On This Day

Year 1978 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 380

  • Jul 21 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
  • Jul 22 Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
  • Jul 22 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, (d. 2012)
  • Jul 23 Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jul 24 Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), born in Kauai, Hawaii (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 Gerard Warren, American football player, born in Lake City, Florida
  • Jul 31 Justin Wilson, English auto racer (International Formula 3000 C'ship; Champ Car Series 4 wins), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (d. 2015)
  • Aug 1 Edgerrin James, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Immokalee, Florida
  • Aug 1 Andy Blignaut, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Aug 2 Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Aug 2 Matt Guerrier, American baseball player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Aug 3 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer, born in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
  • Aug 4 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • Aug 5 Kristin Link, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Aug 5 Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
  • Aug 5 Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter, born in Leuven, Belgium
  • Aug 8 Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
  • Aug 8 Louis Saha, French footballer
  • Aug 10 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • Aug 10 Chris Read, English cricketer and captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, born in Paignton, England
  • Aug 11 Jermain Taylor, American boxer
  • Aug 12 Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 12 Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Aug 14 Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer, born in Giannouli, Greece
  • Aug 15 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 15 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast (World Champion 1995, Olympic Gold 1996), born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR
  • Aug 15 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player (Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Aug 16 Eddie Gill, American basketball player, born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Aug 16 Fu Mingxia, Chinese diver (Olympic gold women's 10m platform 1992, 96; 3m springboard 1996, 2000), born in Wuhan, China
  • Aug 19 Chris Capuano, American baseball player (Pitcher), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 20 Sanna Lankosaari, Finnish ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Kemi, Finland
  • Aug 21 Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 21 Jason Marquis, American baseball pitcher, born in Manhasset, NY
  • Aug 21 Alan Lee, Irish footballer, born in Galway, Ireland
  • Aug 21 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestKobe Bryant

Aug 23 Kobe Bryant, American basketball guard (NBA champion 2000–02, 09-10; NBA MVP 2008; 18 x NBA All Star; LA Lakers; Olympic gold 2008,12), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
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  • Aug 24 Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player, born in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 29 Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer, born in Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Aug 30 Cliff Lee, American baseball player, born in Benton, Arkansas
  • Aug 31 Philippe Christanval, French footballer
  • Sep 1 Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
  • Sep 2 Matthew Watkins, Welsh rugby union centre (18 caps; Newport, Llanelli Scarlets), born in Newport, Wales (d. 2020)
  • Sep 3 John Curtis, English footballer, born in Nuneaton, England
  • Sep 3 Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player, born in Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 5 Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer (All Blacks), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 5 Zhang Zhong, Chinese-Singaporean chess player, born in Chongqing, China
  • Sep 5 Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer, born in New Winthorpes, Antigua
  • Sep 6 Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
  • Sep 7 Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer, born in Den Helder, Netherlands
  • Sep 8 Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer, born in Manlleu, Spain
  • Sep 8 Gil Meche, American baseball player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Sep 9 Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball pitcher, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Sep 9 Shane Battier, American basketball player, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player, born in San Francisco, Argentina
  • Sep 11 Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer (Serbia National Team captain), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Sep 11 Ed Reed, American football player (Baltimore Ravens), born in St. Rose, Louisiana
  • Sep 13 Darren Kenton, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Wandsworth, England
  • Sep 14 Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer, born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
  • Sep 15 Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer
  • Sep 16 Dan Dickau, American basketball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 17 Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 18 Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer, born in Bangangté, Cameroon
  • Sep 19 Nick Johnson, American baseball player, born in Tempe, Arizona
  • Sep 20 Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 20 T.J. Tucker, American baseball player
  • Sep 20 Dante Hall, American football player
  • Sep 21 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 22 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
  • Sep 22 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • Sep 24 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Sep 25 Laura Nicholls, Canadian 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Sep 25 Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer, born in Douala, Cameroon
  • Sep 25 Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer, born in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
  • Sep 25 Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 26 Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner, born in Kapsabet, Kenya
  • Sep 27 Jon Rauch, American baseball player
  • Sep 30 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • Oct 3 Gerald Asamoah, German soccer forward (43 caps; Schalke 04 279 games, 44 goals), born in Mampong, Ghana
  • Oct 3 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • Oct 4 Kyle Lohse, American baseball pitcher (14th pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams; Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Chico, California
  • Oct 5 Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 5 Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 6 Ricky Hatton, English boxer, born in Stockport, England
  • Oct 7 Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer, born in Shrirampur, India
  • Oct 8 Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player, born in Cork, Ireland
  • Oct 8 Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player, born in Turin, Italy
  • Oct 9 Juan Dixon, American basketball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 11 Kali, Angolan soccer defender (73 caps), born in Luanda, Angola
  • Oct 12 Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist, born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 13 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Oct 14 Ryan Church, American baseball player
  • Oct 14 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (Masters 2001, 02, 04), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Oct 14 Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer
  • Oct 14 Javon Walker, American football player
  • Oct 18 Mike Tindall, English rugby union player
  • Oct 19 Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • Oct 19 Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
  • Oct 19 James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player
  • Oct 20 Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport