On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1996

  • Feb 11 Daniil Medvedev, Russian tennis player (US Open 2019 runner-up; Australian Open 2021 runner-up), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 1 Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m [WR 4:28.43] & 200m individual medley 2012; World C'ships gold 200m medley 2011, 19), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Mar 20 Charley Hull, British golfer (ANA Inspiration 2016 runner-up), born in Kettering, England
  • Mar 23 Alexander Albon, Thai-British Formula One racing driver (Red Bull Racing), born in London
  • Apr 12 Georgia Hall, British golfer (British Open 2018), born in Bournemouth, England
  • Apr 24 Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player (French Open 2019; WTA Finals 2019, World #1 2019), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • May 27 Minjee Lee, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2017 3rd, 5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Perth, West Australia
  • Jun 21 Scottie Scheffler, American golfer (12th to make 59 on PGA Tour 2020), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Jul 1 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 20 Ben Simmons, Australian basketball point guard (2016 NBA Draft: #1 pick Philadelphia 76ers), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aug 16 Caleb Dressel, American swimmer (7 gold medals World Championships 2017; 6 gold 2019), born in Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Sep 12 Joshua Cheptegei, Ugandan long-distance runner (5,000m WR 12:35.35; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2019; World Cross Country gold 2019), born in Kapsewui, Uganda
  • Dec 10 Joe Burrow, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2019; National C'ship 2020, MVP; LSU), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Dec 20 Hannah Green, Australian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2019), born in Perth, Western Australia

About 1996

How Old? 24 or 25 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 6), Pig (Jan 31 - Dec 31)