On This Day

Year 1980 in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 393 of 393

  • Sep 18 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Sep 18 Chris Tarrant, Australian Rules football player, born in Mildura, Australia
  • Sep 20 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • Sep 21 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • Sep 21 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • Sep 24 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer, born in Lahti, Findland
  • Sep 24 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer, born in Molde, Norway
  • Sep 24 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist, born in Arezzo, Italy
  • Sep 24 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver (Supercars), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 26 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver, born in Wolfsberg, Austria
  • Sep 26 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players, born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • Sep 29 Patrick Agyemang, English footballer

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Sep 30 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Slovakia

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  • Oct 4 Sarah Fisher, American auto racer and team owner (first woman to claim a pole position in a major American open-wheel race, IRL 2002), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Oct 6 Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • Oct 6 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer (Woking), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Oct 9 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer (Victory Sports Club), born in Malé, Maldives
  • Oct 9 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Njurunda, Sweden
  • Oct 10 Julié Pomagalski, French snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 1999), born in La Tronche, France (d. 2021)
  • Oct 11 Nyron Nosworthy, English-Jamaican footballer, born in Brixton, England
  • Oct 12 Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England
  • Oct 13 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer, born in Averøy, Norway
  • Oct 13 Scott Parker, English footballer (West Ham United), born in Lambeth, England
  • Oct 14 Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 14 Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
  • Oct 14 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • Oct 15 Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 16 Sue Bird, American basketball guard (record 508 WNBA games, Seattle Storm; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16), born in Syosset, New York
  • Oct 16 Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • Oct 17 Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver
  • Oct 17 Ekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • Oct 20 Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 23 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 23 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 24 James Killian, American football player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Oct 24 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer, born in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Oct 25 Ilana Goldfogel, American pairs skater (with partner Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 26 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer, born in Reșița, Romania
  • Oct 28 Alan Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 29 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • Oct 30 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, born in Jeju, South Korea
  • Nov 1 Bilgin Defterli, Turkish soccer forward and captain (52 caps; FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, FC Köln, Alemannia Aachen), born in Erzurum, Turkey
  • Nov 2 Diego Lugarno, Uruguayan soccer defender (95 caps; São Paulo, Fenerbahçe), born in Canelones, Uruguay
  • Nov 4 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), born in Apia, Samoa (d. 2015)
  • Nov 4 Richard Owens, American football player
  • Nov 5 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer, born in Haltern, West Germany
  • Nov 5 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver, born in Goiânia, Brazil
  • Nov 7 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • Nov 7 James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 8 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 9 James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
  • Nov 9 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
  • Nov 10 Troy Bell, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 10 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 11 Willie Parker, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • Nov 13 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater
  • Nov 14 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player, born in Lakeview, Oregon
  • Nov 18 François Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • Nov 18 Luke Chadwick, English footballer
  • Nov 18 Denny Hamlin, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2016, 19, 20), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 19 Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • Nov 20 James Chambers, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Nov 21 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (with partner Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 21 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • Nov 21 Hank Blalock, American MLB third baseman, 2002-10 (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 22 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • Nov 27 Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • Nov 28 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • Nov 30 Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
  • Dec 1 Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricket batsman (13 Tests, top score 148; 125 ODIs), born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dec 1 Mubarak Hassan Shami, Qatari athlete (Vienna 2005, Prague 2006, Paris 2007 marathons), born in Baringo, Kenya
  • Dec 2 Adam Kreek, Canadian rower (Olympic gold eights 2008; World C'ship gold 2002-3, 07), born in London, Ontario
  • Dec 6 Steve Lovell, British footballer (Dundee), born in Amersham, England
  • Dec 6 Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player, born in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • Dec 7 John Terry, English soccer defender (78 caps; Chelsea), born in London, England
  • Dec 8 Brandt Snedeker, American golfer (US Masters 2008, British Open 2012 3rd), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Dec 9 Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist, born in Victoria, Canada
  • Dec 14 Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer, born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Dec 17 Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver
  • Dec 20 Ashley Cole, English footballer, born in Stepney, London
  • Dec 20 Fitz Hall, English footballer, born in Leytonstone, London
  • Dec 20 Tony [Anthony da Silva], French-born Portuguese footballer, born in Le Creusot, France
  • Dec 21 Royce Ring, American baseball player, born in La Mesa, California
  • Dec 23 Cody Ross, American baseball player, born in Portales, New Mexico
  • Dec 25 Locó [Manuel Armindo Morais Cange], Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Dec 25 Marcus Trufant, American football player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 27 Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • Dec 28 Lomana LuaLua, Congolese football player, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dec 31 Richard "Richie" McCaw, New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks), born in Oamaru, New Zealand

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport