On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1976 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 431

  • Jun 17 Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser, born in Bonheiden, Belgium
  • Jun 19 Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 19 Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • Jun 20 Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • Jun 20 Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
  • Jun 20 Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 21 Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • Jun 21 Nigel Lappin, Australian Rules Football defender (Brisbane Lions premiers 2001-03), born in Corowa, New South Wales
  • Jun 23 Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Jun 23 Wade Barrett, American soccer player
  • Jun 23 Brandon Stokley, American football player
  • Jun 23 Patrick Vieira, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Tyce Routson, Bellevue Wash, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 25 José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer, born in Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • Jun 26 Ed Jovanoski, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Jun 26 Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996), born in Plumtree, Matabeleland

  • Jun 26 Chad Pennington, American football player (New York Jets), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 27 Johnny Estrada, American baseball player, born in Hayward, California
  • Jun 28 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player, born in Hyōgo, Japan
  • Jun 28 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder (Olympic gold 2006,10), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jul 1 Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Hannu Tihinen, Finnish soccer defender (Finland 76 caps), born in Keminmaa, Finland
  • Jul 1 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Poznań, Poland
  • Jul 2 Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
  • Jul 2 Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player
  • Jul 3 Henry Olonga, cricketer (1st black Zimbabwe Test cricketer v Pak 1995)
  • Jul 3 Robert Brian (Bobby) Skinstad, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, youngest ever Springbok rugby captain
  • Jul 4 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Saitama, Japan (d. 2003)
  • Jul 5 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer, born in Amarante, Portugal
  • Jul 6 Nikki Mott, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 7 Dominic Foley, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • Jul 8 Michael Renfurm, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jul 8 Staci Wilson, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Jul 8 Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
  • Jul 10 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer

  • Jul 10 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 11 Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
  • Jul 13 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 14 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • Jul 15 Rebecca Snyder, air pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Jul 16 Anna Smashnova, Russian tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER), born in Minsk, Russia
  • Jul 16 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • Jul 16 Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer and coach, born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • Jul 19 Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 20 Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
  • Jul 20 Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
  • Jul 23 Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
  • Jul 24 Anita Nall, American breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 24 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • Jul 24 Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • Jul 25 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 27 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
  • Jul 27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2005)
  • Jul 27 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), born in Hoensbroek, Limburg (d. 2019)
  • Jul 30 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), born in Baja California, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • Jul 31 Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jul 31 Marty Booker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2002, Chicago Bears), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana
  • Aug 1 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Eryn Bulmer, Canadian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Aug 1 Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian soccer player (Ajax), born in Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
  • Aug 1 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager (Galatasaray), born in Karataş, Turkey
  • Aug 1 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer, born in Horsens, Denmark
  • Aug 1 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player, born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 2 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete, born in Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
  • Aug 3 Troy Glaus, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Tarzana, Los Angeles
  • Aug 4 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • Aug 5 Marians Pahars, Latvian footballer, born in Chornobai, Ukraine
  • Aug 7 Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • Aug 7 Shane Lechler, American football player, born in East Bernard, Texas
  • Aug 8 Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
  • Aug 8 Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
  • Aug 10 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • Aug 11 Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers), born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 12 Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 12 Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
  • Aug 12 Pedro Collins, West Indian cricket fast bowler (29 Tests, 106 wickets; 30 ODIs, 39 wickets; Barbados, Middlesex), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • Aug 15 Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 16 Jonatan Johansson, Finnish soccer striker, manager (106 caps; Rangers, Charlton), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 18 Tom Malchow, American 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 20 Chris Drury, American ice hockey player (NY Rangers), born in Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Aug 21 Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player, born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Aug 22 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Aug 23 Kate Sobrero, American soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Aug 24 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Aug 25 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 25 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aug 26 Carey Tally, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Aug 27 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
  • Aug 28 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Aug 29 Chris Renaud, Canadian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Fredericton, Canada
  • Aug 29 Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Aug 29 Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Aug 29 Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player, born in Paramount, California
  • Aug 29 Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player, born in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Aug 30 Mike Koplove, American baseball player (Team USA 2008), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 31 Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer (World Cup 2002), born in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil
  • Sep 1 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
  • Sep 1 Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 1 Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
  • Sep 1 Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
  • Sep 3 Jevon Kearse 'The Freak', American football player, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Sep 4 Helen Denman, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 5 Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast (1992 Olympic Champion), born in Odessa, Soviet Union
  • Sep 6 Danny Blankers, Dutch soccer player (PSV/Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Sep 6 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Nara, Japan
  • Sep 8 Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • Sep 8 Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Sep 8 Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Sep 9 Mattias Ohlund, Swedish ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • Sep 9 Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Sep 10 Greg Henderson, New Zealand track cyclist (World C'ship gold scratch race 2004), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Sep 11 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler, born in Athens, Greece
  • Sep 11 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Sep 12 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • Sep 13 Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer, born in Athen, Greece
  • Sep 13 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (55 Tests; 197 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Sep 13 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada

  • Sep 14 Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player, born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Sep 15 Matt Thornton, American baseball pitcher (all-time AL leader in holds; MLB All-Star 2010; CWS), born in Three Rivers, Michigan
  • Sep 17 Jonathan Nichols, dance skater (with partner Tami Tyler), born in Wilmington, Delaware

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Sep 18 Ronaldo [Luís Nazário de Lima], Brazilian retired soccer player, popularly described as "O Fenômeno" (The Phenomenon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Sep 21 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • Sep 21 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • Sep 24 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player and politician, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Sep 25 Chauncey Billups, American NBA guard, played for 17 seasons for 7 teams (5x All-Star; Finals MVP, 2004 - Detroit), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 26 Michael Ballack, German footballer, born in Görlitz, Germany
  • Sep 27 Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
  • Sep 27 Jason Phillips, American baseball player
  • Sep 29 Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player
  • Sep 29 Darren Byfield, English football player
  • Sep 29 Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
  • Oct 3 Kirsi Haenninen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman and pesäpallo player (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Joensuu, Finland
  • Oct 4 Mauro Camoranesi, Italian soccer winger and manager (55 caps; Juventus), born in Tandil, Argentina
  • Oct 5 J. J. Yeley, American race car driver, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 7 Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Oct 7 Gilberto Silva, Brazilian soccer defender (93 caps; Arsenal, Panathinaikos), born in Lagoa da Prata, Minas Gerais
  • Oct 7 Charles Woodson, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Heisman Trophy 1997, U of Michigan; 9 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers), born in Fremont, Ohio
  • Oct 7 Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Avià, Spain
  • Oct 8 Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player, born in Oviedo, Spain
  • Oct 10 Shane Doan, Canadian NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Halkirk, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 10 Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Oct 10 Pat Burrell, American baseball player, born in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • Oct 13 Ed Ellis, American football tackle (New England Patriots), born in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Oct 14 Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
  • Oct 14 Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 17 Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 19 Michael Young, baseball player

  • Oct 20 Reidel Anthony, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Oct 21 Lavinia Miloşovici, Romanian gymnast
  • Oct 22 Brad Stevens, American basketball head coach (Boston Celtics 2013-19; NBA All-Star Game 2017), born in Zionsville, Indiana
  • Oct 24 Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 24 Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer, born in Momchilgrad, Bulgaria
  • Oct 25 Steve Jones, Northern Irish footballer, born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 26 Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish NHL hockey player (San Jose Sharks), born in Turku, Finland
  • Oct 30 Maurice Taylor, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 30 Stern John, Trinidadian footballer (Columbus Crew), born in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oct 31 Guti [José María Gutiérrez Hernández], Spanish footballer, born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • Nov 3 Guillermo Franco, Mexican soccer striker (25 caps; Villarreal), born in Corrientes, Argentina
  • Nov 4 Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 4 Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
  • Nov 6 Laurie Baker, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympic-gold-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Nov 6 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger, born in Fremont, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis star (140 MPH serve), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 7 Zahir Raheem, bantamweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 8 Brett Lee, Australian cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • Nov 10 Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 10 Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer (Sheffield Wednesday), born in Vushtrri, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Nov 11 Jason Grilli, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Nov 12 Scott Mark Cameron, NZ 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Nov 12 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • Nov 13 Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
  • Nov 15 Jessica Amey, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 16 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer, born in Kemi, Finland
  • Nov 18 Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Petr Sykora, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils)
  • Nov 19 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)
  • Nov 19 Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player

  • Nov 20 Dominique Dawes, American gymnast (Olympics-gold/brz-92, 96), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Nov 20 Elisa Blair, Australian rower (1997 World Champion)
  • Nov 20 Theodoros Velkos, Greek badminton player, born in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Saleem Elahi, cricketer (bro of Manzoor Pak, Test opener v Aust 1995)
  • Nov 21 Martin Meichelbeck, German footballer
  • Nov 21 Daniel Whiston, British ice skater
  • Nov 22 Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • Nov 22 Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 22 Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • Nov 24 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympic bronze 94)
  • Nov 25 Donovan McNabb, American football player
  • Nov 25 Clint Mathis, American soccer forward (46 caps; Los Angeles Galaxy; MetroStars; Hannover 96), born in Conyers, Georgia
  • Nov 26 Brian Schneider, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 27 Chad Kilger, Cornwall, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Nov 27 Saqlain Mushtaq, cricketer (Pakistan Test off-spinner 1995)
  • Nov 29 Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player, born in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 30 Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • 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