On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1991

  • Jan 1 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 49er class 2016; helmsman America's Cup 2017; ISAF World Sailor of the Year 2015, 17), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Jan 6 Nikola Saric, Danish footballer, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jan 7 Eden Hazard, Belgian football player (Chelsea, Belgian national team), born in La Louvière, Belgium
  • Jan 7 Caster Semenya, South African runner (Olympic Gold 2016), born near Polokwane, South Africa
  • Jan 19 Tommy Fleetwood, British golfer (US Open runner-up 2018; Ryder Cup 2018), born in Southport, England
  • Mar 21 Antoine Griezmann, French football player (Atlético Madrid, French national team), born in Mâcon, France
  • Apr 21 Max Chilton, British racing driver, born in Redhill
  • May 1 Marcus Stroman, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2019; Gold Glove 2017; Toronto Blue Jays, NY Mets), born in Medford, New York
  • May 9 Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovar-Albanian judoka (Olympic gold 2016), born in Peć, SFR Yugoslavia
  • May 27 Beauden Barrett, New Zealand rugby union utility back (83 caps; World Male Rugby Player of the Year 2016, 17; Hurricanes 125 games), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • May 28 Alexandre Lacazette, French soccer player, born in Lyon, France
  • Jun 19 Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player
  • Jun 29 Kawhi Leonard, American basketball forward (NBA champion, Finals MVP 2014), born in Los Angeles, CA
  • Jul 1 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 8 Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer (Liverpool FC, Netherlands national team captain), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Jul 12 James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer (Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Colombia national team), born in Cúcuta, Colombia
  • Aug 18 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball center (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England
  • Sep 21 Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • Sep 27 Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
  • Sep 27 Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player (French Open 2018, Wimbledon 2019), born in Constanța, Romania
  • Oct 10 Mariana Pajón, Colombian BMX rider (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Medellin, Colombia
  • Nov 1 Jiang Yuyuan, Chinese gymnast (Olympic teams gold 2008), born in Liuzhou, Guangxi
  • Nov 27 Nur Atikah Nabilah, Singaporean gymnast, born in Singapore
  • Dec 1 Sun Yang, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 1,500m 2012, 200m freestyle 2016), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Dec 6 CoCo Vandeweghe, American tennis player (US Open doubles 2018; US Federation Cup 2017), born in Rancho Santa Fe, California

About 1991

How Old? 28 or 29 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Feb 14), Goat/Sheep (Feb 15 - Dec 31)