On This Day

Year 1970 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 798

  • Apr 6 Oliver Miller, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 6 Olaf Kolzig, German NHL goalie and coach (Germany, Washington Capitals), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Apr 6 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • Apr 7 Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 7 Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, 1992-2000), born in Orange, Texas
  • Apr 8 Derek D. Brown, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 8 Harold Bishop, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns), born in Booneville, Mississippi
  • Apr 9 Chuck Bradley, American NFL offensive tackle (BC Lions, Barcelona Dragons), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • Apr 9 Neal Caloia, American marksman (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • Apr 10 Enrico Ciccone, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 10 J. J. McCleskey, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Apr 10 Sean Gilbert, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Wesley "Wes" Barnett, American Olympic weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • Apr 11 Joe Vitiello, infielder (KC Royals), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Apr 11 Sean Bergman, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Apr 11 Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • Apr 13 Eddie Robinson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 13 Monty Brown, American professional wrestler and NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Apr 13 Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer, born in Coatbridge, Scotland
  • Apr 14 Brian Stablein, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 14 Jan Siemerink, Dutch tennis star, born in Rijnsburg, Netherlands
  • Apr 14 Steve Avery, American pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Trenton, Michigan
  • Apr 15 Darrin Smith, American NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles; Super Bowl 1993, 95), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 16 Ian Franklin, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Morgan City, Louisiana
  • Apr 16 Steve Emtman, American NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Apr 16 Walt Williams, American NBA forward and guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Carl Simpson, American NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Vidalia, Georgia
  • Apr 18 François Leroux, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada
  • Apr 18 Heike Friedrich, East German swimmer (world record 200m), born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Sachsen
  • Apr 18 Peter Giles, Canadian kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • Apr 18 William Roaf, American NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Apr 18 Rico Brogna, American MLB baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts
  • Apr 19 Kelly Holmes, British athlete (Olympics gold 800/1,500m 2004), born in Hildenborough, England
  • Apr 21 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 21 Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Apr 22 Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 23 Cristiano Caratti, Italian tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles), born in Acqui Terme, Italy
  • Apr 24 Damien Fleming, Australian cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut), born in Bentley, Perth, Australia
  • Apr 24 Emanuela Zardo, Swiss tennis star
  • Apr 25 Corwin Brown, American NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 Steve Tovar, American NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • Apr 27 Mikiko Hagiwara, Japanese basketball player, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • Apr 27 Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Apr 28 Jason Belser, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 28 Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Apr 28 Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)
  • Apr 28 Richard Fromberg, Australia, tennis star
  • Apr 28 Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer

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Apr 29 Andre Agassi, American tennis player (Olympic gold 1996, 8 Grand Slam titles), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Apr 29 Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 29 J R Phillips, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in West Covina, California
  • Apr 29 Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Apr 29 Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 William Martin III, finn sailor (Olympics 23rd-1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Apr 30 Brad Layton, Seymour Ind, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 1 Alex Van Pelt, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and QB coach ; GB Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 1 Damon Diletti, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992; Champions Trophy gold 1999), born in Perth, West Australia
  • May 3 Alexia Dechaume-Balleret, French tennis star (1992 Aust), born in La Rochelle, France
  • May 3 Ted Crowley, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • May 4 Dawn Staley, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 5 Harold Nash, American CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 5 LaPhonso Ellis, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • May 5 Juan Acevedo, Mexican baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • May 6 Emerson Martin, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers)
  • May 7 Mark Smith, American outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 7 Sebastien Britten, Canadian figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ), born in Brossard, Quebec
  • May 8 Christine Stark, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 8 Marco Heering, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • May 8 Michael Bevan, cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty batsman)
  • May 9 Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • May 11 Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • May 11 Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics 1996)
  • May 12 Andreas Hestler, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • May 12 Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003; 17 PGA Tour titles; first to shoot 58 2016), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • May 12 Mike Weir, Canadian golfer (US Masters 2003), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 12 Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 12 Todd Hallett, Canadian rower (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia
  • May 13 Mark Beaufait, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 13 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 13 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 15 Artie Smith, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • May 15 Cory Philpot, CFL running back (BC Lions)
  • May 15 Desmond Howard, College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1991, U of Michigan; Super Bowl MVP 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 15 Frank de Boer, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
  • May 15 Keith Tower, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • May 15 Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 15 Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • May 15 Tony Brown, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 16 Eric Lynch, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • May 16 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player (US Open 1990), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 17 Alan Wetmore, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 17 Derrick Deese, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • May 17 Hubert Davis, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NY Knicks)
  • May 17 Jim Cummins, Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • May 17 Jodie Rogers, Australian diver (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 17 John Karelse, soccer player (NAC)
  • May 17 Renzo Furlan, Italian tennis star
  • May 17 Stefania Croce, Italian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2000 runner-up), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • May 17 Todd Mundt, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • May 17 Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter

Deaths in Sport