On This Day

Year 1971 in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 822

  • May 4 Luiz Garcia Jr., Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil
  • May 5 Harold Miner, American NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Inglewood, California
  • May 5 Ken Brown, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • May 6 Rob Holmberg, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 7 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 7 Dave Karpa, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • May 7 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • May 8 Reggie Jones, American football wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • May 8 Stephen Ingram, NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 10 Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • May 10 Eric Stock, soccer player (NEC)
  • May 10 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • May 11 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 12 Craig Novitsky, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 13 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 13 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 13 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 15 Scott Shipley, Bremerton Wash, slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • May 15 Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
  • May 16 Khari Jones, Canadian American football player (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores) and coach (Montreal Alouettes), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • May 17 Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 17 Mark Williams, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 17 Shaun Hart, Australian footballer
  • May 18 Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 18 Clifton Sunada, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 18 Craig Hentrich, NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 18 Karyn Bye-Dietz, American ice hockey forward (Olympic Gold-1998 & Silver-2002), born in River Falls, Wisconsin
  • May 18 Lael Perlstrom, Laguna Beach Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
  • May 18 Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • May 18 Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
  • May 19 Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 20 Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998)
  • May 20 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 20 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • May 20 Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • May 20 Tony Stewart, American race car driver
  • May 22 Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • May 22 Troy Barnhart, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in Hanford, California
  • May 23 Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • May 23 Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 23 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
  • May 24 Paul Ragusa, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Bülach, Switzerland
  • May 24 Troy Barnett, American NFL defensive end (NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • May 25 Alan Kline, American NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Tiffin, Ohio
  • May 25 Keith Hamilton, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • May 25 Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions), born in Snyder, Texas
  • May 25 Tim Kroeker, Canadian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 26 Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • May 26 Steven Rice, Canadian NHL right wing (World Junior C'ship gold 1991, captain), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • May 27 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • May 28 Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • May 29 Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer (WBC Super Middleweight title 2001-02), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 30 Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • May 30 Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympic gold 1998)
  • May 30 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 31 Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 31 Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jun 1 Tony Sanneh, American soccer utility (43 caps; Hertha BSC, 1. FC Nürnberg, D.C. United; LA Galaxy), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 3 Aaron Ledesma, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 4 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 4 Roy Janse, tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jun 5 Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 7 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 8 Elena Brioukhovets, Odessa Ukraine, tennis star (finalist 1990 Moscow)
  • Jun 8 Jamie Morgan, Australia, tennis star
  • Jun 8 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL centers (Hamilton Tiger Cats, Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 9 D'Marco Farr, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Jun 9 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 9 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • Jun 9 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer
  • Jun 10 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 10 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • Jun 11 Dion Foxx, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jun 11 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 12 Florencia Labat, Argentine tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 12 Iwan Tomasz, Polish soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord), born in Słupsk, Poland
  • Jun 12 Mark Henry, American 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlifter, born in Silsbee, Texas
  • Jun 12 Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • Jun 12 David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria (d. 2018)
  • Jun 14 Bruce Bowen, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Merced, California
  • Jun 14 Fred Baxter, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Brundidge, Alabama
  • Jun 14 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • Jun 15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
  • Jun 15 Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 16 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 16 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 17 Tripp Schwenk, American 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Jun 18 Blair Pocock, cricketer (New Zealand opening batsman 1993)
  • Jun 18 Nigel Owens, Welsh rugby union referee (record holder for most Test matches refereed), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire
  • Jun 20 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Jun 20 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 21 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 21 Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 22 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California
  • Jun 22 Laryssa Biesenthal, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario
  • Jun 22 Kurt Warner, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1999 [MVP], St. Louis Rams; Pro Bowl (1999–2001, 08), born in Burlington, Iowa

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport