On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1973 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 700

  • 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

  • Aug 1 Ben Johnson, Australian cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman), born in Naracoorte, South Australia
  • Aug 1 Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
  • Aug 1 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Aug 2 George Zidek, Czech NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Zlin, Czechia
  • Aug 2 Karina Habsudova, Slovak tennis player (1995 Futures Czech), born in Bojnice, Slovakia
  • Aug 2 Nancy Drolet, Canadian ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Drummondville, Canada
  • Aug 2 Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1992; 200m freestyle 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Aug 2 Danie Keulder, Namibian cricketer, born in Keetmanshoop, Namibia
  • Aug 2 Brendan Dolan, Irish darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Enniskillen, United Kingdom
  • Aug 3 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Aug 3 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer, born in Amyntaio, Greece
  • Aug 4 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Aug 4 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 4 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 4 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • Aug 5 Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Aug 6 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 6 Max Kellerman, American sportscaster

  • Aug 6 Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • Aug 7 Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Aug 7 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Crawley, United Kingdom
  • Aug 7 Kimmo Rinatnen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Rauma, Finland
  • Aug 7 Danny Graves, American baseball player, born in South Vietnam
  • Aug 8 Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)
  • Aug 9 Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
  • Aug 9 Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Aug 9 Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • Aug 10 Jessica Grieco, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 10 Lisa Raymond, American tennis star (11 Grand Slam double titles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 10 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • Aug 10 Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
  • Aug 11 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Aug 12 Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Aug 12 Todd Marchant, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 12 Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 13 Armon Williams, American football safety & linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), born in Chandler, Arizona
  • Aug 13 Sherman Williams, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Aug 13 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer, born in Oakdale, California (d. 2007)
  • Aug 14 Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m 1992, 96), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Aug 14 Mike Mamula, American NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Lackawanna, New York
  • Aug 14 Nancy Sweetnam, Canadian 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Lindsay, Canada
  • Aug 14 Wayne Chrebet, American NFL wide receiver (NY Jets), born in Garfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 14 Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer, born in Enugu, Nigeria
  • Aug 14 Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer, born in Culiacancito, Mexico
  • Aug 15 Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 16 Damian Jackson, American baseball player
  • Aug 17 A J Wood, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 18 Clarence Benford, American football tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Windsor Forest, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Luke Fickell, American football defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 19 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 19 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • Aug 20 Todd Helton, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Aug 21 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Ismael Valdes, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
  • Aug 23 James Roe, American football wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Aug 23 Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 23 Casey Blake, American baseball player, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Aug 24 Andrew Brunette, Canadian NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Aug 24 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer, born in Barendrecht, Netherlands
  • Aug 26 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 27 Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
  • Aug 27 Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
  • Aug 29 Devin Wyman, American football defensive tackle (New England Patriots), born in East Palo Alto, California
  • Aug 29 Jermane Mayberry, American football offensive lineman (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Floresville, Texas
  • Aug 29 Olivier Jacque, French motorcyclist, born in Villerupt, France
  • Aug 31 Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Aug 31 Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 31 Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • Sep 1 Gillian Boxx, softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fontana, California
  • Sep 1 Zach Thomas, American football player
  • Sep 2 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 2 Jason Blake, American hockey player

  • Sep 3 Brian Thure, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Downey, California
  • Sep 3 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 3 Joanette Kruger, tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 5 Jenny Whittle, Australian basketball center (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Sep 6 Greg Rusedski, Canadian-British tennis star (1995 Seoul), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 6 Carlo Cudicini, Italian football goalkeeper, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 8 Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Sep 8 Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2020)
  • Sep 9 Peter Scott, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Sep 9 Todd McMillon, American football player (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Bellflower, California
  • Sep 9 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player, born in Chiba, Japan
  • Sep 10 Ghada Shouaa, Syrian heptathlete (Syria's 1st Olympic gold 1996), born in Mhardeh, Syria
  • Sep 10 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer, born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Sep 11 Fred Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bruce, Mississippi
  • Sep 12 Darren Campbell, British sprint athlete, born in Moss Side, Manchester, England
  • Sep 12 Martin Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ville St. Pierre, Quebec, Canada
  • Sep 13 Philip Dulebohn, American figure skater (Olynpic Gold 2003), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer (Parma), born in Naples, Italy
  • Sep 13 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in Cotia, Brazil
  • Sep 13 Christine Arron, French track and field sprinter, born in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
  • Sep 14 Terrell Fletcher, American NFL running back (San Diego Chargers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 14 Linvoy Primus, English footballer (Charlton Athletic, Barnet), born in Forest Gate, England
  • Sep 16 Clint Peay, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Sep 16 Alexander Vinokourov, Russian-Kazakhtani road cyclist, born in Petropavl, Kazakh S.S.R.
  • Sep 16 George Corrie, English footballer, born in Workington, England
  • Sep 17 David Reid, light middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 17 Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
  • Sep 18 Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
  • Sep 19 Nick Colgan, Irish football goalkeeper, born in Drogheda, Ireland
  • Sep 19 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian auto racer (CART FedEx Series 2002), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  • Sep 20 Ronald McKinnon, American NFL linebacker, born in Elba, Alabama
  • Sep 21 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 21 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 23 Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 24 Rodrick Rhodes, american NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Eddie George, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1995, Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1997-2000, Houston / Tennessee Oilers / Titans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 25 Tijani Babangida, Nigerian soccer player (Roda JC), born in Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Sep 26 David Richie, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orange, California
  • Sep 26 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Sep 26 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper, born in Volos, Greece
  • Sep 27 Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 27 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Sep 28 Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player
  • Oct 6 Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympic gold 1996)/(NY Liberty)
  • Oct 6 Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
  • Oct 7 Gerald McBurrows, American safety (St Louis Rams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 7 Priest Holmes, American running back (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Oct 7 Dida, Brazilian footballer, born in Bahia, Brazil
  • Oct 8 Donnie Abraham, American cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Oct 8 Toby Haenen, Australian backstroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Tasmania
  • Oct 8 Tracy Bonner, American diver (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Webster, Texas
  • Oct 9 A. J. Ofodile, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 9 Brandon Pollard, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Oct 9 Dexter McCleon, American football cornerback (St Louis Rams), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Oct 9 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer (Real España), born in El Progreso, Honduras
  • Oct 10 Jeff Shantz, Canadian NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 10 John Mobley, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 10 Zach Thornton, American soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; MLS GK of the Year: 1998, 2009), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Oct 11 Steven Pressley, Scottish football player and manager, born in Elgin, Scotland
  • Oct 13 Brian Dawkins, American NFL safety (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 13 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Oct 14 DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Oct 15 Susannah Kate Pryde, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 16 David Unsworth, English professional footballer
  • Oct 17 Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Oct 18 Demetrious Maxie, CFL defensive end (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Oct 18 John Baldwin Jr, figure skater (1996 SW Pacific Sr champ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 18 Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer
  • Oct 19 Robert Tate, wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 19 Shi Ting Wang, Tainan Taiwan, tennis star (1994 Taipei)
  • Oct 20 Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Oct 21 Dan Neil, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Oct 21 Derrick Beatty, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 22 Kathy Butler, Edinburgh Scotld, Canad 3k/5k runner (Olympic-8-92, 96)
  • Oct 22 Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer

Person of interestIchiro Suzuki

Oct 22 Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball right fielder (most career base hits 4,367; AL MVP 2001; MLB All-Star 2001–10; NPB All-Star 1994–2000), born in Kasugai, Japan

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki
Baseball Star
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  • Oct 23 Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Oct 23 Mac Cozier, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Oct 23 Shawn Wooden, free safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 23 Sjoerd Sanders, soccer player (PSV/MVV)
  • Oct 24 Kenny Holmes, American football defensive end (Tennessee Oilers), born in Gifford, Florida
  • Oct 24 Levi Leipheimer, American road racing cyclist, born in Butte, Montana
  • Oct 24 Mike Matthews, American baseball player, born in Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Oct 24 Jackie McNamara, Scottish soccer defender (33 caps; Celtic) and manager (Partick Thistle, Dundee United, York City), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 25 Steve White, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 26 Brian Smith, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Oct 26 Róbert Petrovický, Slovak NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 28 Frank Juric, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)

  • Oct 29 Adam Bacher, South African cricket batsman (19 Tests; 13 ODIs), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oct 29 Robert Pirès, French footballer
  • Oct 30 Ellis Johnson, American NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Wildwood, Florida
  • Oct 30 Edge [Adam Copeland], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • Oct 30 Michael Oakes, English footballer, born in Northwich, England
  • Oct 31 Fiona Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Oct 31 Ross Verba, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Oct 31 Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • Oct 31 David Dellucci, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 2 Jason Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (1,008 NHL games; NJ Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 2 Ben Graham, Australian Football League ruckman and executive (Geelong, Western Bulldogs) and NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals), born in Geelong, Victoria
  • Nov 5 Alexei Yashin, Russian NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators), born in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Nov 5 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Nov 5 Kate Anderson, Australian 1.5k/3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 5 Rupert Grant, American NFL fullback (NE Patriots), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 6 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Nov 7 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Nov 8 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey defenceman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Nov 8 Nicole Teter, American 800m runner, born in Palo Alto, California