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Birthdays in Sport in July 1973

  • Jul 3 Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 3 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 4 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • Jul 4 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 4 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 4 Jan Magnussen, Danish racing driver, born in Roskilde, Denmark
  • Jul 5 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 5 Michal Sýkora, Czech NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • Jul 5 Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jul 5 René Spies, German bobsledder, born in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
  • Jul 7 Matt Mantei, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 7 Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2011)
  • Jul 9 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jul 9 Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • Jul 11 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 11 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete

  • Jul 12 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 13 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 14 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jul 14 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • Jul 16 Shaun Pollock, South African cricket all-rounder, captain (108 Tests, 3,781 runs @ 32.21, 421 wickets; 303 ODIs) and broadcaster (SuperSport), born in Port Elizabeth, RSA
  • Jul 16 Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist, born in Varese, Italy
  • Jul 17 Horacio Llamas, Mexican NBA center (Phoenix Suns), born in Rosario, Mexico
  • Jul 20 Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jul 20 Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
  • Jul 21 Stephen Clarke, Canadian swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Jul 22 Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
  • Jul 23 Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 23 Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 23 Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 25 Kevin Phillips, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jul 26 Jean-François Bergeron, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • Jul 26 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 27 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Jul 28 Nixon A. McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
  • Jul 30 Andrea Gaudenzi, Italian tennis player (1990 French Open junior), born in Faenza, Italy
  • Jul 30 Markus Naslund, Swedish NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • Jul 31 Andy MacDonald, American skateboarder (8-time X Games Vert & Vert Doubles champion), born in Melrose, Massachusetts

About July 1973

How Old? 47 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)