Birthdays in Sport on January 19

  • 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

Person of interestMary Mills

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 and snooker commentator (1985 World Championship), born in Coalisland, United Kingdom
  • 1954 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • 1957 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1960 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), Eastern St Louis
  • 1962 Chris Sabo, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • 1963 Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Anthony Young, American baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966 Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • 1966 Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1969 Andrew Murray Stone, Open 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1969 Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
  • 1969 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
  • 1969 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
  • 1970 Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1970 T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
  • 1971 Jeff Juden, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1971 Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • 1974 Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1974 Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • 1974 Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
  • 1974 Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
  • 1975 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Sky Christopherson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1976 Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1977 Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • 1977 Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
  • 1979 Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
  • 1980 Jenson Button, English Formula One driver (World Championship 2009), born in Frome, England
  • 1981 Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Lucho González, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
  • 1984 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
  • 1985 Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1987 Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
  • 1991 Tommy Fleetwood, British golfer (US Open runner-up 2018), born in Southport, England
  • 1992 Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion