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Year 1972 in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 758

  • Jul 7 Stoney Case, American NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Odessa, Texas
  • Jul 7 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jul 8 Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 8 Jay Bellamy, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Jul 8 Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Jul 8 Saurav Ganguly, Indian cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), born in Behala, Kolkata
  • Jul 8 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 9 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 9 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 11 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 11 Joe Johnson, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1998, 2000; All-Pro 2000; New Orleans Saints), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 11 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 11 Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
  • Jul 12 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 12 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 12 Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Jul 13 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jul 13 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • Jul 14 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Jul 14 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 14 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Jul 14 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jul 16 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
  • Jul 17 Donny Marshall, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 17 Eric Williams, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 17 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Jul 17 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer, born in Kampen, Netherlands
  • Jul 18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 18 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 18 Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 19 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jul 19 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • Jul 20 Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 20 Jozef Stümpel, Slovak NHL forward (Boston Bruins, LA Kings), born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia
  • Jul 21 Dennis Krijgsman, Dutch soccer player and manager (Sparta/Vitesse), born in Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • Jul 21 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 21 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 21 Lilach Parisky, Israeli Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 21 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Jul 22 Keyshawn Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2002; Pro Bowl 1998-99, 2001; ESPN), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 23 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • Jul 23 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jul 24 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Jul 25 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 26 Ryan Christopherson, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Jul 26 Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • Jul 26 Tydus Winans, American NFL and CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jul 27 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
  • Jul 28 Ed Templeton, American skateboarder (Toy Machine), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Jul 30 Clif Groce, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in College Station, Texas
  • Jul 30 Jim McIlvaine, American NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Jul 30 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jul 31 Jason Gildon, American NFL linebacker (3-time Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Altus, Oklahoma
  • Jul 31 Chris Weinke, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2000, Florida State; Carolina Panthers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 1 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
  • Aug 1 Martin Damm, Czech tennis star, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Aug 1 Matt Dyson, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in La Plata, Maryland
  • Aug 2 Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 2 Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer, born in Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Aug 3 Alain Bolduc, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 3 Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aug 3 John Lilley, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 3 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Aug 3 Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
  • Aug 5 Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Aug 5 Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Aug 5 John Wasdin, American pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Ft Belvoir, Virginia
  • Aug 6 Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 7 Tony Bouie, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 9 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 9 Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, English rugby union flanker and captain (85 caps England, 3 British & Irish Lions; Was[s), born in London, England
  • Aug 11 Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Aug 12 Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Aug 12 Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • Aug 12 Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 14 Ed O'Bannon, American NBA forward (NJ Nets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 14 Evan Pilgrim, American NFL guard (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburg, California
  • Aug 15 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 15 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 15 Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 16 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 16 Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers), born in Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Aug 16 Michael Thornberry, American team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Aug 16 Zach Wiegert, American college and professional football player (St Louis Rams), born in Fremont, Nebraska
  • Aug 16 Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 17 Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer (Captain of national side), born in Nagakanda, Bangladesh
  • Aug 18 Derrick Harris, American football running back (St Louis Rams), born in Angleton, Texas
  • Aug 18 Nate Jones, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 18 Ray Jacobs, American football linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Corsicana, Texas
  • Aug 19 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 19 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer, born in Bouquet, Argentina
  • Aug 21 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Stephen Boyd, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Aug 22 Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Aug 23 Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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