On This Day

Year 1971 in Sports History (Part 8)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 822

  • Nov 11 Melvin Tuten, American NFL tackle and coach (Cin Bengals), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Nov 11 Ryan Hancock, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Nov 11 Paul Chaloner, English TV esports commentator
  • Nov 12 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks), born in Harbor City, California
  • Nov 12 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993), born in Daska, Pakistan
  • Nov 13 Anthony Whiteman, England, 800m/1500m runner
  • Nov 13 Craig Powell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 13 Matthew Minagall, cricketer (S Australian lefty wrist-spinner 1991-95)
  • Nov 13 Ron Rivers, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 14 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 416 dismissals, 47.6 batting average; first player 100 sixes in Tests) and broadcaster (FoxSports), born in Bellingen, Australia
  • Nov 15 Natalia Medvedeva, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Nov 15 Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 16 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • Nov 16 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • Nov 16 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • Nov 17 Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
  • Nov 18 Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Adrian Griffith, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • Nov 19 Andy Sheets, Baton Rouge LA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 19 Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)
  • Nov 19 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • Nov 20 Dion Nash, New Zealand cricketer (NZ right-arm medium-pacer 1992- ), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 20 Joey Galloway, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bellaire, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Robert Wijnands, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Nov 21 Michael Strahan, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (7 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants) and broadcaster (Fox NFL Sunday, co-host ABC's Good Morning America), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 21 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 22 Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Nov 22 Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Nov 22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Nov 23 Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 23 Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Milford, Massachusetts
  • Nov 23 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Nov 24 Keith Primeau, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 24 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 26 Emma Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 26 Vince Danielsen, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Nov 26 Winky Wright, American professional boxer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Larry Allen, American NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Nick Van Exel, American NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Kenosha, Winconsin
  • Nov 28 William Simas Jr, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Hanford, California
  • Nov 29 Amy Peterson, Maplewood Minn, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
  • Nov 29 Brad May, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Nov 30 Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 30 Iván Rodríguez, MLB catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Nov 30 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Dec 1 Rob Waldrop, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Outland Trophy 1993 Arizona; CFL, Toronto Argonauts), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 1 Christian Pescatori, Italian auto racer (Sports Racing World Cup 2000; FIA GT C'ship N-GT class 2001), born in Brescia, Italy
  • Dec 2 Rachel McQuillan, Australian tennis player (5 WTA, 21 ITF titles), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Dec 2 Francesco Toldo, Italian soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Fiorentina, Internazionale), born in Padua, Italy
  • Dec 3 Frank Sinclair, Jamaican soccer defender (28 caps; Chelsea, Leicester City), born in Lambeth, England
  • Dec 3 Vernon White, American mixed martial arts fighter (King of the Cage Middleweight Champion; UFC), born in Sparks, Nevada
  • Dec 3 Heiko Herrlich, German soccer manager and forward (5 caps; Bayer Leverkusen; Borussia Dortmund), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Dec 3 Henk Timmer, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Zwolle, Feyenoord), born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • Dec 4 Shannon Briggs, American boxer (lineal 1997-98 & WBO heavyweight champion 2006-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 5 Bryan Schwartz, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in St. Lawrence, South Dakota
  • Dec 5 Joe Fleming, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Dec 5 Marrio Grier, NFL fullback (New England Patriots), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Dec 6 Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 6 Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player (Wimbledon 1996), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 6 Rika Hiraki, Japanese tennis star (1992 Japan doubles), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dec 6 Thomas Bailey, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 6 José Contreras, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 2006; World Series 2005; Olympic gold 1996; Chicago WS), born in Las Martinas, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Dec 7 Ben Atkins, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Mauricio Hadad, Colombian tennis star (1995 Bermuda), born in Cali, Colombia
  • Dec 7 Vladimir Akopian, Armenian chess Grandmaster, born in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
  • Dec 8 James Stewart, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • Dec 9 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Dec 9 Clifton Abraham, American NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 9 Petr Nedved, Czech NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins), born in Liberec, Czechia
  • Dec 9 Todd Van Poppel, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 10 Carla Sacramento, Portuguese 1.5k runner, born in São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon
  • Dec 10 Manjula Munasinghe, Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • Dec 11 Cedric Ihalauw, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Geleen, Netherlands
  • Dec 11 Willie McGinest, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 12 Tito Wooten, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Dec 12 Toni Hodgkinson, 800m (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 13 Mike Pelton, American NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts), born in Goshen, Alabama
  • Dec 14 Chris Therien, Canadian NHL defenceman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 14 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus and shot putter (Olympics 1996), born in Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales
  • Dec 15 Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player (FC Twente, PSV)
  • Dec 15 Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)
  • Dec 15 Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Dec 16 Catherine "Cathy" Symon, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 16 Kristen Kane, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 17 Alyson Habetz, Crowley LA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Dec 17 Carl Reeves, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 17 Nikki McCray, Collierville Tenn, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Dec 17 Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Dec 17 Tony Richardson, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • Dec 17 Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player

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Dec 18 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player (US Open 1994, French Open 1989, 94, 98), born in Barcelona, Spain

  • Dec 18 Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Dec 18 Joe Dziedzic, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 18 Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Dec 19 Jennifer Dore, American rower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Kearny, New Jersey
  • Dec 20 Jerry Ellison, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Dec 23 Pete Bercich, American football linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Joliet, Illinois

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Deaths in Sport