On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1981 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 409

  • Jun 21 Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 22 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 25 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper, born in Grabs, Switzerland
  • Jun 29 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, born in Orán, Province of Salta, Argentina (d. 2005)
  • Jun 29 Joe Johnson, American basketball player, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 30 Can Artam, Turkish racing driver
  • Jun 30 Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player
  • Jun 30 Ben Utecht, American football Player
  • Jul 2 Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 2 Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 4 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic
  • Jul 5 Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Nicole Kantek, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 6 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana

Person of interestMS Dhoni

Jul 7 MS Dhoni [Mahendra Singh Dhoni], Indian cricketer, wicket-keeper batsman and captain of India (ODI: 2007-16, Test: 2008-14), born in Ranchi, Bihar, India

Cricketer MS Dhoni
Cricketer
MS Dhoni
  • Jul 8 Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player (2004 French Open), born in Moscow, Russia

  • Jul 9 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Mary Beth Arnold, gymnast (World-bronze-95), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Jul 11 Andre Johnson, American football player
  • Jul 17 Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer, born in Thessalonica, Greece
  • Jul 19 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • Jul 19 Nené [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer (La Liga), born in Jundiaí, Brazil
  • Jul 19 Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • Jul 19 David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 20 Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
  • Jul 21 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist, born in Ostfildern, West Germany
  • Jul 21 Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
  • Jul 21 Titus Bramble, English footballer, born in Ipswich, Engalnd
  • Jul 23 Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
  • Jul 25 Conor Casey, American soccer player (Colorado Rapids), born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • Jul 25 Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 27 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player, born in Richfield, Minnesota
  • Jul 27 Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricket all-rounder (104 ODIs, 35 wickets, 11 x 50), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jul 28 Michael Carrick, English footballer, born in Wallsend, England
  • Jul 29 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Jul 29 Fernando Alonso, Spanish auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2005-06; 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018-19; FIA World Endurance C'ship 2018-19), born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

  • Jul 29 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 29 Troy Perkins, American soccer player
  • Jul 30 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • Jul 30 Juan Smith, South African rugby player, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Person of interestHope Solo

Jul 30 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • Aug 1 Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer, born in Port Laoise, Ireland
  • Aug 4 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • Aug 4 Ben Scott, English cricketer
  • Aug 5 Carl Crawford, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 5 Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer

Person of interestRoger Federer

Aug 8 Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player (20 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Bottmingen, Switzerland

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Aug 8 Candie Kung, American golfer (US Open 2009 runner-up), born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Aug 9 Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
  • Aug 10 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • Aug 12 Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
  • Aug 12 Djibril Cissé, French footballer
  • Aug 14 Matthew Etherington, English footballer, born in Truro, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14 Julius Jones, American football player, born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Aug 15 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 15 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer, born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • Aug 18 César Delgado, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Aug 18 Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 20 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 20 Bernard Mendy, French footballer (Paris Saint-Germain), born in Évreux, France
  • Aug 21 Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player, born in Chania, Greece
  • Aug 22 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 23 Stephan Loboué, Ivorian footballer, born in Pforzheim, Germany
  • Aug 23 Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 26 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • Aug 26 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
  • Aug 26 Birdie Kim, South Korean golfer (US Open 2005), born in Iksan, South Korea
  • Aug 28 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Aug 28 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer, born in Larissa, Greece
  • Aug 28 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter, born in Żywiec, Poland
  • Aug 28 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player, born in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 29 Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 31 Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Aug 31 Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 1 Clinton Portis, American football player
  • Sep 1 Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
  • Sep 2 Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Sep 2 Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • Sep 4 Richard Garcia, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 5 Drew Carter, American football player, born in Solon, Ohio
  • Sep 5 Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player, born in Livorno, Italy
  • Sep 6 Mark Teahen, American-Canadian baseball player, born in Redlands, California
  • Sep 7 Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer, born in Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • Sep 8 Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer (Tromsø), born in Vadsø, Norway
  • Sep 11 Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer (Piacenza), born in Lodi, Italy
  • Sep 12 Jered Guzman, American pairs skater (with partner Natalie Vlandis), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Sep 13 Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
  • Sep 13 Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • Sep 17 Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer

  • Sep 17 Casey Janssen, American baseball player
  • Sep 17 Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
  • Sep 19 Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist (Nippo–Vini Fantini team), born in Cerro Veronese, Italy
  • Sep 19 Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • Sep 20 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
  • Sep 20 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
  • Sep 23 Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • Sep 24 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player and broadcaster, born in Oakland, California
  • Sep 24 Ryan Briscoe, Australian America racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 25 Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Sep 25 Jason Bergmann, American baseball player, born in Neptune City, New Jersey

Person of interestSerena Williams

Sep 26 Serena Williams, American tennis player (23 Grand Slam titles), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 27 Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
  • Sep 27 Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
  • Sep 28 José Calderón, Spanish basketball point guard (captain Spain gold FIBA World C'ship 2006; Olympic silver 08, 12; NBA: Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, NY Knicks; Cleveland), born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
  • Sep 28 Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian soccer defender (63 caps; El Nacional), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • Sep 30 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 30 Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • Oct 1 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Oct 1 Johnny Oduya, Swedish NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 2013, 15; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 2 Luke Wilkshire, Australian soccer defender (80 caps; Dynamo Moscow, Bristol City), born in Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Oct 3 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish soccer striker (116 caps, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Man Utd, LA Galaxy), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Oct 3 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (133 caps; PSV, Kasımpaşa), born in Smygehamn, Sweden
  • Oct 4 Justin Williams, Canadian NHL right wing (World C’ship gold 2004, 07; Stanley Cup 2006, 12, 14; Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings), born in Cobourg, Ontario
  • Oct 6 Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • Oct 6 José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 8 Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 9 Darius Miles, American basketball player, born in Belleville, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Shola Ameobi, Nigerian footballer (Notts County), born in Zaria, Nigeria
  • Oct 12 Brian Kerr, Scottish football manager, born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Oct 13 Ryan Ashford, English footballer (Sholing), born in Honiton, Devon, England
  • Oct 14 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
  • Oct 15 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • Oct 15 Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
  • Oct 15 Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
  • Oct 16 Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Oct 16 Martin Halle, Danish footballer
  • Oct 19 Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
  • Oct 20 Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Oct 20 Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Willis McGahee, American football player
  • Oct 21 Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer
  • Oct 22 Olivier Pla, French racing driver
  • Oct 23 Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
  • Oct 23 Ben Francisco, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer (Manchester City), born in Greenwich, England
  • Oct 28 Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
  • Oct 28 Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
  • Oct 29 Amanda Beard, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m medley 1996, 200m breaststroke 2004), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 30 Ian Snell, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Dover, Delaware
  • Nov 2 Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 2 Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricket fast bowler (73 Tests, 313 wickets @ 28.40; 153 ODIs), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • Nov 2 Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican soccer forward (16 caps; Morelia, Guadalajara), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nov 3 Sten Pentus, Estonian auto racer (Formula Baltic 2000), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Nov 3 Vicente Matías Vuoso, Mexican soccer striker (15 caps; Santos Laguna), born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • Nov 3 Rodrigo Millar, Chilean soccer midfielder (37 caps; Huachipato, Colo-Colo), born in Arauco, Chile
  • Nov 4 Vince Wilfork, American football player
  • Nov 8 Joe Cole, English footballer, born in Paddington, London
  • Nov 10 Tony Blanco, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 12 DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

  • Nov 13 Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australian gymnast (Olympics, 1996), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 13 Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player, born in Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • Nov 14 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • Nov 15 Natalie Lacuesta, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 15 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer (British Open 2007, ANA Inspiration 2008), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Nov 15 Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • Nov 16 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 20 Jilen Siroky, American 200m breaststroke (Olympics 1996), born in Winter Park, Florida
  • Nov 20 Carlos Boozer, American basketball forward (2-time NBA All Star), born in Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • Nov 21 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • Nov 21 Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Nov 21 Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer
  • Nov 22 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • Nov 22 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • Nov 25 Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain
  • Nov 25 Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
  • Nov 26 Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nov 26 Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player, born in Uranium City, Saskatchewan
  • Nov 27 Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • Nov 30 Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
  • Dec 2 Danijel Pranjić, Croatian soccer wingback (58 caps; SC Heerenveen), born in Našice, Croatia
  • Dec 3 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek soccer forward and coach (35 caps; Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Kozani, Greece
  • Dec 3 David Villa, Spanish soccer striker (98 caps; Valencia, Barcelona), born in Langreo, Spain
  • Dec 3 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (undefeated world champion WBA super featherweight 2006-08; WBC lightweight 2009-10), born in Bolero Alto, Mérida, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • Dec 8 Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dec 8 Philip Rivers, American NFL quarterback (San Diego, LA Chargers), born in Decatur, Alabama
  • Dec 9 Mardy Fish, American tennis player, born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Dec 10 Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 10 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer
  • Dec 11 Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Dec 12 Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer, born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • Dec 12 Ronnie Brown, American football player, born in Rome, Georgia
  • Dec 12 Shane Costa, American baseball player, born in Visalia, California
  • Dec 12 Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier (Olympic silver 2010), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Dec 12 Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer (Man of the Tournament, ICC World Cup 2011), born in Chandigarh, India
  • Dec 12 Stephen Warnock, English footballer, born in Ormskirk, England
  • Dec 14 Emilie Heymans, Canadian diver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Dec 14 Shaun Marcum, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 14 Liam Lawrence, English footballer, born in Retford, England
  • Dec 15 Andy González, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Dec 15 Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player
  • Dec 15 Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
  • Dec 16 Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
  • Dec 17 Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Dec 20 Roy Williams, American football player (Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys), born in Odessa, Texas
  • Dec 20 James Shields, American baseball player, born in Santa Clarita, California
  • Dec 21 Cristian Zaccardo, Italian football player, born in Formigine, Italy
  • Dec 21 Sajid Mahmood, English cricket fast bowler (8 Tests, 20 wickets; Lancashire, WA, Essex), born in Bolton, England
  • Dec 23 Yuriorkis Gamboa, Cuban boxer, born in Guantánamo, Cuba