On This Day

Year 1969 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 710

  • Mar 30 Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mar 31 Steve Smith, American NBA guard (14 NBA seasons, Olympic gold 2000), born in Highfield Park, MI
  • Apr 1 Arnaud Boetsch, French tennis player (Davis Cup 1996) and broadcaster (France Télévisions), born in Meulam France
  • Apr 1 Kevin Dean, American ice hockey defenseman (Stanley Cup, NJ Devils; NHL All Star 1995) and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Apr 3 Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Apr 3 Rodney Hampton, American football player, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 4 Anthony Tucker, American basketball forward (NY Knicks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 4 Carlos Reyes, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 4 Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
  • Apr 4 Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
  • Apr 4 Karren Brady, English sporting executive, TV personality and business executive (The Apprentice UK, Birmingham City F.C.), born in Edmonton, London
  • Apr 6 Andy Harmon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 6 Bret Boone, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in El Cajon, California
  • Apr 6 Brian Williams, NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • Apr 7 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Apr 7 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 7 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 7 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 8 Steve Jackson, American NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 9 Amy Feng, Chinese born-American table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Tianjin, China
  • Apr 9 Karl Krikken, English cricketer (Derbyshire 1989-, wicketkeeper), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • Apr 9 Timothy Young, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Dennis Vial, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 10 Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter, born in Karditsa, Greece
  • Apr 11 Gavin Briant, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Apr 11 J Nick Adamson, Freeport Bahamas, US laser sailor (Olymp-21st-1996)
  • Apr 11 Janeth Arcain, Brazilian basketball forward (Houston Comets), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 11 Jesse Campbell, American football safety (NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Washington, North Carolina
  • Apr 12 Michael Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 1996; Baltimore Ravens), born in Tangipahoa, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • Apr 14 Brad Ausmus, American catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Apr 14 Brad Pennington, American pitcher (California Angels), born in Salem, Indiana
  • Apr 14 David Archibald, Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • Apr 14 Mark Macon, American NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Apr 14 Tim Roberts, American NFL defensive end (NE Patriots), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 15 Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Westminster, California
  • Apr 15 Michael Jones, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr 15 Phillippi Sparks, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Apr 16 Fernando Viña, Cuban-American infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Apr 18 Vladimir Tsyplakov, Belarusian NHL left wing (LA Kings, Belarus 1998), born in Inta, Soviet Union
  • Apr 20 Jan van Halst, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Apr 21 Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 21 Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 22 Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 22 George Williams, Lacrosse WI, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • Apr 22 Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 22 Dion Dublin, English footballer
  • Apr 23 Martín López-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Apr 23 Nadeem Shahid, English cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Apr 23 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • Apr 24 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek football goalkeeper, born in Kozani, Greece
  • Apr 25 Darren Woodson, American NFL safety (5 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1992, 93, 95; Dallas Cowboys), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 25 Gavin Bruk-Jackson, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
  • Apr 25 Nir Shental, Israeli Men's 470 sailor (Olympic 15th-1996), born in Jaffa, Israel
  • Apr 25 Sanjeeva Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman 1994-97), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Apr 25 Travis Fryman, American baseball infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Apr 25 Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Apr 27 Brett Steven, New Zealand tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 27 Francine McRae, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 27 Tyrone Rodgers, American football defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Longview, Texas
  • Apr 27 Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer, born in Lithgow, Australia
  • Apr 28 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, basketball center (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Apr 30 Dexter Rogers, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • May 2 Brian Lara, West Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (131 Tests; WR Test score 400no 2004; 11,953 runs @ 52.88; 34 x 100; 299 ODIs), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • May 2 Glen Young, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • May 3 Karen Kraft, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Mateo, California
  • May 4 Micah Aivazoff, Armenian-descent Canadian ice hockey player, born in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 5 Bryan Ivie, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
  • May 6 Mark Thomas, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)
  • May 6 Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
  • May 7 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player (11 x WTA titles; World #6 1990), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • May 7 Melanie Valerio, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 8 Brad Culpepper, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 8 Duane Forde, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • May 8 Swift Burch, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 8 Akebono Taro, sumo wrestler
  • May 9 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 9 Renn Crichlow, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 10 Curtis Whitley, NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)
  • May 10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • May 10 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 11 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
  • May 13 Lyle Mouton, American outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • May 14 Sabine Schmitz, German professional motor racing driver, and television personality (Top Gear), born in n Adenau, West Germany (d. 2021)

Person of interestEmmitt Smith

May 15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL Running Back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
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  • May 15 Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • May 15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
  • May 16 Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • May 17 Aaron Ruffin, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • May 17 Craig Erickson, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
  • May 17 Ujesh Ranchod, cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)
  • May 19 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 19 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • May 19 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • May 20 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • May 21 Reid Simpson, Canadian NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Flin Flon, Canada
  • May 21 Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • May 23 Pat Hurst, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998), born in San Leandro, California

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport