On This Day

Year 1969 in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 710

  • Jul 25 Andrea Wieland, American field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 25 Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 26 Greg Colbrunn, American MLB infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Fontana, California
  • Jul 26 Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Jul 26 Marc Boutte, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jul 27 Jason Woolley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 27 Linda Burgess, American basketball forward (L.A. Sparks), born in Madison, Alabama
  • Jul 28 Garth Snow, American hockey goalie (Olympics 1994, Flyers), born in Wrentham Massachusetts
  • Jul 28 Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jul 28 Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
  • Jul 28 Wendi Simmons, American heptathlete, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Jul 28 Dana White, American Ultimate Fighting Championship President, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Jul 29 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 30 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • Jul 30 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 31 Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 1 Graham Thorpe, English cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993), born in Farnham, Surrey, England
  • Aug 1 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 2 Cedric Ceballos, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Maui, Hawaii,
  • Aug 2 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen), born in Curaçao
  • Aug 2 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer, born in Espinho, Portugal
  • Aug 3 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 4 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 4 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 5 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
  • Aug 5 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
  • Aug 5 Kenny Irwin Jr., American auto racer (USAC National Midget Champion 1996; NASCAR 87 starts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 6 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • Aug 6 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • Aug 6 Mike Budenholzer, American basketball head coach (Milwaukee Bucks 2018-19; Atlanta Hawks 2013-18; NBA Coach of the Year 2015, 19), born in Holbrook, Arizona
  • Aug 7 Keith Cash, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 8 Jerome Henderson, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets) and coach/executive (NY Jets), born in Statesville, North Carolina
  • Aug 9 Troy Percival, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fontana, California
  • Aug 10 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Aug 11 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Aug 12 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 12 Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
  • Aug 13 Alex Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 13 Midori Ito, Japanese ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 14 Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer, born in Aarhus, Denmark
  • Aug 15 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 15 James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Aug 15 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 15 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 16 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 16 Carl Henkel, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • Aug 17 Christian Laettner, American NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Olympic gold 1992), born in Angola, New York
  • Aug 17 Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals) and sports announcer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 17 Maria Strandlund, Swedish tennis star (1987 Futures NOR), born in Akersberga Sweden
  • Aug 18 Isaac Austin, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Gridley, California
  • Aug 19 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • Aug 19 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 20 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 20 Francisco Torres, Mexican actor (Los diez pasos), born in Mexico
  • Aug 21 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic (d. 2000)
  • Aug 21 Josee Chouinard, Canadian figure skater (Olympic-9th-1994), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 22 Hipolito Pichardo, Dominican pitcher (KC Royals), born in Jicomé, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 22 Maurice Graef, Dutch soccer player (VVW, Roda JC), born in Horn, Netherlands
  • Aug 23 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 25 Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer (British Open 2009), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 25 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • Aug 26 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 26 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • Aug 26 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Aug 27 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 27 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • Aug 27 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

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Aug 28 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

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  • Aug 29 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Aug 31 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Aug 31 Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Aug 31 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 31 Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
  • Sep 1 Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
  • Sep 2 Shani Waugh, Australian golfer (US Open 2002 3rd), born in Bunbury West Australia
  • Sep 2 Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Sep 3 Keith Traylor, American NFL defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1997-98, 2004), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sep 5 Leonardo Araujo, Brazilian footballer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sep 5 Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • Sep 6 Aaron Pierce, American NFL halfback (NY Giants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 6 Doug Pirini, New Zealand decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 6 Ben Finegold, American chess player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 6 Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete (won two ITU Triathlon World Championships), born in Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
  • Sep 7 Darren Bragg, American outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Sep 7 Rudy Galindo, American figure skater, born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 8 Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Ambuquí, Ecuador
  • Sep 8 Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer (Nottingham Forest), born in Vadsø, Norway
  • Sep 8 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, born in Mancot, Flintshire, Wales (d. 2011)
  • Sep 9 Sean Rooks, American basketball center (LA Lakers), born in New York City, New York
  • Sep 10 Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 10 Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Sep 11 Tracy Scroggins, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • Sep 11 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 12 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer (US Open 2007, US Masters 2009), born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Sep 12 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer (3 PGA Tour titles; Presidents Cup 1998, 2000), born in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture
  • Sep 13 Shane Warne, Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport