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Birthdays in Sport in December 1979

  • Dec 2 Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (46 Tests, top score 134, 100 wickets; 265 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dec 4 Jay DeMerit, American soccer defender (25 caps; Watford, Vancouver Whitecaps FC), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Dec 5 Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer, born in Aflou, Algeria
  • Dec 5 Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Espoo, Finland
  • Dec 5 Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer (Rangers), born in Larne, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 6 Tim Cahill, Australian soccer forward (108 caps, 50 goals; Everton), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 7 Lampros Choutos, Greek footballer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 8 Christian Wilhelmsson, Swedish footballer, born in Malmö Municipality, Sweden
  • Dec 8 Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Macksville, Australia
  • Dec 9 Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer, born in City of Westminster, London
  • Dec 12 Garrett Atkins, American baseball player, born in Orange, California
  • Dec 12 Nate Clements, American football player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Dec 14 Kyle Shanahan, American NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers 2017-20), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 14 Michael Owen, English footballer (Liverpool, Arsenal), born in Chester, England
  • Dec 16 Trevor Immelman, South African golfer (US Masters 2008), born in Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Dec 17 Matt Murley, American ice hockey player
  • Dec 18 Carlos, Portuguese footballer
  • Dec 20 David DeJesus, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 20 Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist, born in Barham, Australia
  • Dec 23 Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Dec 23 Kenny Miller, Scottish football player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Dec 26 Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 26 Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper, born in Ufa, Russia
  • Dec 27 David Dunn, English footballer
  • Dec 27 Carson Palmer, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2002, USC; Pro Bowl 2005, 06, 15; Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals), born in Fresno, California
  • Dec 28 James Blake, American tennis player, born in Yonkers, New York City
  • Dec 28 Bill Hall, American baseball player, born in Nettleton, Mississippi
  • Dec 29 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter, born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 30 Flávio, Angolan footballer

About December 1979

How Old? 40 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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