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Birthdays in Sport in 1997

  • Jan 7 Lamar Jackson Jr., American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2016, Louisville; Pro Bowl 2019, Baltimore Ravens), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Jan 13 Connor McDavid, Canadian NHL centre (1st pick 2015 Draft by Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Jan 13 Egan Bernal, Colombian cyclist (Tour de France 2019), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Mar 10 Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player (Hopman Cup 2018-19 [with Roger Federer]), born in Flawil, Switzerland

Person of interestSimone Biles

Mar 14 Simone Biles, American gymnast (Olympic gold floor, team, vault, all-round 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Person of interestKatie Ledecky

Mar 17 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 2016), born in Washington, D.C.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky
  • Apr 3 Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, Brazilian football player (Manchester City, Brazil national team), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 20 Alexander Zverev, German tennis player (ATP Finals 2018), born in Hamburg, Germany

Person of interestLydia Ko

Apr 24 Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer, (Evian C'ship 2015, ANA Inspiration 2016), born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • Aug 7 Kyler Murray, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2018, U of Oklahoma; 2019 NFL Draft #1 pick Arizona Cardinals), born in Bedford, Texas
  • Aug 22 Eddie Williams, American pastor and former fullback (Cleveland Browns), born in San Mateo, California
  • Sep 10 Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2016), born in Smiths Falls, Ontario

Person of interestNaomi Osaka

Oct 16 Naomi Osaka, Japanese tennis player (US Open 2018), born in Osaka, Japan

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka
Tennis Player
Naomi Osaka

About 1997

How Old? 22 or 23 years old
Generation: Generation Z

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 6), Ox (Feb 7 - Dec 31)