On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1995

  • Jan 12 Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), born in Tembisa, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Jan 18 Leonard Fournette, American NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 10 Lexi Thompson, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2014), born in Coral Springs, Florida
  • Feb 17 Madison Keys, American tennis player (US Open runner-up 2017), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Feb 19 Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball center (NBA MVP 2001, 02; NBA All Star 2019-22; fastest NBA triple-double 14:33s 2018; Denver Nuggets), born in Sombor, Serbia
  • Feb 23 Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball small forward (2014 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 10 Zach LaVine, American NBA player (Chicago Bulls), born in Renton, Washington
  • Mar 17 Claressa Shields, American professional boxer (only boxer to hold all four major world titles simultaneously in two weight classes), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Mar 30 Tao Geoghegan Hart, British road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 2020), born in London, England
  • Apr 12 Jennifer Brady, American tennis player (Australian Open 2021 runner-up), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 14 Baker Mayfield, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2017, U of Oklahoma; 2018 NFL Draft #1 pick Cleveland Browns), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 27 Nick Kyrgios, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles [Thanasi Kokkinakis] 2022; Wimbledon 2022 runner-up; Hopman Cup 2016), born in Canberra, Australia
  • May 9 Beth Mead, English footballer (Arsenal), born in Whitby, England
  • May 10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16; 4 x WRs), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 10 Gabriella Papadakis, French ice dancer (Olympic gold [Guillaume Cizeron] 2022; World C'ship gold 2015–16, 18–19, 22), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • May 25 Kagiso Rabada, South African cricketer (fast bowler for South Africa), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 29 Nicholas Latifi, Iranian-Canadian racing driver (Formula One), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 5 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Jul 7 Ko Jin-young, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration, Evian C'ship 2019), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 10 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian soccer striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner 2018; Olympique Lyonnais FC), born in Molde, Norway
  • Jul 14 Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer (Evian C'ship 2014), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 14 Serge Gnabry, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jul 20 Shaquem Griffin, American one-handed NFL player, 2018-20 (Seattle Seahawks), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jul 22 Ezekiel Elliott, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Alton, Illinois
  • Jul 24 Travell Mazion, American boxer (WBC-NABF super welterweight title 2020), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Aug 2 Kristaps Porziņģis, Latvian basketball center (NBA All-Star 2018; NY Knicks, Dallas Mavericks), born in Liepāja, Latvia
  • Sep 1 Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey center (2013 NHL Draft: #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche; Stanley Cup 2022; 5 x NHL All Star; World C'ship gold 2015), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Patrick Mahomes

Sep 17 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2020; KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas

  • Oct 4 Kim A-lim, South Korean golfer (US Open 2020), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 18 Yui Ohashi, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold women's 200/400m IM 2021), born in Hikone, Japan
  • Oct 21 Yulimar Rojas, Venezuelan athlete (Olympic gold triple jump 2020 WR 15.67m), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Nov 2 Hanna Öberg, Swedish biathlete (Olympic gold 15k individual 2018; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Kiruna, Lapland
  • Nov 3 Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), born in St, Paul, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • Nov 12 Thomas Lemar, French footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe
  • Nov 15 Karl-Anthony Towns, American basketball center (2015 NBA Draft: #1 pick Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Ariya Jatanugarn, Thai golfer (British Open 2016, US Open 2018), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dec 18 Barbora Krejčíková, Czech tennis player (French Open singles 2021; French Open, Wimbledon doubles 2018; 3 x Australian Open mixed doubles), born in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dec 24 Anett Kontaveit, Estonian tennis player (world #8 2021; WTA finals 2021 runner-up), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dec 31 Gabby Douglas, American gymnast (2012 Olympic champion), born in Newport News, Virginia

About 1995

How Old? 26 or 27 years old
Generation: Millennial

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