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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, American 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; FedEx Cup 2016, 19), 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
  • Jun 11 Maya Moore, American basketball player (Minnesota Lynx), born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 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, most capped for Wales (2018), born in Newport, Wales
  • 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

Person of interestThomas Müller

Sep 13 Thomas Müller, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, West Germany

Football Star Thomas Müller
Football Star
Thomas Müller
  • Sep 14 Tony Finau, American golfer (Ryder Cup 2018; British Open 2019 3rd), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sep 14 Jimmy Butler, American NBA player (Chicago Bulls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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 11 Adam Rippon, America ice skater (2018 Winter Olympics), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 Jake Livermore, English footballer
  • Nov 24 Johnny Exantus, Haitian 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? 31 or 32 years old
Generation: Millennial

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