On This Day

Year 1971 in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 822

  • Jun 23 Felix Potvin, Anjou, NHL goalie (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jun 23 Joe Rumolo, CFL defensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 24 LaMonte Coleman, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 25 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • Jun 25 Mike Sutherland, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jun 25 Robert Reichel, Czech hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998), born in Litvínov, Czech Republic
  • Jun 25 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 25 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jun 25 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 26 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 26 Max Biaggi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 27 Brant Boyer, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 27 Jimmy Kemp, American CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 28 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 28 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Jun 28 Greg Keagle, American MLB right-handed pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • Jun 28 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Jun 28 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
  • Jun 29 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • Jun 29 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 29 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • Jun 30 Ann Marsh, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Jul 1 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • Jul 2 Jared Palmer, American tennis star, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 3 Terry Irving, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 4 Steve Rucchin, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Jul 4 Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 5 Donna Faber, American tennis star, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager (Aberdeen), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Jul 6 Adam Laurent, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jul 6 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, New Zealand kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Jul 8 Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jul 8 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
  • Jul 9 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 9 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jul 10 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 10 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • Jul 11 Brett Hauer, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Jul 12 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 12 Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1992; World Championships gold 1991-92), born in Hayward, California
  • Jul 15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jul 15 Eric Lacroix, NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15 Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 15 James Baldwin Jr, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Southern Pines, North Carolina
  • Jul 16 Chris Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 17 Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Jul 17 Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Jul 19 Rick Walters, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 19 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (3-time world heavyweight champion; only heavyweight to reign as world champion in 3 different decades), born in Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan
  • Jul 20 Bernard Whittington, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
  • Jul 20 Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
  • Jul 20 Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 20 William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
  • Jul 22 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 24 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • Jul 25 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
  • Jul 25 Tracy Murray, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Neus Ávila, Spanish tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995), born in Spain
  • Jul 26 Reggie Carthon, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 26 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Jul 27 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jul 29 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • Jul 29 Johnny Ruffin, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Butler, Alabama
  • Jul 30 Ron Blazier, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 31 Gus Frerotte, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1996, Washington Redskins), born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 1 Fred Lester, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 1 Julia Chilicki, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Somers, Connecticut
  • Aug 1 Lisa Flood, Canadian 100m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Shae Sloan, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Huntsville, Texas
  • Aug 2 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Fernando Smith, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Michael Hughes, Irish footballer, born in Larne, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 4 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Aug 4 Jeff Gordon, American auto racer (Winston Cup Series 1995, 97, 98, 2001; Daytona 500 1997, 99, 2005) and broadcaster (Fox NASCAR), born in Vallejo, California
  • Aug 5 Valeri Karpov, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Aug 6 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
  • Aug 6 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
  • Aug 6 Scott Minto, English footballer
  • Aug 7 Chris T. Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Aug 7 Dominic Cork, British cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995), born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Aug 8 John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 8 Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 8 Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 9 Scott Karl, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
  • Aug 9 Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
  • Aug 10 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Aug 10 Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 10 Paul Newlove, rugby league player
  • Aug 10 Roy Keane, soccer player
  • Aug 10 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 10 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • Aug 11 Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 11 Tommy Mooney, English football player

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport