On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on January 13

  • 1886 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Paul Smart, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1933 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • 1939 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
  • 1941 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1944 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m medley 1960), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947 Peter Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1947 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 1948 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • 1950 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • 1953 Bob Baffert, American Racing Hall of Fame trainer (Triple Crown 2015, 18), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • 1957 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1957 Mark O'Meara, American golfer (US Masters, British Open 1988), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • 1958 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star

  • 1960 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1961 Kelly Hrudey, Canadian NHL goalie, 1983-98 (NY Islanders; LA Kings), and broadcaster, born Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1961 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1962 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1962 Kevin Mitchell, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1989; MLB All Star 1989, 90; SF Giants), born in San Diego, California
  • 1966 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 1968 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968 Mike Whitlow, English footballer
  • 1969 Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1969 John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Katarzyna Nowak, tennis star (1994 Futures France), born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1969 Kevin Foster, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1969 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Stephen Hendry, Scottish professional snooker player (record 7 World Championships), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1970 Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1970 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), born in Cesena, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1972 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

  • 1972 Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast (6 Olympic gold medals Barcelona 1992), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1973 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1974 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 Sergei Brylin, NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1975 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Gary Brent, cricketer (Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996)
  • 1977 James Posey, American basketball player
  • 1980 Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
  • 1980 Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • 1980 Michael Rupp, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 Reggie Brown, American football player
  • 1981 Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
  • 1982 Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
  • 1983 Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
  • 1986 Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • 1987 Jack Johnson [John Johnson III], American NHL Hockey Player (Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1989 Bryan Arguez, American soccer player
  • 1997 Connor McDavid, Canadian NHL centre (1st pick 2015 Draft by Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1997 Egan Bernal, Colombian cyclist (Tour de France 2019), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1999 Nasa Hataoka, Japanese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2018 runner-up), born in Ibaraki, Japan