Birthdays in Sport in 1975

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 484

  • Jan 1 Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 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 6 James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jan 6 Laura Berg, 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, NHL right wing (LA Kings), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Jan 9 Justin Huish, Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jan 9 Mariano Friedick, Tarzana California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 9 Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jan 10 Jake Delhomme, American football player
  • Jan 11 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 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 1996)
  • Jan 14 Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • Jan 15 Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)

Person of interestMary Pierce

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 1996)
  • 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 (Olympics 1996), 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 (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Jan 25 Tim Montgomery, US athlete, born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 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 1996)
  • 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 (Olympic bronze 1996), 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, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 8 Damon Denson, guard (New England Patriots)
  • Feb 9 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • Feb 10 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 10 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Feb 11 Chuck Watanabe, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 11 Jacque Vaughn, NBA guard (Utah Jazz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Andrew "Andy" Lally, US sports car and stock car racing driver, born in Northport, New York
  • 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 Mark Gerald Keddell, New Zealand 200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 13 Ben Collins, English racing car driver and former Top Gear Stig (ASCAR-2003), born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 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, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul)
  • Feb 17 Todd Harvey, Hamilton, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Feb 17 Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Philadelphia)
  • Feb 18 Scott Tucker, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), 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 (Olympic silver 1996), 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 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, field hockey forward/midfielder (Olympics 1996), 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 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, Vincentian-American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Wijchen, Netherlands
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 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 Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Mar 18 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • Mar 18 Brian Griese, American football player
  • Mar 19 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 21 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player
  • 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 1996)
  • 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), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998), born in Dunkirk, France
  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter, born in Belgium
  • 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 1996)
  • Apr 1 Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
  • Apr 1 George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
  • 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 3 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher, born in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
  • Apr 4 Kisha Ford, American WNBA guard and forward (NY Liberty), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 5 Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympic 6th 1992, 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, American rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 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
  • 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 (Olympic gold 1996), 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, 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, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), 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), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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 (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 30 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
  • May 1 Austin Croshere, American basketball forward (Fox Sports Indiana Pacers analyst), born Los Angeles, California
  • May 1 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (collapsed during international match, died), born in Yaounde, Cameroon (d. 2003)
  • May 1 Alexei Smertin, Russian soccer midfielder/executive (Russia 55 caps), born in Barnaul, Russia
  • 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 2 David Beckham, English footballer (Manchester United, England, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid), born in London, England
  • May 7 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics 1996), 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, Olympics 1998)
  • May 10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • May 12 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestJonah Lomu

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 1996)
  • May 14 Nicki Sørensen, Danish road cyclist
  • May 14 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer

Person of interestRay Lewis

May 15 Ray Lewis, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Bartow, Florida

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis