Birthdays in Sport on January 14

  • January
  • 1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1921 Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Don Garlits, American racing driver (1st drag racer over 200mph for 1/4 mile), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, Soviet 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972), born in Krasnoye Selo, Russia
  • 1936 Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), born in Münster, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Ken Higgs, English cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68), born in Kidsgrove, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Gibby Gilbert, American golfer (Masters 1980 runner-up), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1942 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia
  • 1942 Dave Campbell, American baseball player, born in Manistee, Michigan
  • 1944 Graham Marsh, Australian golfer, course designer (US Senior Open 1997, The Tradition 1999), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
  • 1947 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1947 Rubén Olivares, Mexican boxer (4-division world champion), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1951 Gil Pak Jong, North Korean judoka (Olympic-1976)

  • 1954 Jim Duggan, American wrestler, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1959 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
  • 1964 Sergei Nemchinov, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964 Ernest Miller, American wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1965 Dave Lowry, American NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1966 Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Terry Wooden, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1968 Fred[ric] Honebein, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Ruel Fox, English footballer, born in Ipswich, United Kingdom
  • 1969 David Webb, American WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1969 Martin Bicknell, American cricketer (England pace bowler 1993), born in Guildford, California
  • 1969 Rico Smith, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns), born in Compton, California
  • 1970 Eric Charron, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Verdun, Quebec
  • 1970 Steve Cooke, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • 1970 Tyrone Hughes, American NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971 Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer, born in Arta, Greece
  • 1972 Kyle Brady, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1972 Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist, born in Šilutė, Lithuania
  • 1973 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Lethon Flowers, American NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1973 Rod Myers, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in Conroe, Texas
  • 1973 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1974 Hugues Legault, Canadian 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1974 Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 Nancy Napolski, American sports shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Hinsdale, Idaho
  • 1975 Marcel Koning, Dutch football player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1977 Terry Ryan, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in St. John's, Canada
  • 1978 Shawn Crawford, American sprinter, born in Van Wyck, South Carolina
  • 1980 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1980 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1980 Ossama Haidar, Lebanese soccer player
  • 1980 Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1982 Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper, born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
  • 1983 Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist, born in Bastogne, Belgium
  • 1984 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player, born in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • 1986 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player