Birthdays in Sport on January 19

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  • 1878 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1913 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1919 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1922 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1930 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • 1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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1940 Mary Mills, American golfer (US Open 1963, PGA 1964, 73), born in Laurel, Mississippi

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1944 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1949 Dennis Taylor, British professional snooker player & snooker commentator (1985 World Championship), born in Coalisland, United Kingdom
  • 1953 Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player & politician, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1954 Steve DeBerg, American NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1957 Ottis Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1960 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1962 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1962 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist, born in Valkenswaard, Netherlands
  • 1963 Michael Adams, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965 Ricky Reynolds, American NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1966 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Ronnie Williams, American NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins), born in Cefneithin, United Kingdom (d. 1997)
  • 1966 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • 1966 Sylvain Cote, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1968 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1969 Andrew Murray Stone, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Junior Seau, American NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Luc Longley, Australian NBA center (Chicago Bulls), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1969 Orlando Palmeiro, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1969 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer, born in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • 1969 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer, born in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland
  • 1970 Rick Krivda, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 T. J. Mathews, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Columbia, Illinois
  • 1970 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete, born in Beveren, Belgium
  • 1971 Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1971 Reggie Brooks, American NFL running back (Washington Redskins), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1972 Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan
  • 1973 Chris Stynes, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • 1973 Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 200fre/400fre/4x200m 1992), born in Volzhsky, Russia
  • 1974 Amaury Telemaco, Dominican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Higüey, Dominican Republic

  • 1974 Gregory Playfair, Dutch football player (PSV), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1974 Tarik Oulida, Dutch football player (Ajax/Seville), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1974 Walter Jones, American football offensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aliceville, Alabama
  • 1974 Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer, born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • 1975 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Sky Christopherson, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1976 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver, born in Paraná, Brazil
  • 1977 Annie Miller, American tennis player (1995 Darmstadt Germany), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1977 Lauren, Cameroonian footballer, born in Kribi, Cameroon
  • 1979 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish football player, born in Lazkao, Spain
  • 1979 Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast, born in Belgorod, Russia
  • 1980 Jenson Button, English Formula One driver (World Championship 2009), born in Frome, England
  • 1981 Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer, born in Barakaldo, Spain
  • 1981 Lucho González, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1982 Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player, born in West Islip, New York
  • 1984 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
  • 1984 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player, born in Baden bei Wien, Austria
  • 1985 Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1985 Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1987 Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer, born in Yerevan, Armenia
  • 1991 Tommy Fleetwood, British golfer (US Open runner-up 2018; Ryder Cup 2018), born in Southport, England
  • 1992 Shawn Johnson, American artistic gymnast, born in Des Moines, Iowa