Birthdays in Sport in 1975

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 485

  • Jan 1 Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Jan 1 Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Jan 1 Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  • Jan 2 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  • Jan 5 Warrick Dunn, running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jan 6 James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jan 6 Laura Berg, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 7 Rob Waddell, New Zealand single scull rower (Olympics-96) and America's Cup sailor (Team NZ), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • Jan 8 Vitali Yachmenev, NHL right wing (LA Kings), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Jan 9 Justin Huish, Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)
  • Jan 9 Mariano Friedick, Tarzana California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 9 Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jan 10 Jake Delhomme, American football player
  • Jan 11 Brad Badger, guard (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 11 Jacky Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • Jan 11 Rory Fitzpatrick, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 12 Jocelyn Thibault, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 13 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 14 Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • Jan 15 Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)

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Jan 15 Mary Pierce, tennis star (1995 Australian Open), born in Montreal, Quebec

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jan 18 Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 19 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 20 David Eckstein, American baseball player
  • Jan 20 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
  • Jan 21 Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jan 21 Ito, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 21 Nicky Butt, English footballer
  • Jan 21 Casey FitzRandolph, American speed skater
  • Jan 21 Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • Jan 22 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, New Zealand cyclist (Oly-96), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Jan 22 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 23 Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jan 24 Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jan 25 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-4th-96)
  • Jan 25 Tim Montgomery, American athlete
  • Jan 27 Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )
  • Jan 28 Anne Montminy, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 28 Julian Dean, Waihi NZ, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 28 Junior Spivey, American baseball player
  • Jan 29 Hendrik Dreekmann, German tennis star
  • Jan 29 Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap)
  • Jan 30 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 31 Kenard Lang, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 1 Martijn Reuser, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Feb 2 Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 2 Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 2 Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 2 Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
  • Feb 4 Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
  • Feb 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)

  • Feb 5 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Feb 6 Chad Allen, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 6 Leo Insam, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Feb 7 Alexandre Daigle, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Feb 8 Damon Denson, guard (New England Patriots)
  • Feb 9 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • Feb 10 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Feb 10 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese born baseball player
  • Feb 11 Chuck Watanabe, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Feb 11 Jacque Vaughn, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 11 Andy Lally, American race car driver
  • Feb 12 Chris Szarka, CFL full back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 12 Matt Finkes, linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Feb 12 Scot Pollard, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • Feb 12 Seth Payne, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Feb 13 Mark Gerald Keddell, 200m (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 13 Ben Collins, English racing car driver (ASCAR-2003)
  • Feb 15 Robert Fuchs, soccer player (PSV)
  • Feb 16 Casey Barrett, 200m Butterfly (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 16 Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Feb 16 Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
  • Feb 17 Sung-Hee Park, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul)
  • Feb 17 Todd Harvey, Hamilton, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Feb 17 Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, Philadelphia)
  • Feb 18 Scott Tucker, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 18 Gary Neville, English footballer
  • Feb 19 Paul Frey, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 19 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Feb 19 Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
  • Feb 19 Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
  • Feb 20 Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 20 Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
  • Feb 20 Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
  • Feb 21 Scott Miller, Australian swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 22 Charles O'Bannon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • Feb 22 Gregory Maddalone, dance skater (& Demkowski), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Feb 23 Bohdan Utihrach, Czech, tennis star
  • Feb 23 Chris Garner, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Feb 23 Pat Barnes, quarterback (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 25 Hercules Kyvelos, boxer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 26 Cindy Werley, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 26 Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Feb 27 Duce Staley, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 27 Marcus Robinson, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 27 Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
  • Feb 28 Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani ODI 1996)
  • Feb 28 Mike Rucker, American football player
  • Mar 4 Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
  • Mar 4 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
  • Mar 4 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • Mar 4 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Mar 5 Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • Mar 5 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 7 Andrey Savenkov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Mar 7 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 8 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 8 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 9 Adonal Foyle, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 10 Lyne Bessette, Quebec professional cyclist
  • Mar 11 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 11 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 13 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • Mar 15 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 18 Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
  • Mar 18 Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • Mar 18 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • Mar 18 Brian Griese, American football player
  • Mar 19 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 20 Brian Buetsch, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champ)
  • Mar 21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 22 Chris Bayne, safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Jiri Novak, Czechostovakia, tennis star
  • Mar 23 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • Mar 23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (& John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 24 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • Mar 25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Mar 27 B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 27 Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
  • Mar 28 Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
  • Mar 28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 28 Derek Hill, American racing driver
  • Mar 29 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Apr 1 Kristine Quance, 100m breaststroke/200m medley (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 1 Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
  • Apr 1 George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
  • Apr 3 Thomas Hamilton, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 3 Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player
  • Apr 3 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • Apr 4 Kisha Ford, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • Apr 5 Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympics-6th-92, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 5 John Hartson, Welsh footballer
  • Apr 7 Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 7 Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
  • Apr 7 Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
  • Apr 9 Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • Apr 10 Eric Den Besten, Bettendorf Iowa, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Apr 10 Steve Washburn, NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Terry Cousin, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 12 Marcie Alberts, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Apr 13 Bruce Dyer, English footballer
  • Apr 14 Petra Begerow, German tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)
  • Apr 15 Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • Apr 16 Nicky Sualua, NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 17 Trifun Zivanovic, Santa Monica, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)
  • Apr 19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)
  • Apr 19 Temoc Suarez, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Apr 19 Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
  • Apr 21 Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
  • Apr 22 Brian Manning, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 22 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
  • Apr 22 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
  • Apr 22 Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 23 Bret Anderson, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Apr 24 Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
  • Apr 25 Jacque Jones, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 26 Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 27 Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 27 Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 27 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Apr 28 James Thrash, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 28 Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 29 John Macready, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 30 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
  • May 1 Austin Croshere, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • May 1 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
  • May 1 Alexei Smertin, Russian footballer
  • May 2 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 2 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 2 David Beckham, English footballer (Manchester United, England, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid), born in London, England
  • May 7 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • May 8 Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • May 8 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • May 9 Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
  • May 10 Adam Deadmarsh, Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Oly-98)
  • May 10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • May 12 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)

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May 12 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player and the youngest ever All Black, born in Auckland (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • May 13 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • May 14 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics-96)