Birthdays in Sport on January 5

  • 1864 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
  • 1920 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • 1926 Claude (Buddy) Young, NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
  • 1928 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • 1931 Walter Davis, American running high jumper (Olympic gold 1952)

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1932 Chuck Noll, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • 1934 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
  • 1938 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • 1938 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
  • 1939 Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1941 Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
  • 1941 Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)

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1941 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1943 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Tommie Smith, American 200m dash (Olympic gold 1968) [or Jun 5]
  • 1945 Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1947 Mercury Morris, American football player
  • 1948 Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
  • 1951 Steve Arnold, English footballer
  • 1957 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1960 Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1960 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
  • 1961 Curt Bader, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • 1962 Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987)
  • 1962 Danny Jackson, US baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals)
  • 1962 Donald John Cowie, yachting Star class (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1963 Jeff Fassero, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1964 John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
  • 1964 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1965 Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • 1966 Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Chris Nabholz, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1967 J B Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1968 Jean Zedlitz, LPGA golfer (1994 Children's Med-14th), born in Stockton, California
  • 1968 Joe Juneau, Pont-rouge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Leila Meskhi, Tbilisi Georgia SSR, tennis star (1995 Hobart)
  • 1968 Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
  • 1969 David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1969 Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • 1970 James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Jason Bates, Downey CA, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1972 Joseph Patton, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974 Calvin Collins, center/guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Michelle Scerri, Australian golfer (1995 Tasmanian), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1975 Warrick Dunn, running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1976 Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver
  • 1979 Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • 1981 Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1983 Sean Dockery, American basketball player
  • 1989 Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer