Birthdays in Sport in 1978

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 389

  • Jan 1 Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jan 3 Mike York, American ice hockey player
  • Jan 4 Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
  • Jan 5 Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver
  • Jan 6 Steve Hartsell, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 6 Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player
  • Jan 7 Kevin Mench, American baseball player
  • Jan 9 Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer
  • Jan 9 Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 9 Chad Johnson, American football player
  • Jan 11 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jan 11 Emile Heskey, English footballer
  • Jan 12 Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
  • Jan 12 Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
  • Jan 14 Shawn Crawford, American sprinter
  • Jan 15 Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 16 Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
  • Jan 18 Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
  • Jan 20 Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete
  • Jan 20 Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
  • Jan 21 Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • Jan 21 Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Jan 22 Chone Figgins, American baseball player
  • Jan 25 Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist
  • Jan 25 Jason Roberts, English-born footballer
  • Jan 25 Derrick Turnbow, Major League Baseball Player
  • Jan 26 Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
  • Jan 26 Corina Morariu, American tennis player
  • Jan 27 Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
  • Jan 28 Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
  • Jan 28 Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
  • Jan 28 Jamie Carragher, English footballer
  • Jan 29 Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper
  • Jan 29 Rob Bironas, American football player
  • Jan 30 Lnd Girchoukevitch, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Jan 30 John Patterson, American baseball player
  • Jan 31 Fabián Caballero, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 2 Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
  • Feb 2 Barry Ferguson, Scottish football player
  • Feb 5 Brian Russell, American football player
  • Feb 7 Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian footballer
  • Feb 7 Endy Chávez, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Christa Williams, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 9 Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • Feb 12 Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Feb 14 Laurie Schwoy, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 14 Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
  • Feb 14 Darius Songaila, basketball player
  • Feb 16 Caroline Hunt, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 16 Tia Hellebaut, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 16 Wasim Jaffer, Indian Cricketer

  • Feb 18 Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
  • Feb 19 Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • Feb 20 Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 23 Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Feb 26 Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer
  • Feb 26 Marc Hynes, British racing driver
  • Feb 27 James Beattie, English footballer, born in Lancaster, England
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
  • Feb 28 Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
  • Feb 28 Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
  • Mar 2 Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 3 Matt Diaz, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
  • Mar 4 Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler
  • Mar 4 Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 5 Mike Hessman, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Sage Rosenfels, American Football Player
  • Mar 9 Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
  • Mar 11 Didier Drogba, Ivorian football player (Chelsea, Phoenix Rising FC, Ivorian national team), born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Mar 11 Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 12 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • Mar 12 Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • Mar 13 Tom Danielson, American cyclist
  • Mar 13 Kenny Watson, American football player
  • Mar 14 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • Mar 18 Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 18 Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
  • Mar 18 Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
  • Mar 21 Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 22 Tom Poti, professional hockey player
  • Mar 23 Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 26 Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
  • Mar 30 Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mar 31 Jérôme Rothen, French footballer
  • Mar 31 Stephen Clemence, English footballer
  • Apr 1 Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 1 Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
  • Apr 2 John Gall, American baseball player
  • Apr 3 Tommy Haas, German tennis player
  • Apr 3 John Smit, South African rugby player
  • Apr 4 Jason Ellison, American baseball player
  • Apr 4 Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
  • Apr 5 Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer
  • Apr 5 Stephen Jackson, American basketball player
  • Apr 6 Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
  • Apr 6 Blaine Neal, American baseball player
  • Apr 7 Siobhan Drake-Brockman, Bunbury Aust, tennis star (1994 Port Pirie)
  • Apr 7 Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarusian tennis player
  • Apr 8 Bernt Haas, Swiss footballer
  • Apr 9 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
  • Apr 10 Jessica Davis, Greenbrae California, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-27th-96)
  • Apr 11 Victor Sikora, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Apr 11 Josh Hancock, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Apr 13 Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 15 Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • Apr 15 Milton Bradley, American baseball player
  • Apr 15 Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
  • Apr 17 Jason White, Scottish rugby player
  • Apr 19 Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)
  • Apr 19 Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer
  • Apr 21 Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
  • Apr 22 Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
  • Apr 25 Matt Walker, British Paralympic swimmer
  • Apr 26 Joe Crede, American baseball player
  • Apr 26 Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
  • Apr 29 Mike Bryan, Oxnard California, tennis star (USTA National 18 doubles)
  • Apr 29 Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 3 Lawrence Tynes, American football player
  • May 4 Brett Burton, Australian Football Player for the Adelaid Crows
  • May 5 Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer
  • May 6 John Abraham, American football player
  • May 7 Shawn Marion, American basketball player
  • May 8 Cindy Parlow, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 8 Sandra Kleinova, tennis star (1995 Futures-Turku-FIN), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • May 8 Lúcio, Brazilian footballer
  • May 9 Leandro Damián Cufré, Argentine footballer
  • May 9 Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • May 12 Thomas Odoyo, cricketer (Kenyan all-rounder 1996 World Cup)
  • May 12 Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter
  • May 12 Josh Phelps, American baseball player
  • May 13 Mike Bibby, American basketball player
  • May 13 Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
  • May 13 Barry Zito, American baseball player
  • May 13 Steve Mildenhall, English football player
  • May 13 Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • May 14 Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • May 14 André Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • May 14 Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • May 14 Eddie House, American basketball player
  • May 14 Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • May 15 Amy Chow, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96), born in San Jose, California
  • May 15 Edu, Brazilian footballer
  • May 15 Dwayne DeRosario, Canadian footballer
  • May 16 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • May 16 Lionel Scaloni, Argentine retired footballer (World Cup 2006), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • May 17 John Foster, American baseball player
  • May 17 Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • May 18 Marcus Giles, American baseball player
  • May 19 Marcus Bent, English footballer
  • May 21 Jamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer
  • May 23 Mike González, American baseball player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • May 23 Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
  • May 24 Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • May 24 Brad Penny, American baseball player
  • May 24 Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player
  • May 25 Brian Urlacher, American football player
  • May 27 Adin Brown, American soccer player
  • May 29 Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
  • Jun 1 Karen Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ)
  • Jun 5 Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • Jun 9 Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jun 9 Miroslav Klose, German footballer
  • Jun 10 Brian West, American soccer player
  • Jun 11 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 14 Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • Jun 15 Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 15 Zach Day, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 Jenny Keim, diver (Olympics-9th-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 19 Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • Jun 19 Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • Jun 19 Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 20 LaVar Arrington, American football player
  • Jun 20 Frank Lampard, English footballer
  • Jun 20 Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 20 Bobby Seay, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
  • Jun 21 Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • Jun 22 Champ Bailey, American football player
  • Jun 22 Dan Wheldon, British race car driver
  • Jun 23 Matt Light, American football player
  • Jun 24 Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer
  • Jun 24 Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
  • Jun 24 Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 24 Luis García, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 25 Luke Scott, American baseball player
  • Jul 1 Jacqie Turner, west Covina California, figure skater, 1997 SW Pacific-2nd
  • Jul 4 Tatyana Jecmenica, Novi Sad Yugo, tennis star (1995 Futures-Novi Sad)
  • Jul 4 Emile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
  • Jul 6 Rachel Rochelli, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 6 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
  • Jul 13 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • Jul 15 Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 18 Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
  • Jul 18 Ben Sheets, American baseball player
  • Jul 19 Nené, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 20 Jen Grubb, Elk Hart Indiana, soccer defender (Olympics-96)