair, American football quarterback (Houston Oilers, Titans), born in Mount Olive, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • Feb 14 Tyus Edney, American basketball player (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings), born in Gardena, California
  • Feb 15 Amy Van Dyken, US 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 16 Cathy Freeman OAM, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m 2000; silver 1996; World C'ship gold 400m 1997, 99), born in Mackay, Australia

  • Feb 16 James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 16 Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 16 Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • Feb 17 Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Feb 17 Drew Barry, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Feb 17 Frank Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 17 Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 18 Claude Makélélé, French footballer, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Feb 19 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Feb 19 Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 21 Brian Rolston, American NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, NJ Devils), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 22 Ntala Skinner, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Feb 22 Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Feb 22 Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer, born in Austevoll, Norway
  • Feb 22 Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
  • Feb 23 Robert Pipkins, American luge racer (Olympics 1994), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 24 Alexei Kovalev, NHL right wing (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 24 Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 24 Kavis Reed, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 24 Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
  • Feb 25 Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 25 Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
  • Feb 25 Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • Feb 26 Jenny Thompson, American 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
  • Feb 26 Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 26 Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian football player & manager, born in Kristiansund, Norway
  • Feb 27 Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Blaenavon, United Kingdom
  • Feb 28 Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

Person of interestEric Lindros

Feb 28 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Feb 28 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)

  • Feb 28 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 28 Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
  • Mar 1 Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 2 Trevor Sinclair, English soccer winger (12 caps; Blackpool, West Ham, QPR, Manchester City), born in Dulwich, England
  • Mar 2 Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball forward (FIBA World Cup 1998 [MVP], 2002, Yugoslavia; EuroLeague Final Four MVP 2002, 03; Panathinaikos, FC Barcelona), born in Klek, Serbia
  • Mar 3 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 3 James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 3 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 3 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 3 Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
  • Mar 4 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 5 Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis star (1995 Futures Australia), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Mar 5 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • Mar 5 Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • Mar 5 Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Mar 6 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Mar 6 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • Mar 6 Terry Adams, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Mar 7 Ray Parlour, English footballer (Arsenal), born in Romford, England
  • Mar 8 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 8 Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
  • Mar 8 Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 David Prinosil, German tennis star (1995 ATP Newport), born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 10 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • Mar 11 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 11 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 11 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

  • Mar 11 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • Mar 12 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 12 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 12 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 12 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • Mar 13 Bobby Jackson, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Mar 13 Dan Wilkinson, American NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Mar 13 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Mar 14 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 16 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Mar 17 Jerome Woods, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 18 Marlon Kerner, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 18 Rob Johnson, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 19 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 20 Nico Boje, cricketer (South African ODI left-arm spinner 1996)
  • Mar 20 Norman Tome, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 21 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 21 Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
  • Mar 22 Joe Nedney, kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 22 Luther Elliss, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 23 Jason Kidd, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, coach (10-time NBA All Star), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 23 Kathy Carboy, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 23 Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
  • Mar 23 Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 23 Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • Mar 23 Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver
  • Mar 24 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 24 David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Mar 24 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 24 Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Olympic gold 1998)

  • Mar 24 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • Mar 25 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • Mar 25 Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 25 Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 25 Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • Mar 26 Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 27 Serge Tremblay, Canadian weightlifter (Olympics 1996), born in La Malbaie, Canada
  • Mar 28 Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
  • Mar 29 Brad Bridgewater, American 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Mar 29 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 29 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Mar 29 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 29 Sebastiano Siviglia, Italian footballer
  • Mar 30 Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American 100m athlete and long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • Mar 30 Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 30 Jan Koller, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslavakia
  • Apr 1 Ferdy Vierklau, Dutch soccer left back (2 caps; FC Utrecht; Ajax), born in Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Apr 1 Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricket batsman and captain (111 Tests; 7,172 @ 40.06; 280 ODIs), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

About 1973

How Old? 47 or 48 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Ox (Feb 3 - Dec 31)