On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1991

Peter Burling

Jan 1 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 49er class 2016, silver 2012, 20; helmsman America's Cup 2017, 21; ISAF World Sailor of the Year 2015, 17), born in Tauranga, New Zealand

  • Jan 2 Josh Taylor, Scottish boxer (undisputed world light-welterweight title 2021), born in Prestonpans, Scotland
  • 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

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Feb 11 Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Canadian NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, NY Jets), born in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec

  • Mar 17 Cordarrelle Patterson 'The Flash', American NFL player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Mar 21 Antoine Griezmann, French football player (Atlético Madrid, French national team), born in Mâcon, France
  • Mar 29 N'Golo Kante, French footballer (Chelsea), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 6 Alexandra Popp, German football player (German captain), born in Witten, Germany
  • Apr 21 Max Chilton, British Formula One and IndyCar racing driver, born in Redhill, England
  • 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 23 Aaron Donald, American NFL football defensive end, Defensive Rookie of the Year, 7x Pro Bowls, 3x Defensive Player of the Year (St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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 3 Yordano Ventura, Dominican MLB pitcher (Kansas City Royals), born in Samaná, Dominican Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 Ben Stokes, English cricket all-rounder (HS 258, BB 6/22; Durham CCC), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jun 19 Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player
  • Jun 24 Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatari athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Doha, Qatar
  • 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 3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russian tennis player (French Open 2021 runner-up), born in Samara, Russia
  • Jul 8 Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer (Liverpool FC, Netherlands national team captain), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Jul 8 Devon Conway, New Zealand cricket batsman (7th batsman in history to score a double century on Test debut; 200 v England 2021), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 12 James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer (Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Colombia national team), born in Cúcuta, Colombia
  • Jul 12 Pablo Carreño Busta, Spanish tennis player (Davis Cup 2019; US Open doubles 2016 runner-up), born in Gijón, Spain
  • Aug 18 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball center (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England
  • Aug 31 Shi Tingmao, Chinese diver (4 x Olympic gold 3m springboard, 3m synchro 2016, 2020; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Chongqing, China
  • 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? 30 or 31 years old
Generation: Millennial

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