Sports Stars Born in 1975

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 431

  • Jan 1 Becky Kellar-Duke, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Olympics gold 2002, 06, 10; World C'ship gold 1999, 2000, 01, 04), born in Hagersville, Ontario
  • Jan 1 Fernando Tatís Sr., Dominican baseball third baseman (MLB record 8 RBI in one inning, 1999; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 2 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union flanker and captain (50 caps; captain 2002-03; Canterbury Crusaders), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jan 5 Mike Grier, American NHL player forward, 1996-2011 (Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabre, and 2 other teams),and general manager (San Jose Sharks, 2022-present), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 6 James Farrior, American football linebacker (NY Jets), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Jeremy Linn, American 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Laura Berg, American softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 7 Rob Waddell, New Zealand single scull rower (Olympics 1996) and America's Cup sailor (Team NZ), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • Jan 8 Vitali Yachmenev, American NHL right wing (LA Kings), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Jan 9 Justin Huish, American archer (Olympic gold individual, team 1996), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • Jan 9 Mariano Friedick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tarzana, California
  • Jan 10 Jake Delhomme, American football player, born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Jan 11 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Jan 11 Rory Fitzpatrick, American NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 12 Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 13 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 14 Marcel Koning, Dutch football player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 15 Greg Loveridge, New Zealand cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Mary Pierce

Jan 15 Mary Pierce, French tennis player (Australian Open 1995, French Open 2000), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Jan 18 Derek Smith, American football linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in American Fork, Utah
  • Jan 19 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 20 David Eckstein, American baseball player, born in Sanford, Florida
  • Jan 20 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina
  • Jan 21 Casey FitzRandolph, American speed skater
  • Jan 21 Ito, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 21 Nicky Butt, English footballer
  • Jan 21 Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jan 21 Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • Jan 22 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 22 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Jan 23 Kevin Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jan 23 Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter, born in Huntington Beach, California
  • Jan 24 Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer, born in Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
  • Jan 25 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Jan 25 Tim Montgomery, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 2000; BALCO scandal), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • Jan 27 Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )
  • Jan 27 Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican boxer (WBO mini flyweight title 2003-07; WBO, Ring magazine, lineal light flyweight title 2007-10), born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Jan 28 Anne Montminy, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 28 Julian Dean, Waihi NZ, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 28 Junior Spivey, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma, City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 30 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer, born in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Jan 31 Kenard Lang, American football defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Feb 2 Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 2 Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 2 Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
  • Feb 4 Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
  • Feb 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 5 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Feb 6 Chad Allen, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 7 Alexandre Daigle, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 8 Damon Denson, American guard (New England Patriots), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania,
  • Feb 9 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • Feb 10 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Feb 10 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Andrew "Andy" Lally, American sports car & stock car racing driver, born in Northport, New York
  • Feb 11 Jacque Vaughn, American basketball guard (Utah Jazz) and coach (Orlando Magic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Chris Szarka, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 12 Matt Finkes, NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Piqua, Ohio
  • Feb 12 Scot Pollard, NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Murray, Utah
  • Feb 12 Seth Payne, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Clifton Springs, New York
  • Feb 13 Ben Collins, English auto racer (ASCAR Racing Series 2003) and stunt driver (former Top Gear 'Stig'), born in Bristol, England
  • Feb 13 Mark Gerald Keddell, New Zealand 200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 15 Robert Fuchs, Dutch footballer (PSV, DESK Kaatsheuvel), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 16 Casey Barrett, 200m Butterfly (Olympics 1996), 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, Korean tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul), born in Pusan, Korea
  • Feb 17 Todd Harvey, Canadian NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Feb 17 Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Philadelphia)
  • Feb 18 Gary Neville, English footballer, born in Bury, United Kingdom
  • Feb 18 Scott Tucker, American 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 19 Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
  • Feb 19 Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
  • Feb 19 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname-Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 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 (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 22 Charles O'Bannon, American NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), born in Bellflower, California
  • Feb 22 Gregory Maddalone, American dance skater (with partner Demkowski), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Feb 23 Bohdan Ulihrach, Czech tennis player, born in Kolín, Czech Republic
  • Feb 23 Chris Garner, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 23 Pat Barnes, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Feb 25 Hercules Kyvelos, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 26 Cindy Werley, American field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 26 Mike Wilson, Canadian NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Brampton, Canada
  • Feb 27 Duce Staley, American football running back (Super Bowl 2005, Pittsburgh Steelers) and coach (Detroit Lions ass HC Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in West Columbia, South Carolina
  • Feb 27 Marcus Robinson, American football wide receiver (Chicago Bears), born in Fort Valley, Georgia
  • Feb 27 Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete, born in Larissa, Greece
  • Feb 28 Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (21 Tests, 900 runs @ 30.00, 3 x 100s, 39 wickets), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Feb 28 Mike Rucker, American football player
  • Mar 2 Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby union centre (19 caps; Canterbury Crusaders) and coach (NSW Waratahs), born in Lumsden, New Zealand
  • Mar 4 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • Mar 4 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
  • Mar 5 Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • Mar 5 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 7 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 8 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 9 Adonal Foyle, Vincentian-American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Wijchen, Netherlands
  • Mar 10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 11 Shawn Springs, American NFL cornerback, 1999-2008 (Seattle Seahawks and 2 other teams), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Mar 13 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Stephen Harper, English footballer player and coach (Newcastle), born in Seaham, England
  • Mar 15 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 15 Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • Mar 18 Brian Griese, American football player
  • Mar 18 Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
  • Mar 18 Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Mar 18 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • Mar 19 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 21 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player (World C'ship 2000, 03, 18; Triple Crown 2002-03), born in Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
  • Mar 21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 22 Jiri Novak, Czech tennis player, born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • Mar 23 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • Mar 24 Debbie Keller, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • Mar 24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (with partner John Lee), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Mar 24 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player (Australian Open 2002), born in Linköping, Sweden
  • Mar 25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Mar 27 B. J. Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter, born in Belgium
  • Mar 28 Atta-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (quickie, debut v England, 1992 at age 17), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mar 28 Derek Hill, American racing driver, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 1 Kristine Quance, American swimmer (Olympics gold 4×100m medley relay 1996), born in Northridge, California
  • Apr 1 Magdalena Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player (10 x WTA titles; World #4 1996), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Apr 2 Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, German rower (Olympic gold quad sculls 1996, single sculls 2004), born in Waren, Germany
  • Apr 3 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher, born in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
  • Apr 3 Thomas Hamilton, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 3 Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Japan
  • Apr 4 Kisha Ford, American WNBA guard and forward (NY Liberty), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 4 Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier, born in Dals Rostock, Sweden
  • Apr 5 John Hartson, Welsh footballer
  • Apr 5 Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 7 Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 7 Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
  • Apr 7 Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
  • Apr 9 Robbie Fowler, English soccer striker (26 caps; Liverpool FC 236 games), born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • Apr 10 Steve Washburn, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Terry Cousin, American football cornerback (Chicago Bears), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 12 Marcie Alberts, American basketball player (Cleveland Rockers), born in Wooster, Ohio
  • Apr 13 Bruce Dyer, English footballer, born in Ilford, England
  • Apr 14 Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist (longest UFC title streak at 2,547 days), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 14 Petra Begerow, German tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head), born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany
  • Apr 15 Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • Apr 16 Nicky Sualua, American NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Apr 17 Trifun Živanović, American-Serbian figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricket fast bowler (first Aboriginal male to play Test cricket for Australia; 71 Tests, 259 wickets, BB 7/39, HS 201no; South Australia CA, Yorkshire CCC, Sussex CCC), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 19 Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer (Finland national team) and coach, born in Mikkeli, Finland
  • Apr 19 Temoc Suarez, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Apr 21 Danyon Loader, New Zealand 200m and 400m swimmer (2 Olympic gold medals 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Apr 22 Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 22 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
  • Apr 22 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
  • Apr 24 Justin Boocock, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Australia
  • Apr 24 Michael Stewart, American basketball NBA center (Sacramento Kings), born in Cucq-Trepied-Stella-Plage, France
  • Apr 25 Jacque Jones, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 27 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Apr 27 Michael Booker, American football cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 28 James Thrash, American football wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 29 John Macready, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan MLB player, born in Cumaná, Venezuela
  • Apr 30 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver and 1 of 31 drivers to have a victory in NASCAR's three top racing series, born in Emporia, Virginia
  • May 1 Alexei Smertin, Russian soccer midfielder/executive (55 caps; Zarya Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Bordeaux), born in Barnaul, Russia
  • May 1 Austin Croshere, American basketball forward (Indiana Pacers) and broadcaster (Fox Sports Indiana Pacers analyst), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 1 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), born in Yaounde, Cameroon (d. 2003)

David Beckham

May 2 David Beckham, English soccer midfielder (115 caps [58 as captain]; Man Utd, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris SG, LA Galaxy) and owner (Inter Miami CF, Salford City), born in London, England

  • May 2 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 2 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 7 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • May 8 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • May 8 Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • May 9 Brian Deegan, American freestyle motocross cyclist, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • May 10 Adam Deadmarsh, Canadian-American NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics 1998), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • May 10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver

Jonah Lomu

May 12 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2015)

  • May 12 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • May 14 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 14 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer

Ray Lewis

May 15 Ray Lewis, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (13 × Pro Bowl; Super Bowl MVP 2000; Baltimore Ravens), born in Bartow, Florida

  • May 18 John Higgins, Scottish snooker player (4-time world champion), born in Wishaw, Scotland
  • May 19 London Fletcher, American football player
  • May 19 Pretinha, Brazilian footballer
  • May 20 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
  • May 20 Mark Zupan, American quadriplegic rugby player
  • May 22 Jaane Niinimaa, Finnish NHL defenseman (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Flyers), born in Raahe, Finland
  • May 22 Salvador Ballesta, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid, Valencia), born in Zaragoza, Spain
  • May 23 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • May 24 Katie King-Crowley, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Salem, New Hampshire
  • May 24 Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater (Olympic gold 1998, 2002), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
  • May 24 Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer (Greece national team), born in Ampelonas, Greece
  • May 25 Adam Saathoff, American running target (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • May 26 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • May 26 Travis Lee, baseball 1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • May 27 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • May 28 Mike Fisher, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Naperville, Illinois

About 1975

How Old? 46 or 47 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 23, 1974 - Feb 10, 1975),
Rabbit (Feb 11, 1975 - Jan 30, 1976)