Birthdays in Sport on January 7

  • 1875 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic gold 1904)
  • 1875 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • 1890 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • 1911 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • 1913 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • 1916 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • 1918 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • 1920 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • 1924 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • 1926 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), born in Leichhardt, NSW (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
  • 1929 Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1933 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), born in Streetly, England (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player

  • 1942 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1943 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne California, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1944 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
  • 1945 Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1950 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1953 Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
  • 1954 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • 1956 Robin Walton, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1956 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1962 Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1963 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1964 Francisco Maciel, Mexican tennis star
  • 1965 Mark Rushmere, cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
  • 1966 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966 Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)
  • 1967 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • 1967 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Chris Hatcher, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Darryl Williams, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)

  • 1970 Frank "Cliff" Mannon, Amarillo TX, team handball (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Paul McCallum, CFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Claymores, Sask Roughriders)
  • 1970 Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1970 Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
  • 1971 Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
  • 1971 Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Aaron John Mcintosh, sailboard sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1973 Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Ricky Wood, Van Nuys California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Robert Dunn, team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • 1975 Rob Waddell, New Zealand single scull rower (Olympics 1996) and America's Cup sailor (Team NZ), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • 1976 Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
  • 1976 Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 Kevin Mench, American baseball player
  • 1981 Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 Marquis Daniels, American basketball player
  • 1982 Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1982 Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
  • 1982 Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver
  • 1983 Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player
  • 1983 Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
  • 1984 Jon Lester, American baseball player

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1985 Lewis Hamilton, English auto racer (World F1 Champion 2008, 14-15, 17-18), born in Stevenage, England

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
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  • 1986 Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
  • 1987 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), born in San Giovanni Bianco, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1989 Emiliano Insúa, Argentine footballer
  • 1990 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater
  • 1990 Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1991 Eden Hazard, Belgian football player (Chelsea, Belgian national team), born in La Louvière, Belgium