On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1989

  • Jan 1 Jason Pierre-Paul, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 2011-12; Super Bowl 2011, New York Giants), born in Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Jan 3 Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2012; team, all-round 2016; World C'ships 10 x gold), born in Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Jan 3 Ben Matulino, New Zealand rugby league forward (23 caps; NZ Warriors, Wests Tigers), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jan 4 Graham Rahal, American race car driver, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jan 5 Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer, born in Győr, Hungary
  • Jan 7 Emiliano Insúa, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 9 Michaella Krajicek, Dutch tennis player, born in Delft, Netherlands
  • Jan 13 Bryan Arguez, American soccer player
  • Jan 20 Nick Foles, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl LII MVP), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 23 Yani Tseng, Taiwanese golfer (5 major titles; British Open 2010-11), born in Guishan, Republic of China
  • Jan 26 Emily Hughes, American figure skater, born in Great Neck, New York
  • Feb 3 Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
  • Feb 6 Craig Cathcart, Irish soccer defender (45 caps; Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Feb 13 Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer, born in Western Australia, Australia
  • Feb 13 Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Feb 21 Josh Walker, English footballer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

  • Feb 23 Evan Bates, American ice dancer (2015 US Champion), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Feb 24 Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player
  • Mar 1 Carlos Vela, Mexican soccer winger (72 caps; Real Sociedad, Los Angeles FC), born in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Mar 3 Erica Morningstar, Canadian Swimmer, and record holder.
  • Mar 6 Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player (WTA Finals champion 2015), born in Kraków, Poland
  • Mar 16 Theo Walcott, English football player (Arsenal, English national team), born in Stanmore, England
  • Mar 16 Blake Griffin, American NBA forward (LA Clippers, Detroit Pistons), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 20 Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi cricketer

Person of interestJ. J. Watt

Mar 22 J. J. Watt [Justin James], American NFL player (Houston Texans), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin

American Football Player J. J. Watt
American Football Player
J. J. Watt
  • Mar 25 Scott Sinclair, English footballer
  • Mar 26 Von Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 28 Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
  • Mar 28 Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
  • Mar 28 Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer
  • Apr 1 Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch long-track speed skater (Olympic gold team pursuit 2014; World Single Distance C'ship gold 2012, 13, 16, 17), born in Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Israel Folau, Australian Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL player (dual international), born in Minto, New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 7 Franco Di Santo, Argentine Footballer
  • Apr 23 Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player, born in Nuremberg, West Germany
  • Apr 25 Robbie Tarrant, Australian rules football player, born in Mildura, Victoria
  • Apr 25 Michael van Gerwen, Dutch darts player (PDC World Champion 2014, 17, 19), born in Boxtel, Netherlands

  • May 4 Rory McIlroy, Irish golfer (US Open 2011, British Open 2014, PGA C'ship 2012, 14), born in Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • May 6 Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player (WTA Finals champion 2016), born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • May 11 Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
  • May 11 Cam Newton, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2010, Auburn; NFL MVP 2015; Pro Bowl 2011, 13, 15; Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 29 Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 2015, Seattle Seahawks), born in Accra, Ghana
  • May 31 Marco Reus, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Dortmund, West Germany
  • Jun 2 Steve Smith, Australian cricket batsman (Test batting rating of 947, 2nd-highest of all time), born in Sydney, NSW
  • Jun 3 Katie Hoff, American swimmer
  • Jul 1 Daniel Ricciardo, Australian auto racer (Monte Carlo GP 2018), born in Perth, Western Australia

Person of interestAlex Morgan

Jul 2 Alex Morgan, American soccer player (Orlando Pride) and co-captain of the US women's national soccer team, born in San Dimas, California

Soccer Player Alex Morgan
Soccer Player
Alex Morgan
  • Jul 9 Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer, born in Naxos, Greece
  • Jul 16 Gareth Bale, Welsh soccer winger (Tottenham, Real Madrid, Wales), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 17 Marko Todorović, Swiss swimmer and water polo player, born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jul 21 Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
  • Jul 24 Carley Ann McCord, American sports reporter (Cox Sports TV; in-game host New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Jul 28 Amy Yang, South Korean golfer (US Open 2012, 15 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 31 Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player (Australian Open 2012-13), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Aug 3 Jules Bianchi, French auto racer (Marussia Formula 1 Racing Team), born in Nice, France (d. 2015)
  • Aug 5 Shanshan Feng, Chinese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2012), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Aug 8 Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player
  • Aug 9 Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer
  • Aug 10 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
  • Aug 10 Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 14 Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in New Westminster, Canada
  • Aug 26 James Harden, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2018; NBA All-Star 2013–19; Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 2 Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 6 Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer, born in Polygyros, Greece
  • Sep 13 Thomas Müller, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, West Germany
  • Sep 14 Tony Finau, American golfer (Ryder Cup 2018), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sep 21 Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
  • Sep 23 Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
  • Sep 27 Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
  • Sep 28 Mark Randall, English footballer
  • Oct 4 Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater (World C’ship gold singles 2006), born in Bel Air, Maryland
  • Oct 11 Michelle Wie, American golfer (US Open 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oct 30 Nastia Liukin, Russian born American gymnast (2008 Olympic Champion), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Nov 2 Stevan Jovetić, Montenegrin soccer striker (51 caps; Fiorentina, Monaco), born in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Nov 14 Jake Livermore, English footballer
  • Nov 24 Johnny Exantus, Hatian soccer player
  • Dec 2 Matteo Darmian, Italian soccer full-back (36 caps; Torino, Manchester United), born in Legnano, Milan, Italy
  • Dec 4 Pornanong Phatlum, Thai golfer (British Open 2018 runner-up), born in Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Dec 7 Kyle Hendricks, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Dec 8 Drew Doughty, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Canada
  • Dec 21 Mark Ingram Jr., American football running back (Heisman Trophy 2009, U of Alabama; NFL Pro Bowl 2014, 17, 19; New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Dec 29 Nathan Forbes, English football player, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Dec 29 Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player (11 singles titles, only Japanese player ranked in top 10), born in Matsue, Japan
  • Dec 30 Ryan Sheckler, American professional skateboarder

About 1989

How Old? 30 or 31 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Feb 5), Snake (Feb 6 - Dec 31)