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Birthdays in Sport in December 1976

  • Dec 1 Tomasz Adamek, Polish boxer (WBC light heavyweight title 2005-07; IBF, Ring magazine and lineal cruiserweight title 2008-09), born in Żywiec, Poland
  • Dec 3 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union halfback (57 caps; Highlanders, Chiefs, Toulouse), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Dec 3 Mark Boucher, South African cricket wicketkeeper (147 Tests, record 555 dismissals; 295 ODIs), born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Dec 4 Kristina Groves, Canadian speed skater (Olympic silver 1,500m, team pursuit 2006, silver 1500m bronze 3000m 2010), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 4 Betty Lennox, American basketball guard (WNBA champion, WNBA Finals MVP 2004, Seattle Storm), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Dec 5 Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer, born in Toulouse, France
  • Dec 7 Alan Faneca, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 7 Brent Johnson, Canadian football player (BC Lions), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Dec 7 Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player (Edmonton Oilers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 8 Reed Johnson, American baseball player, born in Riverside, California
  • Dec 9 Chris Booker, American baseball player, born in West Virginia
  • Dec 11 Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Dec 12 Lloyd Owusu, English-Ghanaian football player, born in Slough, England
  • Dec 13 Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer, born in Białystok, Poland
  • Dec 13 Søren Friis, Danish footballer (AC Horsens)
  • Dec 13 Josh Fogg, American baseball player, born in Lynn, Massachusetts

  • Dec 14 André Couto, Portuguese racing driver, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dec 14 Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer (Athletic Bilbao), born in Calahorra, Spain
  • Dec 15 Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
  • Dec 15 Aaron Miles, American baseball player
  • Dec 17 Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer
  • Dec 17 Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer
  • Dec 17 Takeo Spikes, American football player
  • Dec 17 Andrew Simpson, Chertsey, Surrey, sailor (Olympic gold 2008), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 20 Aubrey Huff, American baseball player, born in Marion, Ohio
  • Dec 21 Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower, born in Durrës, Albania
  • Dec 22 Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete, born in Rumst, Belgium
  • Dec 22 Jason Lane, American baseball player, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Dec 23 Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Dec 23 Brad Lidge, American baseball player, born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 25 Scott Vermillion, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Dec 27 Fernando Pisani, Canadian/Italian ice hockey player
  • Dec 30 A.J. Pierzynski, American baseball player

About December 1976

How Old? 44 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)