On This Day

Year 1972 in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 758

  • May 23 Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 23 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • May 24 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 24 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Austrian tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 24 Tito Paul, American NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kissimmee, Florida
  • May 24 Viktor Ujčík, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
  • May 25 Antonio Lang, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • May 25 Tony Ronaldson, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • May 27 Antonio Freeman, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl 1998; First-team All-Pro 1998; Green Bay Packers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 27 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • May 27 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 28 Cheryl Demkowski, American ice dance skater (with partner Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 28 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • May 28 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Mirassol. Brazil
  • May 30 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 30 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
  • May 30 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • May 30 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American baseball outfielder (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 2004 [MVP], 07; 9 × Silver Slugger Award; Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 30 Renita Farrell, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic Gold 1996, 2000), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • May 31 John Godina, American shot putter (World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 01; Olympic silver 1996), born in Fort Still, Oklahoma
  • May 31 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 31 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Dave Roberts, American baseball player
  • Jun 1 Mike Dunham, American ice hockey goaltender (Olympic silver 2002; NHL: Nashville Predators; NY Rangers) and GT Development coach (Boston Bruins, NY Islanders), born in Johnson City, New York
  • Jun 1 Leta Lindley, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1997), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jun 2 Brad Ottis, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 2 Dwayne Joseph, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 3 Robert Kennedy, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (NZ 4 Tests), born in Dunedin, NZ
  • Jun 4 Derian Hatcher, American hockey defenseman (NHL All Star 1997, Dallas Stars), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Jun 6 Dulip Liyanage, Sri Lankan cricketer (right armed fast-medium Test bowler)
  • Jun 6 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Jun 6 Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Jun 6 Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 6 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 6 Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)
  • Jun 7 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 8 David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 8 Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 9 Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )
  • Jun 9 Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 9 Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jun 10 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 10 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Jun 11 Andrew Peterson, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Jun 12 Inger Miller, American 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
  • Jun 12 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands
  • Jun 13 Sale Isaia, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 14 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 14 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jun 15 Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 15 DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 15 Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 15 Justin Leonard, American golfer (British Open 1997; 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 15 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 15 Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 15 Tony Clark, American infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Newton, Kansas
  • Jun 16 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jun 17 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Tiel, Netherlands
  • Jun 17 James McKnight, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 18 Otakar Vejvoda, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • Jun 19 Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Jun 19 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 19 Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 20 Jozef Stumpel, Nitra CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Boston)
  • Jun 20 Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 20 Martin Keino, Nyeri Kenya, 1.5k runner
  • Jun 20 Paras Mhambrey, Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996)
  • Jun 20 Paul Bako, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 21 Billy Milner, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 21 Heath Rylance, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 21 Tony Berti, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 23 Cory Schlesinger, American football fullback (Detroit Lions), born in Columbus, Nebraska
  • Jun 23 Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 23 Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

Person of interestZinedine Zidane

Jun 23 Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France

Football Player and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Player and Manager
Zinedine Zidane
  • Jun 24 Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 24 Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 24 Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
  • Jun 25 Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner
  • Jun 25 Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 26 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Southport, Queensland
  • Jun 26 Jerris McPhail, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • Jun 28 Arie van der Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta), born in Ridderkerk, Netherlands
  • Jun 28 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 28 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 30 Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 30 Garret Anderson, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 30 Tyrone Davis, American NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Halifax, Virginia
  • Jul 1 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • Jul 3 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 4 Steve Giles, English canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96), born in Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Jul 5 Robert Esmie, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 6 Billy Davis, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 6 Greg Norton, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in San Leandro, California
  • Jul 7 Aldi Henry, Canadian CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 7 Darnay Scott, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 7 Lisa Leslie, American WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gardena, California
  • Jul 7 Michael Westbrook, American NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins), born in Detroit, Michigan

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport