Birthdays in Sport on January 9

  • 1849 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • 1871 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1914 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1934 Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
  • 1935 Dick Enberg, sportscaster (Where's Huddles), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1956 David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
  • 1959 Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1959 Mark Martin, American race car driver
  • 1960 David Peoples, American golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open), born in Augusta, Maine
  • 1960 Lisa Walters, Canadian LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93), born in Prince Rupert British Columbia
  • 1964 Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
  • 1965 Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1965 Carin Garbarra, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1965 Cindy Brooks, East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Darren Bennett, NFL punter (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965 Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
  • 1965 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1965 Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1967 Jamie Huscroft, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Creston, British Columbia
  • 1967 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
  • 1968 Jimmy Adams, cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992)
  • 1968 Katie Anderson, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1968 Mardi Lunn, Australian LPGA golfer (1991 Thailand Open), born in Liverpool, New South Wales
  • 1969 Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Graciela Schutt, WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1971 Bill Schroeder, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Oly-15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971 Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1972 Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider and businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1973 Aaron Holbert, US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1973 Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
  • 1974 Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)
  • 1974 Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1975 Justin Huish, Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)
  • 1975 Mariano Friedick, Tarzana California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1976 Amy Safe, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Radek Bonk, Koprivnice Cze, NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech)
  • 1978 Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer
  • 1978 Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Chad Johnson, American football player
  • 1980 Sergio García Fernández, Spanish professional golfer (31 tour victories), born in Borriol, Spain
  • 1981 Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
  • 1987 Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian and Liverpool Footballer
  • 1987 Sam Bird, English racing driver
  • 1989 Michaella Krajicek, Dutch tennis player