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Year 1971 in Sports History (Part 6)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 822


Person of interestPete Sampras

Aug 12 Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Aug 13 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 13 Chad Cota, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Aug 13 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • Aug 13 Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 14 Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa
  • Aug 14 Christopher R. Nelloms, American sprinter, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 14 James Folston, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Cocoa, Florida
  • Aug 14 Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 14 Sean Hill, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Dowagiac, Michigan
  • Aug 15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Aug 16 Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 16 Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 16 Stefan Klos, German footballer
  • Aug 17 Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star and Silver Slugger Award; NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 18 Jonathan David Winter, New Zealand 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 18 Kevin Bouie, American football running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals), born in Pahokee, Florida
  • Aug 18 Mindy Czuleger, American WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994), born in Inglewood, California
  • Aug 19 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 19 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • Aug 20 Brett Bech, American football wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Slidell, Louisiana
  • Aug 20 Kevin Hickman, American NFL tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Aug 20 Oronde Gadsden, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Aug 20 Steve Stone, English footballer, born in Gateshead, England
  • Aug 21 Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
  • Aug 22 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 23 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer, born in Besana in Brianza, Italy
  • Aug 26 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Aug 27 Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 27 Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 28 Janet Evans, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 800m, 400m medley 1988; 800m 1992; WR 400m, 800m, 1,500m), born in Fullerton, California
  • Aug 28 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Aug 28 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 28 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 29 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Aug 30 Joseph Fitzgerald, American team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 31 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 31 Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 31 Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer (British Open 2007-08, PGA C'ship 2008, Ryder Cup wins 2002, 04, 06, 10), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 1 Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Sep 1 Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
  • Sep 2 Rich Aurilia, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 2 Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Sep 2 Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
  • Sep 3 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Sep 4 John Thierry, American football defensive end (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Sep 4 Monty Grow, American football safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Inverness, Florida
  • Sep 4 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer, born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • Sep 5 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Sep 5 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Sep 5 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Anthony Goldwire, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Sep 6 Holli Hyche, American runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 6 Pavel Patera, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Sep 6 Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • Sep 7 Briana Scurry, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 7 Tonny Jensen, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • Sep 7 Wesley Leasy, American NFL linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Sep 8 Dave Merritt, American NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 8 Greg Minor, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Sandersville, Georgia
  • Sep 8 Jan Pardavy, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • Sep 9 Jill Sudduth, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 10 Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 10 Brian Earley, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fresno, California
  • Sep 10 Chris Oeding, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Sep 11 Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Shelton Quarles, American NFL linebacker, executive (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Director Football Ops), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 12 Terry Dehere, American politician and NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 13 Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player (Wimbledon 2001), born in Split, Croatia
  • Sep 13 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • Sep 13 Ted Drury, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 14 Jonathan "Adam" Holland, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 14 Mario Henry, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 15 Chad Bratzke, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • Sep 15 Myron Bell, NFL safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Sep 15 Wayne Ferreira, tennis star (Munich 1995), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 15 Will Shields, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 15 Michael Malone, American basketball head coach (Denver Nuggets 2015-19; Sacramento Kings 2013-14; NBA All-Star Game 2019), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 16 Derrell Mitchell, American NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 17 David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 17 Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 17 Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC)
  • Sep 18 Kate Starre, Australian field hockey utility (Olympics 1996), born in Armadale, Australia

Person of interestLance Armstrong

Sep 18 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas

Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Sep 18 Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sep 18 Ron Childs, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Kennewick, Washington
  • Sep 19 Colleen Coyne, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Nunley, American NFL defensive tackle and defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Winchester, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Sep 20 Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 20 Henryk Larsson, Swedish soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Sep 20 Ryan Terry, American NFL running back and kick returner (Arizona Cardinals), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Sep 21 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • Sep 22 Christian Fauria, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 22 Ian Van Der Wal, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • Sep 23 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 23 Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen)
  • Sep 25 John Lynch, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Sep 26 Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, Colorado

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Deaths in Sport