On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1988

  • Jan 3 Jonny Evans, Northern Irish soccer defender (84 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Leicester City), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 3 Ikechi Anya, Scottish soccer midfielder (29 caps; Watford, Derby County), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 12 Chris Casement, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Angelique Kerber

Jan 18 Angelique Kerber, German tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in Bremen, Germany

  • Jan 22 Greg Oden, American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 25 Tatiana Golovin, Russian-born French tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 27 Kerlon Moura Souza, Brazilian footballer, born in Ipatinger, Brazil
  • Jan 29 Stephanie Gilmore, Australian surfer (World Champion 2007-10, 12, 14, 18), born in Murwillumbah, New South Wales
  • Feb 4 Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 4 Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Feb 4 Carly Patterson, American gymnast (2004 Olympic Champion), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Feb 4 Jeff Horn, Australian professional boxer (WBO welterweight title 2017), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Feb 7 Matthew Stafford, American football quarterback (Super Bowl 2022 LA Rams; Pro Bowl 2014 Detroit Lions), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Feb 8 Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Feb 13 Keegan Hirst, British footballer (Wakefield Trinity) and England's 1st openly gay professional player, born in Batley, West Yorkshire
  • Feb 14 Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Feb 16 Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 22 Kevin Borlée, Belgian athlete, born in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
  • Feb 22 Przemysław Kazimierczak, Polish footballer, born in Łęczyca, Poland
  • Mar 1 Yang Hyeon-jong, South Korean baseball pitcher (Korean Series 2009, 2017 [MVP]; KBO MVP 2017; KIA Tigers), born in Gwangju, South Korea
  • Mar 1 Trevor Cahill, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010; Oakland Athletics), born in Oceanside, California
  • Mar 2 Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver (Olympic gold 10m platform 2008), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 5 Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 5 Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Mar 8 Armanti Edwards, American college football player
  • Mar 10 Ivan Rakitić, Croatian football player (FC Barcelona, Croatian national team), born in Möhlin, Switzerland

Stephen Curry

Mar 14 Stephen Curry, American basketball guard (NBA career 3-point record holder; NBA MVP 2015-16; Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio

  • Mar 15 Ever Guzman, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 21 Lee Cattermole, English footballer
  • Mar 24 Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe

Richard Sherman

Mar 30 Richard Sherman, American NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Compton, California

  • Apr 1 Brook Lopez, American basketball center (NBA All Star 2013; New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Apr 3 Tim Krul, Dutch football goalkeeper (Netherlands National Team), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Peter Hartley, English footballer (Motherwell), born in Hartlepool, England
  • Apr 4 Frank Fielding, English football goalkeeper, born in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Apr 6 Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer
  • Apr 13 Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Apr 16 Joe McKnight, NFL and CFL player killed in road rage incident, born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Apr 21 Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 23 Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Apr 23 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • Apr 25 James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Apr 28 Jiyai Shin, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2008, 12), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Apr 28 Juan Mata, Spanish footballer (Manchester United, Spain), born in Burgos, Spain
  • May 1 Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic silver individual sprint, bronze team sprint 2014), born in Umeå, Sweden
  • May 9 John Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian race truck driver
  • May 12 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva Júnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • May 21 Jonathan Howson, English footballer, born in Morley, England
  • May 23 Morgan Pressel, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2007), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 26 Joel Selwood, Australian footballer
  • May 28 David Perron, Canadian NHL ice hockey forward, 2007-present (St. Louis Blues, and 4 other teams), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • May 29 Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast (Olympic gold female team 2008), born in Huangshi, Hubei
  • May 29 Steve Mason, Canadian NHL goaltender (Calder Memorial Trophy rookie of the year 2008-09), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Jun 1 Javier Hernández, Mexican soccer striker (109 caps; Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Jun 2 Sergio Agüero, Argentine soccer striker (96 caps; Manchester City; leading overseas goal scorer in EPL history), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 2 Patrik Berglund, Swedish hockey player
  • Jun 4 Leigh Adams, Australian Footballer
  • Jun 7 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)
  • Jun 11 Brock Holt, American MLB baseball utility (only player to hit for the cycle in postseason - Boston Red Sox, 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jun 13 In-Kyung Kim, South Korean golfer (British Open 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jun 17 Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 2008), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jun 17 Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
  • Jun 22 Kieran Lee, English football player
  • Jun 23 Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
  • Jun 23 Milk [Daniel Donigan], American figure skater and drag performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jun 25 Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4 x 5k relay 2010, 10k, 15k, 30k 2022; 14 x World C'ship gold), born in Os, Røros, Norway
  • Jun 27 Kate Ziegler, American swimmer, born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Jun 29 Éver Banega, Argentine footballer (Sevilla FC), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Jul 1 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
  • Jul 12 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer (7 major titles; US Open 2008, 13), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 14 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham, England

Conor McGregor

Jul 14 Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist (third multi-divisional champion in UFC history - Featherweight, Lightweight), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Jul 18 César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 21 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 25 Anthony Stokes, Irish soccer striker (9 caps Republic of Ireland; Celtic FC), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 27 Ryan Tannehill III, American football quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans; NFL passer rating leader 2019), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jul 27 Adam Biddle, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 28 Casper Johansen, Danish footballer
  • Aug 5 Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer (world record 200 meters, Olympic Gold 2008), born in Mirano, Italy
  • Aug 8 Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
  • Aug 11 Patrick Mills, Australian basketball player
  • Aug 12 Tyson Fury, British heavyweight professional boxer, born in Manchester
  • Aug 21 Robert Lewandowski, Polish football player (Bayern Munich, Polish national team), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Aug 23 Daniel Schwaab, German footballer, born in Waldkirch, Germany
  • Aug 23 Jeremy Lin, American NBA player (Toronto Raptors), born in Torrance, California
  • Aug 25 Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer (US Open 2007 runner-up; Rookie of the Year 2007), born in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Ray Jones, English footballer, born in London, England (d. 2007)
  • Aug 30 Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Sep 1 Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (75 Tests, 7 x 100s, TS 219*; Rajshahi Division), born in Bogra, Bangladesh
  • Sep 2 Ishant Sharma, Indian cricket fast bowler (102 Tests, 306 wickets; 80 ODIs, 115 wickets; Sussex, Delhi Capitals), born in Delhi, India
  • Sep 3 Carla Suárez Navarro, Spanish tennis player (2 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Las Palmas, Spain
  • Sep 7 Kevin Love, American basketball player, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 8 Arrelious Benn, American football wide receiver, born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 10 Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey center (World C'ship gold 2007; Stanley Cup 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins; Carolina Hurricanes captain), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Sep 13 Keith Treacy, Irish footballer (Preston North End), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 14 Martin Fourcade, French biathlete (5 Olympic gold 2014, 18), born in Perpignan, France
  • Sep 23 Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player (US Open 2009), born in Tandil, Argentina
  • Sep 24 Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player, born in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Sep 24 Lisa Wang, American gymnast, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 26 Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater, born in Tampere, Finland
  • Sep 28 Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
  • Sep 28 Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player (US Open 2014), born in Medjugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Sep 29 Kevin Durant, American basketball forward (NBA C'ship, NBA Finals MVP 2017, 18 Golden State Warriors; 11 × NBA All-Star; NBA All-Star Game MVP 2012, 19; Olympic gold 2012, 16, 20), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 4 Derrick Rose, American basketball point guard (NBA Draft 2008 #1 overall pick Chicago Bulls; NBA MVP 2011; NBA All-Star 2010–12), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 15 Mesut Özil, Turkish-German football player (Arsenal, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
  • Oct 16 Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer
  • Oct 20 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China
  • Oct 21 Ajaz Patel, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (10-119 v India 2021; one of 3 to take 10 wickets in Test innings), born in Mumbai, India
  • Oct 23 Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player, born in Hvidovre, Denmark
  • Oct 31 Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver, born in Aigle, Switzerland
  • Nov 1 Masahiro Tanaka, Japanese baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2014, 19; 6×NPB All-Star; NY Yankees), born in Itami, Hyōgo
  • Nov 2 Julia Görges, German tennis player (7 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nov 4 Dez Bryant, American football wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Galveston County, Texas

Virat Kohli

Nov 5 Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer, star batsman and captain of India (2013-), born in Delhi, India

  • Nov 6 Erik Lund, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungskile, Sweden
  • Nov 12 Russell Westbrook, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2017; NBA All-Star Game MVP 2015, 16; OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan
  • Nov 19 Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 26 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic weightlifter (World's Strongest Man 2018; deadlifting WR 501kg 2020) and actor ("The Mountain" Game of Thrones), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 29 Russell Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 30 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer who died in cricket accident, born in Macksville, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Dec 7 Nathan Adrian, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 2012), born in Bremerton, Washington
  • Dec 11 Murugan Thiruchelvam, English chess player, born in England
  • Dec 11 Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Dec 13 Darcy Blake, Welsh footballer, born in New Tredegar, Wales
  • Dec 13 Rickie Fowler, American golfer (US Masters 2018 runner-up; Ryder Cup 2010, 14, 16, 18), born in Murrieta, California
  • Dec 14 Nicolas Batum, French basketball player, born in Lisieux, France
  • Dec 19 Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer (Arsenal, Chilean national team), born in Tocopilla, Chile
  • Dec 19 Peter Winn, English footballer
  • Dec 25 Eric Gordon, American basketball guard (NBA 6th Man of the Year, NBA 3-Point Contest champion 2017; Houston Rockets), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dec 27 Rick Porcello, American baseball player
  • Dec 29 Agnes Szavay, Hungarian tennis player, born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary

About 1988

How Old? 33 or 34 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Feb 16), Dragon (Feb 17 - Dec 31)