On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1976

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 431

  • Jan 1 Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider (Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick gold 2005; first to perform successful backflip), born in Medford, Oregon
  • Jan 2 Danilo Di Luca, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 2007), born in Spoltore, Italy
  • Jan 3 Angelos Basinas, Greek soccer defensive midfielder (100 caps; European C'ship 2004), born in Chalkida, Greece
  • Jan 4 Benoît Joachim, Luxembourg cyclist, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Jan 4 Ted Lilly, American baseball player, born in Torrance, California
  • Jan 5 Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer, born in La Algaba, Spain
  • Jan 6 Richard Zednik, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash), born in Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
  • Jan 7 Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 2003), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 7 Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 8 Brad Snyder, Canadian shot putter (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Jan 8 Carl Pavano, American baseball player, born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Jan 9 Amy Safe, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2005)
  • Jan 9 Radek Bonk, Czech NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech), born in Krnov, Czech Republic
  • Jan 10 Adam Kennedy, American MLB second baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels), born in Riverside, California
  • Jan 11 Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player, born in Trikala, Greece
  • Jan 13 Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)

  • Jan 15 Corey Chavous, American football player, born in Aiken, South Carolina
  • Jan 16 Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver, born in Surgut, RSFSR, Soviet Union
  • Jan 18 Vincent Polvliet, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Jan 19 Sky Christopherson, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jan 19 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver, born in Paraná, Brazil
  • Jan 22 James Dearth, American football player, born in Fort Ord National Monument, California
  • Jan 23 Byron Hanspard, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 23 Phil Boudreault, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Jan 24 Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz, 1994 World Champs-4th), born in Chatham-Kent, Canada
  • Jan 24 Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist, born in Veurne, Belgium
  • Jan 25 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 27 Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 27 Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Jan 27 Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player
  • Jan 28 Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
  • Jan 28 Mark Madsen, American basketball player
  • Jan 31 Traianos Dellas, Greek football player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jan 31 Buddy Rice, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2004, 24 Hours of Daytona 2009), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Feb 1 Mat Rogers, Australian rugby league winger (11 Tests, Cronulla Sharks) and rugby union utility back (45 caps; NSW Waratahs), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 1 Anne Mäkinen, Finnish soccer central midfielder (118 caps; AIK, Stockholm), born in Helsinki, Finland

  • Feb 2 Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 2 James Hickman, British swimmer
  • Feb 3 Dwayne Rudd, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 5 Nancy Feber, Belgian tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Feb 5 John Aloisi, Australian footballer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Feb 5 Brian Moorman, American football player, born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Feb 6 Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 6 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Feb 7 Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 7 Sreto Ristić, German footballer
  • Feb 8 Holly Manthei, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Feb 8 Jim Parque, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Norwalk, California
  • Feb 8 Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Feb 8 Adam Piatt, American baseball player
  • Feb 9 Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 9 Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
  • Feb 10 Lance Berkman, American baseball player, born in Waco, Texas
  • Feb 11 Tony Battie, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 12 Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand
  • Feb 15 Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist, born in Torrelavega, Spain
  • Feb 16 Eric Byrnes, American baseball outfielder and broadcaster (Oakland A's, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Redwood City, California
  • Feb 17 Scott Williamson, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Chanda Rubin, American tennis player (1996 Australian Open doubles), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Feb 18 Jason Podollan, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Vernon, Canada
  • Feb 18 Leilani Munter, American race car driver, born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Feb 20 Rohan Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman (11 ODIs; son of Sunil Gavaskar), born in Kanpur, India
  • Feb 21 Robin Confer, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 21 Ryan Smyth, Canadian NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Banff, Canada
  • Feb 22 Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • Feb 23 Jeff O'Neill, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Feb 23 Scott Elarton, American baseball player, born in Lamar, Colorado
  • Feb 24 Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
  • Feb 24 Zach Johnson, American golfer (Masters 2007, British Open 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 25 Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Feb 26 Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver, born in Athens, Greece
  • Feb 27 Tony Gonzalez, American football tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Torrance, California
  • Feb 28 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 29 Katalin Kovács, Hungarian canoeist (Olympic gold K-2 500m 2004, 2008; K-4 500m 2012; 30 x gold ICF Canoe Sprint World C'ships), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Mar 1 Travis Kvapil, American auto racer (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion 2003), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Mar 4 Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Mar 4 Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
  • Mar 4 Vic Wunderle, American archer
  • Mar 5 Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)
  • Mar 5 Paul Konerko, American baseball player
  • Mar 8 Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
  • Mar 8 Hines Ward, American football player
  • Mar 10 Barbara Schett, Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
  • Mar 14 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 16 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 17 Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • Mar 17 Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player
  • Mar 18 Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
  • Mar 18 Scott Podsednik, American baseball player

  • Mar 18 Michael Spillane, American wrestler, better known as Mike Quackenbush
  • Mar 19 Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • Mar 20 Arno Knapen, Dutch soccer player (Holten, FC Twente)
  • Mar 23 Nolan Baumgartner, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mar 23 Jeremy Newberry, American football player
  • Mar 23 Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 23 Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • Mar 23 Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist, most successful Olympic cyclist ever (7 Olympic medals), born in Edinburgh
  • Mar 24 Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 24 Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
  • Mar 24 Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • Mar 24 Aaron Brooks, American NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestPeyton Manning

Mar 24 Peyton Manning, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2006, 15; 5 x NFL MVP; 14 x Pro Bowl; Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Mar 25 Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Mar 25 Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (2-time world heavyweight champion; Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1996), born in Semey, Kazakhstan
  • Mar 26 Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player and manager, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 27 Danny Fortson, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Djamel Belmadi, Algerian football player and manager (Al-Duhail), born in Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Mar 29 Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 29 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • Mar 30 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 30 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 30 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • Mar 31 Graeme Smith, British swimmer (Olympic bronze 1,500m 1996), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • Apr 1 Clarence Seedorf, Dutch soccer midfielder (87 caps; AC Milan, Ajax, Real Madrid) and manager (AC Milan, Deportivo La Coruña, Cameroon), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Apr 1 David Gilliland, American auto racer and team owner (pole Daytona 500 2007; Meijer 300 2006), born in Riverside, California
  • Apr 1 Hazem El Masri, Australian rugby league winger (Canterbury Bulldogs; NRL career point scoring record 2,418 points, 317 games; 159 tries, 891/1087 goals @ 81.97%), born in Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Apr 2 Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer (US Masters 2007 runner-up, 6 PGA Tour titles, born in Durban, RSA
  • Apr 3 Nicolas Escudé, French tennis player, coach (Davis Cup 2001), born in Chartres, France
  • Apr 3 Keith Closs, American basketball center (LA Clippers), born in Hartford, Connecticut

  • Apr 4 Emerson, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team), born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Apr 4 Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver, born in Seclin, France (d. 1997)
  • Apr 5 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Apr 5 Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 5 Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • Apr 5 Kim Collins, Nevisian athlete (World C'ship gold men's 100m 2003), born in Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Apr 5 Ross Gload, American baseball player
  • Apr 5 Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 5 Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer (British Open 2016), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 6 Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Apr 10 Sara Renner, Canadian cross-country skier, born in Golden, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 12 Brad Miller, American basketball player, born in Kendallville, Indiana
  • Apr 13 Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Apr 14 Baedon Choppy, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Mackay, Australia
  • Apr 14 Jason Wiemer, Canadian NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kimberley, Canada
  • Apr 14 Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player (pitcher), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Apr 15 Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 20 Lenka Němečková, Czech tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 20 Shay Given, Irish footballer, born in Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Apr 21 Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
  • Apr 22 Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
  • Apr 23 Tamas Buday Jr, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Apr 24 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Canadian tennis star (1995 Futures Fla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 24 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland

Person of interestTim Duncan

Apr 25 Tim Duncan, American NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • Apr 25 Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player (Olympic silver 2004), born in Korbach, West Germany
  • Apr 25 Gilberto [Gilberto da Silva Melo], Brazilian soccer midfielder (36 caps; Hertha BSC; Flamengo), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Apr 26 Sarah Tueting, American ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27 Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Apr 29 God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)

  • May 3 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player, born in Potomac, Maryland
  • May 4 Ben Grieve, American baseball player, born in Arlington, Texas
  • May 4 Jason Michaels, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 5 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer, born in Korydallos, Greece
  • May 5 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer (Argentine national team FIFA World Cups), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 6 Lindsay Page, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 7 Nicholas Butcher, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 8 Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • May 10 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • May 11 Lloyd Pierce, American basketball head coach (Atlanta Hawks 2019), born in San Jose, California
  • May 13 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • May 14 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • May 14 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • May 15 Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
  • May 15 Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
  • May 15 Ryan Leaf, American football player
  • May 17 Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 17 Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
  • May 17 Peter Devine, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • May 19 Kevin Garnett, American basketball forward (15-time NBA All Star), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • May 20 Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 20 Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • May 22 Christian Vande Velde, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 23 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • May 24 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • May 25 Tarik Glenn, American football offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 26 Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
  • May 27 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • May 28 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • May 28 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player

  • May 29 Caçapa, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 3 caps, Lyon), born in Lavras, Brazil
  • May 29 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball infielder/outfielder, broadcaster (Baltimore Orioles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 29 Yegor Titov, Russian soccer midfielder, coach (Russia 41 caps), born in Moscow, Russia
  • May 30 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player
  • May 31 Matt Harpring, American basketball player
  • Jun 1 Marlon Devonish, MBE, English athlete (Olympic gold GB 4x100m relay 2004; World Indoor C'ship gold 200m 2003), born in Coventry, England
  • Jun 2 Elly Hutton, Australian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 2 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 2 Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • Jun 3 Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver
  • Jun 6 Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder
  • Jun 7 David Diaz, American light welterweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold 1996), born in Palos Verdes, California
  • Jun 8 Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 10 Freddy García, American baseball player
  • Jun 10 Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 12 Thomas Sørensen, Danish football goalkeeper, born in Fredericia, Denmark
  • Jun 14 Massimo Oddo, Italian football player
  • Jun 16 Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

About 1976

How Old? 44 or 45 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Dragon (Jan 31 - Dec 31)