On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1983

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 309

  • Jan 1 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean archer (Olympics gold individual/team 2004, team 2008; women's WR in a FITA Round 1,405 points), born in Gunsan, South Korea
  • Jan 5 Sean Dockery, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 7 Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • Jan 7 Natalie Gulbis, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2006 3rd), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 8 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 10 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jan 11 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player, born in Richmond Hill, Canada
  • Jan 11 Adrian Sutil, German racing driver, born in Starnberg, Germany
  • Jan 13 Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
  • Jan 14 Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist, born in Bastogne, Belgium
  • Jan 14 Vincent Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2009, 11, 12; SD Chargers, TB Buccaneers), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2021)
  • Jan 15 Jermaine Pennant, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer, born in Barcelos, Portugal
  • Jan 16 Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer, born in Graz, Austria
  • Jan 17 Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish footballer, born in Salamanca, Spain
  • Jan 17 Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Mildura, Australia

  • Jan 17 Johannes Herber, German basketball player, born in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Jan 19 Justyna Kowalczyk, Polish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 30k classical 2010, 10k classical 2014), born in Limanowa, Poland
  • Jan 20 Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Jan 21 Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • Jan 21 Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player
  • Jan 22 Shaun Cody, American football player, born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 24 Shaun Maloney, Scottish soccer midfielder (47 caps; Celtic), born in Miri, Malaysia
  • Jan 24 Scott Speed, American race car driver, born in Manteca, California
  • Jan 27 Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 27 Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
  • Jan 27 Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
  • Jan 29 Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player, born in Zavidovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jan 31 Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer, born in Overpelt, Belgium
  • Feb 1 Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 3rd 2010; 4th 2012), born in Herentals, Belgium
  • Feb 2 Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
  • Feb 2 Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
  • Feb 3 Richard Bartel, National Football League quarterback
  • Feb 6 Brodie Croyle, American football player, born in Rainbow City, Alabama
  • Feb 6 S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer, born in Kothamangalam, India
  • Feb 6 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia

  • Feb 7 Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
  • Feb 7 Teshome Getu, Ethiopian footballer
  • Feb 7 Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
  • Feb 9 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 11 Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer, born in Keemskerk, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Carlton Brewster, NFL player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Bacary Sagna, French footballer, born in Sens, France
  • Feb 15 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player, born in East York, Canada
  • Feb 17 Gérald Cid, French footballer, born in Talence, France
  • Feb 18 Jermaine Jenas, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 18 Jason Maxiell, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Roberta Vinci, Italian tennis player (5 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Taranto, Italy
  • Feb 20 Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Feb 20 Justin Verlander, American baseball player
  • Feb 21 Braylon Edwards, American football player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 21 Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Feb 23 Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player, born in Padua, Italiy
  • Feb 23 Mido, Egyptian footballer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Feb 25 Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • Feb 27 Devin Harris, American basketball player, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 1 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian soccer winger (3 caps; Internacional, CSKA Moscow), born in Pelotas, Brazil
  • Mar 1 Melaine Walker O.D, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 2008; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mar 2 Glen Perkins, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2013-15; Minnesota Twins), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 4 Ryan Lonie, Australian football player.
  • Mar 6 Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
  • Mar 7 Manucho, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Mar 7 Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player, born in Missoula, Montana
  • Mar 8 Mark Worrell, American baseball player.
  • Mar 9 Wayne Simien, American basketball player (Miami Heat), born in Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Mar 13 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Mar 14 Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
  • Mar 15 Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
  • Mar 16 Brandon League, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer
  • Mar 18 Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
  • Mar 23 Mo Farah [Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah], Somalian-born British distance runner (4 Olympic Golds), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mar 24 T. J. Ford, American basketball player
  • Mar 28 Ryan Ashington, English footballer
  • Mar 30 Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
  • Mar 30 Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
  • Mar 31 Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast (World C'ships gold, horizontal bar 2001-02), born in Athens, Greece
  • Mar 31 Hashim Amla, South African cricket batsman (first RSA Test triple century, 311), born in Durban, Natal
  • Apr 1 Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic soccer midfielder (36 caps; Zulte Waregem, Fylkir), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Apr 1 Sean Taylor, American NFL free safety (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; All Pro 2007; Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2007)
  • Apr 2 Felix Borja, Ecuadorian soccer forward (22 caps; El Nacional), born in San Lorenzo, Ecuador
  • Apr 4 Fabian Geiser, Swiss footballer (Le Mont), born in Langenthal, Switzerland
  • Apr 4 Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 4 Ben Gordon, British-American basketball player, born in London
  • Apr 6 James Wade, English darts player (World Matchplay C'ship 2007; World GP 2007, 10), born in Aldershot, England
  • Apr 11 Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch racing driver (Euro Formula 3000), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 13 Schalk Burger, South African rugby player, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Apr 13 Hunter Pence, American baseball player, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Apr 14 James McFadden, Scottish footballer, born in Springburn, Glasgow
  • Apr 14 Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Apr 15 Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player

  • Apr 15 Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 16 Cat Osterman, American softball pitcher, born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 16 George Patis, Greek badminton player, born in Greece
  • Apr 17 Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Apr 17 Roberto Jiménez, Peruvian football player, born in Piura, Peru
  • Apr 18 Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • Apr 18 Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian football player, born in Algiers, Algeria
  • Apr 19 Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • Apr 19 Zach Duke, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Clifton, Texas
  • Apr 19 Joe Mauer, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 19 Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 21 Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • Apr 21 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • Apr 22 Matt Jones, American football player
  • Apr 23 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player, born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 23 Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier (Olympic gold 2006), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
  • Apr 25 J.P. Howell, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Modesto, California
  • Apr 26 José María López, Argentine racing driver (2014–2016 World Touring Car Champion), born in Río Tercero, Argentina
  • Apr 28 Roger Johnson, English footballer
  • Apr 29 Jay Cutler, American football player
  • Apr 29 David Lee, American basketball player
  • Apr 30 Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
  • Apr 30 Troy Williamson, American football player
  • May 1 Alain Bernard, French swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 2008, 4x100 freestyle relay 2012), born in Aubagne, France
  • May 3 Joseph Addai, American football player, born in Houston, Texas
  • May 3 Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • May 3 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • May 4 Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Rockland, Ontario
  • May 6 Dani Alves da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Juazeiro, Brazil
  • May 9 Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player

  • May 9 Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • May 11 Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
  • May 11 Matt Leinart, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California
  • May 12 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
  • May 13 Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • May 16 Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
  • May 17 Channing Frye, American basketball player
  • May 17 Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
  • May 18 Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  • May 18 Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Vince Young, American football player
  • May 22 John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer
  • May 27 Bobby Convey, American soccer player
  • May 28 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • May 28 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 2 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • Jun 4 Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
  • Jun 5 Bill Bray, American baseball player
  • Jun 5 Marques Colston, American football player

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Jun 8 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium

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  • Jun 9 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 11 José Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player, born in Villa González, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 11 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player, born in San Leandro, California
  • Jun 12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player (South Africa national team), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player (Portland Thorns FC), born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 13 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 John Stocco, American football player
  • Jun 15 Derek Anderson, American football player

  • Jun 16 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • Jun 19 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 20 Darren Sproles, American football player
  • Jun 20 Josh Childress, American basketball player
  • Jun 27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Marlin Jackson, American football player, born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
  • Jul 8 Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • Jul 8 John Bowker, American baseball player
  • Jul 12 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • Jul 12 Munaf Patel, Indian cricket medium-fast bowler (13 Tests, 35 wickets; 70 ODIs), born in Ikhar, Gujarat, India
  • Jul 13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jul 13 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 15 Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 17 Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
  • Jul 17 Adam Lind, American baseball player, born in Muncie, Indiana
  • Jul 18 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 21 Kellen Winslow II, American football player, convicted of rape, born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Jackson, American football player
  • Jul 23 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • Jul 24 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Jul 26 Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 27 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer (captain of the Macedonian national team), born in Strumica, Yugoslavia
  • Jul 29 Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
  • Jul 30 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 6 Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
  • Aug 9 Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player
  • Aug 10 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Aug 10 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 12 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer

  • Aug 13 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian soccer defender (8 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Carlisle United, Portsmouth), born in Čadca, Slovakia
  • Aug 13 Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player, born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 14 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-British tennis player, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • Aug 14 Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player, born in Bonao, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 16 Colton James "Colt" Brennan, NFL Quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Aug 16 Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 17 Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Woodland, California
  • Aug 18 Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Aug 18 Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas
  • Aug 19 John McCargo, American football player
  • Aug 19 Mike Conway, British racing driver
  • Aug 21 Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider, born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Aug 21 Scott McDonald, Australian footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 22 Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist, five time world champion, born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • Aug 23 Sun Mingming, Chinese basketball player, World's tallest player at 7ft 9in, born in Bayan County, China
  • Aug 24 Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player, born in Calw, Germany
  • Aug 25 James Rossiter, British racing driver
  • Aug 26 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
  • Aug 28 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (4 wickets in 4 balls x 2; 4 x ODI, T20 hat tricks; 30 Tests), born in Galle, Sri Lanka

About 1983

How Old? 37 or 38 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Feb 12), Pig (Feb 13 - Dec 31)