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Birthdays in Sport in 1984

  • Jan 1 Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian soccer striker (102 caps; Hamburger SV, Internacional), born in Lima, Peru
  • Jan 1 Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricket all-rounder (17 Tests; 69 ODIs), born in Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Jan 6 Sean O'Brien, Australian professional windsurfer, born in Carlow, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 6 A. J. Hawk, American football player, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Jon Lester, American baseball player, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 8 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 12 Scott Olsen, American baseball player, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Jan 14 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player, born in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Megan Jendrick, American swimmer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 19 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
  • Jan 19 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player, born in Baden bei Wien, Austria
  • Jan 22 Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jan 22 Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Jan 22 Leon Powe, American basketball player, born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 23 Arjen Robben, Dutch football player, born in Bedum, Netherlands
  • Jan 24 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas

  • Jan 25 Robinho [Robson de Souza], Brazilian soccer forward (100 caps; Santos), born in São Vicente, Brazil
  • Jan 26 Iain Turner, Scottish footballer, born in Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer, born in Hangzhou, China
  • Jan 28 Andre Iguodala, basketball & NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jan 30 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 31 Jeremy Wariner, American 400m runner, born in Irving, Texas
  • Jan 31 Vernon Davis, American football tight end, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 1 Darren Fletcher, Scottish soccer midfielder (80 caps; manchester United, WBA, Stoke City), born in Dalkeith, Scotland
  • Feb 4 Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer, born in San Bernardo, Chile
  • Feb 5 Carlos Tévez, Argentine footballer (Boca Juniors, Argentina), born in Fuerte Apache, Argentina
  • Feb 5 Nate Salley, American football player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Feb 6 Darren Bent, English footballer, born in Tooting, England
  • Feb 8 Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Feb 9 Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Feb 10 Alex Gordon, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Feb 12 Peter Vanderkaay, US mid-distance swimmer, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Feb 12 Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, born in Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Hamed Namouchi, French-Tunisian footballer, born in Cannes, France
  • Feb 17 AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
  • Feb 21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player, born in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Feb 21 David Odonkor, German footballer, born in Bünde, Germany
  • Feb 23 Andre Ward, American professional boxer, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
  • Feb 26 Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer, born in Lomé, Togo
  • Feb 27 Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer, born in Trångsund, Sweden
  • Feb 27 David Noel, American basketball player, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Feb 29 Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Stanley Cup 2006, Carolina Hurricanes; Conn Smythe Trophy 2006; NHL All Star 2011; World C'ship gold 2007), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Feb 29 Cullen Jones, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle 2008; 4x100m medley relay 2012), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 3 Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Kevin O'Brien, Irish cricket batsman (3 Tests; 142 ODIs; 89 T20I; fastest century ever in ODI World Cup, off 50 balls v England 2011), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Mar 4 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • Mar 7 Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
  • Mar 9 Julia Mancuso, American Alpine skier (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Mar 10 Ben May, English footballer
  • Mar 13 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • Mar 13 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • Mar 13 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Mar 15 Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
  • Mar 16 Levi Brown, American football player
  • Mar 20 Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
  • Mar 20 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 20 Valtteri Filppula, Finnish professional ice-hockey player
  • Mar 20 Marcus Vick, American football player
  • Mar 21 Franck Perera, Montpellier France, racing car driver
  • Mar 24 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • Mar 26 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mar 28 Christopher Samba, French-born footballer
  • Mar 28 Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
  • Mar 30 Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player
  • Mar 30 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player (US Open 2011) born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 31 Eddie Johnson, American soccer striker (USA 63 caps), born in Bunnell, Florida
  • Mar 31 James Jones, American NFL receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 2012), born in San Jose, CA
  • Apr 3 Maxi López, Argentine footballer (Udinese), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 3 Jonathan Blondel, Belgian footballer (Club Brugge midfielder), born in Ypres, Belgium
  • Apr 4 Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian-Serbian backstroke swimmer, born in Vorkuta, Russia
  • Apr 9 Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player, born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • Apr 15 Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
  • Apr 15 Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess grandmaster (Women's World Chess Champion 2008-10), born in Perm, Russia
  • Apr 25 Robert Andino, Cuban-American baseball player, born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 27 Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Daniel Holdsworth, Australian Rugby League player, born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 29 Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
  • May 1 Mišo Brečko, Slovenian soccer defender (77 caps; FC Köln, FC Nürnberg), born in Trbovlje, Slovenia
  • May 1 David Backes, American ice hockey center (NHL All Star 2011; Olympic silver 2010; St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 1 Alexander Farnerud, Swedish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Strasbourg, Young Boys), born in Landskrona, Sweden
  • May 2 Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • May 2 Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player, born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • May 4 Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi test cricket player, born in Khulna, Bangladesh (d. 2007)
  • May 4 Kevin Slowey, American baseball player, born in Conroe, Texas
  • May 4 Montell Owens, American football player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • May 7 Alex Smith, American football player
  • May 7 Drew Stanton, American football player
  • May 7 James Loney, American baseball player
  • May 9 Prince Fielder, American MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Ontario, California

  • May 10 Edward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 11 Andrés Iniesta Luján, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Spanish national team), born in Fuentealbilla, Spain
  • May 14 Michael Rensing, German footballer
  • May 15 Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver
  • May 17 Christian Bolaños, Costa Rican footballer
  • May 18 Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
  • May 18 Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player
  • May 18 Simon Pagenaud, French auto racer (IndyCar champion 2016; Indianapolis 500 2019), born in Poitiers, France
  • May 19 Marcedes Lewis, American NFL tight end (Pro Bowl 2010; Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers), born in Los Alamitos, California
  • May 21 Gary Woodland, American golfer (US Open 2019), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • May 24 Brodney Pool, American football player (Cleveland Browns), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • May 25 Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player, born in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada
  • May 25 Shawne Merriman, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 29 Carmelo Anthony, American basketball forward (10-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 30 Jordan Palmer, American football player
  • May 31 Nate Robinson, American basketball player
  • Jun 1 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka (Olympic gold -100kg 2008; silver 2012; first Mongolian Olympic gold medallist), born in Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia
  • Jun 1 Jean Beausejour, Chilean soccer left wing-back (107 caps; Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Universidad de Chile) born in Santiago, Chile
  • Jun 4 Ian White, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 8 Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 9 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
  • Jun 9 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 9 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • Jun 11 Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 11 Andy Lee, Irish boxer, born in Bow, London, England
  • Jun 13 Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 14 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • Jun 15 Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
  • Jun 16 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player

  • Jun 18 Janne Happonen, Finnish ski jumper, born in Kuopio, Finland
  • Jun 19 Mateus Galiano da Costa, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Jun 22 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • Jun 22 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
  • Jun 22 Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016; Ryder Cup 2010, 12, 16, 18), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jun 24 J.J. Redick, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Jun 26 Raymond Felton, American basketball player (New York Knicks), born in Marion, South Carolina
  • Jun 26 Deron Williams, American basketball player, born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Jun 26 J. J. Barea, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 27 Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer (İstanbul Başakşehir), born in Olten, Switzerland
  • Jun 30 Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jul 1 Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper (World Championship gold 2007), born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • Jul 2 Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
  • Jul 2 Johnny Weir, American figure skater
  • Jul 3 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jul 3 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Jul 7 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
  • Jul 7 Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Jul 11 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jul 11 Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
  • Jul 12 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jul 16 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 17 Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer, born in Ioannina, Greece
  • Jul 19 Lewis Price, Welsh soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; Ipswich Town), born in Bournemouth, England
  • Jul 20 Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 20 Troy Smith, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2006, Ohio State; NFL: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jul 21 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
  • Jul 21 Paul Davis, American basketball player
  • Jul 22 Stewart Downing, English footballer (Middlesborough), born in Middlesborough, England

  • Jul 23 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • Jul 25 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player, born in Jeseník, Czechoslovakia
  • Jul 26 Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper, born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Jul 28 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Jul 28 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 28 John David Washington, American football player and actor (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Jul 29 Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
  • Jul 30 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Jul 31 Glenn Holt, American football player
  • Aug 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
  • Aug 2 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer, born in Pescia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer, born in Tire, Turkey
  • Aug 3 Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India

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Aug 3 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

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  • Aug 8 Martrez Milner, American football player
  • Aug 9 Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 11 Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • Aug 11 Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
  • Aug 13 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Aug 13 Boone Logan, American baseball player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 13 Heath Pearce, American soccer defender (35 caps; FC Nordsjælland, NY Red Bulls), born in Modesto, California
  • Aug 14 Clay Buchholz, American baseball player, born in Nederland, Texas
  • Aug 14 Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kelowna, Canada
  • Aug 17 Dee Brown, American basketball player
  • Aug 18 Robert Huth, German footballer, born in Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 19 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • Aug 19 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • Aug 21 Neil Dexter, South African-born English cricketer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 21 B. J. Upton, American baseball player, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Aug 22 Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England

  • Aug 23 Glen Johnson, English footballer, born in Greenwich, London
  • Aug 27 David Bentley, English footballer
  • Aug 27 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
  • Aug 30 Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Aug 31 Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer (US Masters 2011), born in Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Sep 1 Nick Noble, American soccer player
  • Sep 4 Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player, born in Lavington, Australia
  • Sep 7 Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 8 Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver (Renault F1 Team in 2010), born in Vyborg, Soviet Union
  • Sep 8 Peter Whittingham, English footballer, born in Nuneaton, England
  • Sep 9 James Hildreth, English cricketer, born in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Sep 12 Taylor Jenkins, American basketball head coach (Memphis Grizzlies 2019), born in Arlington, Texas
  • Sep 18 Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
  • Sep 21 Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • Sep 22 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 23 Matt Kemp, American baseball player
  • Sep 25 Matt Carle, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Sep 27 John Lannan, American baseball player
  • Sep 28 Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player

About 1984

How Old? 35 or 36 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 19), Pig (Feb 13 - Dec 31)