On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1973 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 700

  • Apr 4 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • Apr 4 Ryan Coughlin, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Renfrew, Ontario
  • Apr 4 Tiffany Woosley, American basketball player (Houston Comets), born in Shelbyville, Tennessee
  • Apr 4 Loris Capirossi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
  • Apr 4 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships), born in Sydney
  • Apr 5 Spencer Folau, Tongan, American football offensive lineman (Baltimore Ravens), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • Apr 5 Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 6 Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 6 Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 6 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • Apr 7 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • Apr 8 Alex Gonzalez, American infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 8 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, New Zealand 50m/100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer, born in Kairouan, Tunisia
  • Apr 10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian soccer left back (Brazil 125 caps, Real Madrid), born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 11 Blake Brockermeyer, American football tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Apr 11 Reggie Tongue, American football safety (KC Chiefs), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 12 Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Apr 13 Aaron Hayden, American NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 14 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer, born in Parana, Argentina
  • Apr 17 Brett Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Apr 17 Gene Makowsky, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Apr 17 Jeff Lewis, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 17 Kenneth Carlsen, Danish tennis star, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Apr 17 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Apr 17 Theo Ratliff, American NBA forward and center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Demopolis, Alabama
  • Apr 17 Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Apr 18 Derrick Brooks, American NFL linebacker (11×Pro Bowl 1997–2006, 08; Super Bowl 2002; Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Apr 18 Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia
  • Apr 18 James "Jamie" Koven, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Itula Mili, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • Apr 20 Lamond Murray, American basketball forward (LA Clippers), born in Pasadena, California
  • Apr 20 Todd Hollandsworth, American baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Apr 21 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 22 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 22 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)

  • Apr 22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • Apr 22 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • Apr 23 Derek Armstrong, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 23 Patrick Poulin, Canadian NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Vanier, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 24 Lee Westwood, English golfer (British Open, US Masters 2010 runner-up), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Apr 24 Eric Snow, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Apr 24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia

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Apr 24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (200 Tests, 15,921 runs @ 53.78, 51 x 100s; highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, India

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  • Apr 25 Alek Stojanov, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 25 Barbara Rittner, German tennis star (1992 Schenectady), born in Krefeld, West Germany
  • Apr 25 Paige Gordon, Canadian diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 26 Chris Perry, English footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Carshalton, England
  • Apr 28 Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Apr 28 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 28 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • Apr 28 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • May 1 Curtis Martin, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Pro Bowl 1995, 96, 98, 2001, 04; First-team All-Pro 2001, 04; NE Patriots, NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 1 Oliver Neuville, German soccer striker (69 caps; Servette, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia M'gladbach), born in Locarno, Switzerland
  • May 3 Dominique Monami, Belgian tennis star, born in Verviers, Liège, Belgium
  • May 4 Edward Hervey, Canadian NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 4 Matthew Barnaby, Canadian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 4 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine football forward, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • May 5 Johan Hedberg, Swedish ice hockey coach and goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • May 5 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 5 Muhsin Muhammad, American football wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • May 6 Clay Williams, OL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 6 Joe Spiteri, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • May 6 Wendy Ward, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2000-01 3rd), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 7 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 7 Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist, born in Clusone, Italy
  • May 8 Wolf Wigo, Abington Penn, water polo driver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 10 Jerome Williams, American NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), born in Washington D.C.
  • May 10 Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
  • May 10 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
  • May 11 Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • May 11 Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 12 Travis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (The Ultimate Fighter 4), born in Chamberlain, Dakota
  • May 14 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • May 14 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • May 15 Suzannah Bianco, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96), born in San Jose, California
  • May 17 Jay Riemersma, tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 18 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • May 18 Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • May 18 Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 18 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver
  • May 19 Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)
  • May 22 Aaron Graham, professional American football player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • May 22 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • May 22 Julian Tavarez, Santiago Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 24 Ville Peltonen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • May 24 Karim Alami, Moroccan tennis star, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • May 24 Dannes Coronel, Ecuadorian soccer defender (27 caps; El Nacional), born in Naranjal, Ecuador (d. 2020)
  • May 25 Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics gold 2006), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • May 25 Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)

  • May 25 Jeff Smith, American football cornerback (Scotland Claymores, KC Chiefs), born in Decatur, Tennessee
  • May 25 Josée Corbeil, Canadian volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
  • May 25 María José Gaidano, Argentine tennis star (1993 Belgium doubles), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 25 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
  • May 28 Pat Peake, NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 28 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • May 29 Malcolm Allen, Australian swimmer (1995 World C'ships gold 4x200m freestyle relay), born in Wauchope, NSW
  • May 29 Alpay Özalan, Turkish soccer centre back, manager, politician (Turkey 90 caps), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • May 30 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 30 Steve Charbonneau, CFL defensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 31 Dominique van Roost, Verviers Belg, tennis star (1995 Futures-GBR)
  • May 31 Marty Janzen, American pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 31 Tyrone Williams, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jun 1 Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke 1996 WR 1:00.60), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • Jun 1 Derek Lowe, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2000, 02; no-hitter 2002; Boston Red Sox), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Jun 2 Jayantha Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test left-arm spinner 1995)
  • Jun 3 Charles Emanuel, American NFL safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Indiantown, Florida
  • Jun 3 Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)
  • Jun 4 Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jun 4 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 4 Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Jun 4 Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 5 Brady Smith, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 5 Sean Moran, American NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Jun 5 Lamon Brewster, American boxer
  • Jun 6 Ashfaq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan pace bowler 1993-)
  • Jun 6 Jamie Wilson, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 6 Jon Hesse, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 6 Olindo Mare, kicker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 7 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)

  • Jun 7 Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 8 Bryant Reeves, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jun 8 Michael Sheldon, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 9 Chris Villarrial, center/guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 9 Grant Marshall, Canadian NHL right wing (Dallas Stars), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Jun 9 Orlondo Steinauer, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 9 Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 10 Brandon Sanders, safety (NY Giants)
  • Jun 10 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 10 Wade Miller, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jun 10 Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • Jun 12 Hanna Riikka Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (2 Olympics bronze 1998, 2018), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Jun 12 Jason Caffey, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jun 12 Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Jun 12 Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Jun 13 Ines Gorrochategui, Cordoba Arg, tennis star (1991 Futures-Brindisi)
  • Jun 13 Kano Hills, tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 13 Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 14 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)
  • Jun 14 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
  • Jun 14 Sami Kapanen, Vantaa Fin, NHL left wing (Whalers, Carolina, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Jun 14 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jun 15 Dean McAmmond, Canadian NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Grand Cache, Alberta
  • Jun 15 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 15 Tore André Flo, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 16 Shannon Myers, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 16 Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer
  • Jun 17 Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Jun 18 Tracy Noonan, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Jun 18 Alexandros Papadimitriou, Greek hammer thrower

  • Jun 19 Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Jun 19 Jahine Arnold, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 19 Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 21 Alyson Annan, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 21 Merlakia Jones, WNBA guard/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Jun 21 Sammie Burroughs, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 21 Frank Vogel, American basketball head coach (LA Lakers 2019, Indiana Pacers 2011-16; Orlando Magic 2016-18), born in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
  • Jun 22 Benjamin Fairbrother, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 22 Cory Alexander, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Jun 23 Mark Larsen, Danish gallop jockey
  • Jun 24 Jere Lehtinen, Espoo Fin, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Jun 24 Michael Cheever, American NFL corner (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Jun 24 Karen Stupples, English golfer (Women's British Open 2004), born in Dover, Kent
  • Jun 25 Milan Hnilicka, Czech hockey goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 25 Rene Corbet, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 25 Whitney Post, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • Jun 25 Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and sports columnist, born in Barton on Sea, England
  • Jun 26 Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Jun 27 Heath Irwin, American football guard (New England Patriots), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Jun 27 Jennifer Brundage, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orange, California
  • Jun 28 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • Jun 28 Brian Maisonneuve, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 28 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete, born in Szeged, Hungary
  • Jun 29 George Hincapie, American road cyclist (Olympics-76th-92, 96), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 30 Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 30 Dodda Ganesh, Indian cricketer and pace bowler (Karnataka & India), born in Bengaluru, India
  • 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 (San Jose 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