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 Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), born in Demorest, Georgia (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
  • 1938 Lou Graham, American golfer (US Open 1975), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1939 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
  • 1942 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1943 Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1944 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator, born in Skedsmo, Norway
  • 1945 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1950 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player, born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1953 Agha Zahid, Pakistani cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1954 Alan Butcher, English cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20), born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • 1956 Rosalyn Bryant, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer, born in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1962 Jeff Montgomery, American baseball player (KC Royals), born in Wellston, Ohio
  • 1963 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • 1964 Francisco Maciel, Mexican tennis star, born in Querétaro, Mexico
  • 1965 Mark Rushmere, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1966 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1966 Randy Burridge, Canadian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Fort Erie, Canada
  • 1966 Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), born in Brits, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • 1967 Guy Hebert, American NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98), born in Troy, New York
  • 1967 Scott Galbraith, American NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1969 Chris Hatcher, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1969 Erric Pegram, American NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1969 Todd Kinchen, American NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Paul McCallum, Canadian football punter and placekicker (Claymores, Sask Roughriders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970 Todd Day, American NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1970 Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola

  • 1972 Aaron John Mcintosh, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Chuck Levy, American football running back (SF 49ers), born in
  • 1972 Donald Brashear, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Bedford, Indiana
  • 1973 Bobby Engram, American football wide receiver (Chicago Bears), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1973 Brian Milne, American fullback (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Ricky Wood, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Troy, New York
  • 1973 Robert Dunn, American 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, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1976 Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1978 Kevin Mench, American baseball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1981 Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Cold Lake, Canada
  • 1981 Marquis Daniels, American basketball player, born in Jasper, Florida
  • 1982 Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1982 Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1982 Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1983 Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1983 Natalie Gulbis, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2006 3rd), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1984 Jon Lester, American baseball player, born in Tacoma, Washington

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

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  • 1986 Grant Leadbitter, English footballer, born in Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
  • 1987 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), born in San Giovanni Bianco, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1989 Emiliano Insúa, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1990 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 1990 Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper, born in Tyrol, Austria
  • 1991 Eden Hazard, Belgian football player (Chelsea, Belgian national team), born in La Louvière, Belgium
  • 1991 Caster Semenya, South African runner (Olympic Gold 2016), born near Polokwane, South Africa