Birthdays in Sport on February 1

  • 1910 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
  • 1915 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1922 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • 1931 Madeline Berthod, Swiss downhill skier (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1938 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • 1940 Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 1941 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Franco Nones, Italian 30K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1942 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • 1944 Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
  • 1944 Paul Blair, Cushing, OK, MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star
  • 1948 Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)
  • 1953 Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • 1955 Ernie Camacho, baseball player
  • 1956 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958 Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (British Open Amateur 1979)
  • 1958 Luther Blissett, English footballer
  • 1959 Carolyn Hill, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1959 Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
  • 1959 Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1961 Gina Hull, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1965 David Callaghan, cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
  • 1966 Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan/US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966 Michelle Akers, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1966 Rob Lee, English footballer
  • 1967 Tim Naehring, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968 George Quigley Jr, skeet (Olympics-1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968 Javier Sanchez, Spanish tennis star
  • 1968 Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)
  • 1968 Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Bryan Jacob, Palatka Fla, 59 kg (130 lbs) weightlifter (Oly-1992, 96)
  • 1969 John Moore, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1969 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
  • 1970 Eric Mobley, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Malik Sealy, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1970 Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1971 Ajay Jadeja, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • 1971 Derek Byrd, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Robert O'Neal, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Tommy Salo, Surahammar SWE, NHL goalie (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • 1971 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1972 Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1972 Richard Becker, Aurora IL, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1972 Carlton Bruner, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1973 Andrew DeClercq, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Elena Makarova, tennis star (1993 Futures-Val), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1973 Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1974 Walter McCarty, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1974 Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist, born in Béjar, Spain
  • 1974 David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
  • 1975 Martijn Reuser, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1977 Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
  • 1980 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1980 Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • 1981 Luis Lamá, Angolan footballer
  • 1981 Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
  • 1981 Rob Austin, British racing driver
  • 1982 Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1983 Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
  • 1983 Kevin Martin, American basketball player
  • 1984 Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
  • 1985 Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1987 Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1987 Ronda Rousey American athlete (UFC Champion), born in Riverside, California