On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in January 1976

  • 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

About January 1976

How Old? 45 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 30),
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)