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, Austrian-born opera impresario (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Derek Allhusen, English equestrian (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • 1934 Bart Starr, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1935 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1956 David Smith, English cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986), born in Balham, London
  • 1959 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
  • 1959 Mark Martin, American stock car racing driver, born in Batesville, Arkansas
  • 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, Dominican outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants), born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1965 Carin Garbarra, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1965 Darren Bennett, Australian AFL player and NFL punter (San Diego Chargers), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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, American NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1966 Jimmie Jones, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1967 Dave Mcllwain, Canadian NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Seaforth, Canada
  • 1967 Jamie Huscroft, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Creston, British Columbia
  • 1967 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1968 Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992), born in Port Maria, Jamaica
  • 1968 Katie Anderson, Canadian 100m hurdler (Olympic 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-American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1969 Johanna Ikonen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Eno, Finland
  • 1970 Graciela Schutt, American WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1971 Bill Schroeder, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971 Scott Thornton, Canadian NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in London, Canada
  • 1972 Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • 1972 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972 Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1973 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Torrance, California
  • 1973 Ronald Hamming, Dutch football player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard), born in Zeegse, Netherlands
  • 1974 Craig Wishart, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1974 Jamain Stephens, American NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lumberton, North Carolina
  • 1975 Justin Huish, American archer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1975 Mariano Friedick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tarzana, California
  • 1975 Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1976 Amy Safe, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1976 Radek Bonk, Czech NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech), born in Krnov, Czech Republic
  • 1978 Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer, born in Corigliano Calabro, Italy
  • 1978 Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Chandler, Canada
  • 1978 Chad Johnson, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1980 Sergio García Fernández, Spanish professional golfer (31 tour victories), born in Borriol, Spain
  • 1981 Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer, born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1987 Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian football player, born in Dourados, Brazil
  • 1987 Sam Bird, English racing driver, born in Roehampton, London
  • 1989 Michaella Krajicek, Dutch tennis player, born in Delft, Netherlands