On This Day

Year 1979 in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 394 of 394

  • Sep 29 Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player
  • Sep 30 Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
  • Oct 1 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican soccer defender (61 caps; Brescia), born in Golfito, Costa Rica
  • Oct 1 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Oct 2 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
  • Oct 4 Adam Voges, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; oldest [35] to score a century on Test debut 2015), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Oct 5 Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Canada
  • Oct 5 Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player, born in Dandenong, Australia
  • Oct 6 David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • Oct 7 Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast, born in Constanța, Romania
  • Oct 9 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer (Defensor), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Oct 9 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 10 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Oct 13 Wes Brown, English footballer, born in Longsight, Manchester, England
  • Oct 15 Paul Robinson, English football player
  • Oct 15 Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • Oct 15 Blue Adams, American Football Player

Person of interestKimi Räikkönen

Oct 17 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish auto racer (F1 World Champion 2007), born in Espoo, Finland

Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen
  • Oct 17 Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
  • Oct 19 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Paul Ifill, Barbadian footballer
  • Oct 20 Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
  • Oct 21 Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • Oct 22 Eve Chalom, dance skater (with partner Gates--1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 23 Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 23 Jorge Solís, Mexican boxer (WBA Super Featherweight title 2010), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Oct 25 Rob Hulse, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Crewe, England
  • Oct 25 Tony Torcato, American baseball player, born in Woodland, California
  • Oct 28 Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
  • Oct 30 Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
  • Oct 31 Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila Real, Portugal
  • Oct 31 Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 1 Milan Dudić, Serbian soccer defender (13 caps, Serbia and Montenegro; Red Star Belgrade), born in Kraljevo, Serbia
  • Nov 1 Coco Crisp, American baseball outfielder (World Series 2007, Boston Red Sox; AL stolen base leader 2011), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 2 Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), born in Humenné, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • Nov 3 Pablo Aimar, Argentine soccer midfielder (52 caps; Valencia, Benfica), born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • Nov 6 Lamar Odom, American basketball player, born in South Jamaica, New York
  • Nov 7 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican soccer midfielder (28 caps; Cartaginés 537 games), born in Cartago, Costa Rica
  • Nov 7 Will Demps, American football player, born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 7 Mike Commodore, Canadian professional hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • Nov 8 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer, born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 9 Adam Dunn, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 12 Lucas Glover, American golfer (US Open 2009), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Nov 12 Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player, born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Ron Artest, American basketball player
  • Nov 14 Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
  • Nov 15 Josemi, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 15 Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • Nov 16 Salli Wills, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 16 Bruce Irons, American surfer, born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • Nov 17 Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • Nov 19 Ryan Howard, American baseball player
  • Nov 19 Larry Johnson, American football player
  • Nov 19 Leam Richardson, English soccer player
  • Nov 19 John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player
  • Nov 20 Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player (15 caps, Silver Ferns), born in Clyde, New Zealand
  • Nov 21 Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
  • Nov 21 Stromile Swift, American basketball player
  • Nov 21 Alex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player
  • Nov 27 Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • Nov 27 Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • Nov 29 Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 30 Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • Nov 30 Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player
  • Dec 2 Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (46 Tests, top score 134, 100 wickets; 265 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dec 4 Jay DeMerit, American soccer defender (25 caps; Watford, Vancouver Whitecaps FC), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Dec 5 Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer, born in Aflou, Algeria
  • Dec 5 Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Espoo, Finland
  • Dec 5 Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer (Rangers), born in Larne, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 6 Tim Cahill, Australian soccer forward (108 caps, 50 goals; Everton), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 7 Lampros Choutos, Greek footballer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 8 Christian Wilhelmsson, Swedish footballer, born in Malmö Municipality, Sweden
  • Dec 8 Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Macksville, Australia
  • Dec 9 Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer, born in City of Westminster, London
  • Dec 12 Garrett Atkins, American baseball player, born in Orange, California
  • Dec 12 Nate Clements, American football player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Dec 14 Kyle Shanahan, American NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers 2017-20), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 14 Michael Owen, English footballer (Liverpool, Arsenal), born in Chester, England
  • Dec 16 Trevor Immelman, South African golfer (US Masters 2008), born in Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Dec 17 Matt Murley, American ice hockey player
  • Dec 18 Carlos, Portuguese footballer
  • Dec 20 David DeJesus, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 20 Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist, born in Barham, Australia
  • Dec 23 Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Dec 23 Kenny Miller, Scottish football player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Dec 26 Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 26 Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper, born in Ufa, Russia
  • Dec 27 David Dunn, English footballer
  • Dec 27 Carson Palmer, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2002, USC; Pro Bowl 2005, 06, 15; Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals), born in Fresno, California
  • Dec 28 James Blake, American tennis player, born in Yonkers, New York City
  • Dec 28 Bill Hall, American baseball player, born in Nettleton, Mississippi
  • Dec 29 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter, born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 30 Flávio, Angolan footballer

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport