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Birthdays in Sport in September 1979

  • Sep 1 James O'Connor, Irish footballer
  • Sep 2 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • Sep 4 Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 4 Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 5 John Carew, Norwegian soccer forward (91 caps; Valencia, Aston Villa), born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • Sep 5 Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster, born in Collingwood, Canada
  • Sep 5 George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • Sep 6 Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer, born in Galliate, Italy
  • Sep 6 Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer, born in La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico
  • Sep 7 Brian Stokes, American baseball player, born in Montclair, California
  • Sep 11 Frank Francisco, Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Sep 11 David Pizarro, Chilean footballer (Roma), born in Valparaíso, Chile
  • Sep 13 Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player, born in Niška Banja, Serbia
  • Sep 14 Jesse Marunde, American Strongman athlete (d. 2007)
  • Sep 15 Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan soccer player
  • Sep 15 Patrick Marleau, Canadian ice hockey player

  • Sep 16 Bobby Korecky, American MLB baseball player, born in Hillside, New Jersey
  • Sep 17 Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer
  • Sep 17 Akin Ayodele, American football player
  • Sep 18 Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer, born in Logroño, Spain
  • Sep 20 Sean Davis, English footballer
  • Sep 21 Richard Dunne, Irish soccer defender (80 caps, Republic of Ireland; Everton, Manchester City, Aston Villa, QPR) and broadcaster (BT Sport), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestChris Gayle

Sep 21 Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer (1999-) and fastest century maker in history, born in Kingston, Jamaica

Cricketer Chris Gayle
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Chris Gayle
  • Sep 21 Julian Gray, English footballer
  • Sep 23 Ricky Davis, American basketball player
  • Sep 23 Bryant McKinnie, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer (Liverpool), born in São Carlos, Brazil
  • Sep 26 Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast (World bronze 95, Olympic gold 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 26 Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer, born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga
  • Sep 26 Jon Harley, English footballer, born in Maidstone, United Kingdom
  • Sep 27 Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • Sep 27 Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 27 Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Sep 28 Bam Margera, American skateboarder
  • Sep 29 Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist
  • Sep 29 Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player
  • Sep 30 Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer

About September 1979

How Old? 41 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)