On This Day

Year 1981 in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 409

  • Sep 25 Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Sep 25 Jason Bergmann, American baseball player, born in Neptune City, New Jersey

Person of interestSerena Williams

Sep 26 Serena Williams, American tennis player (23 Grand Slam titles), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Tennis Player Serena Williams
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  • Sep 27 Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
  • Sep 27 Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
  • Sep 28 José Calderón, Spanish basketball point guard (captain Spain gold FIBA World C'ship 2006; Olympic silver 08, 12; NBA: Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, NY Knicks; Cleveland), born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
  • Sep 28 Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian soccer defender (63 caps; El Nacional), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • Sep 30 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 30 Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • Oct 1 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Oct 1 Johnny Oduya, Swedish NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 2013, 15; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 2 Luke Wilkshire, Australian soccer defender (80 caps; Dynamo Moscow, Bristol City), born in Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Oct 3 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish soccer striker (116 caps, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Man Utd, LA Galaxy), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Oct 3 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (133 caps; PSV, Kasımpaşa), born in Smygehamn, Sweden
  • Oct 4 Justin Williams, Canadian NHL right wing (World C’ship gold 2004, 07; Stanley Cup 2006, 12, 14; Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings), born in Cobourg, Ontario
  • Oct 6 Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • Oct 6 José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 8 Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 9 Darius Miles, American basketball player, born in Belleville, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Shola Ameobi, Nigerian footballer (Notts County), born in Zaria, Nigeria
  • Oct 12 Brian Kerr, Scottish football manager, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 13 Ryan Ashford, English footballer (Sholing), born in Honiton, Devon, England
  • Oct 14 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
  • Oct 15 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • Oct 15 Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
  • Oct 15 Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
  • Oct 16 Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Oct 16 Martin Halle, Danish footballer
  • Oct 19 Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
  • Oct 20 Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Oct 20 Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Willis McGahee, American football player
  • Oct 21 Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer
  • Oct 22 Olivier Pla, French racing driver
  • Oct 23 Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
  • Oct 23 Ben Francisco, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer (Manchester City), born in Greenwich, England
  • Oct 28 Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
  • Oct 28 Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
  • Oct 29 Amanda Beard, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m medley 1996, 200m breaststroke 2004), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 30 Ian Snell, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Dover, Delaware
  • Nov 2 Roddy White, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 2008-11; Atlanta Falcons), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 2 Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricket fast bowler (73 Tests, 313 wickets @ 28.40; 153 ODIs), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • Nov 2 Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican soccer forward (16 caps; Morelia, Guadalajara), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nov 3 Sten Pentus, Estonian auto racer (Formula Baltic 2000), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Nov 3 Vicente Matías Vuoso, Mexican soccer striker (15 caps; Santos Laguna), born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • Nov 3 Rodrigo Millar, Chilean soccer midfielder (37 caps; Huachipato, Colo-Colo), born in Arauco, Chile
  • Nov 4 Vince Wilfork, American football player
  • Nov 8 Joe Cole, English footballer, born in Paddington, London
  • Nov 10 Tony Blanco, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 12 DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 13 Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australian gymnast (Olympics, 1996), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 13 Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player, born in Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • Nov 14 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • Nov 15 Natalie Lacuesta, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 15 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer (British Open 2007, ANA Inspiration 2008), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Nov 15 Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • Nov 16 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 20 Jilen Siroky, American 200m breaststroke (Olympics 1996), born in Winter Park, Florida
  • Nov 20 Carlos Boozer, American basketball forward (2-time NBA All Star), born in Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • Nov 21 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • Nov 21 Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Nov 21 Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer
  • Nov 22 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • Nov 22 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • Nov 25 Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain
  • Nov 25 Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
  • Nov 26 Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nov 26 Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player, born in Uranium City, Saskatchewan
  • Nov 27 Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • Nov 30 Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
  • Dec 2 Danijel Pranjić, Croatian soccer wingback (58 caps; SC Heerenveen), born in Našice, Croatia
  • Dec 3 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek soccer forward and coach (35 caps; Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Kozani, Greece
  • Dec 3 David Villa, Spanish soccer striker (98 caps; Valencia, Barcelona), born in Langreo, Spain
  • Dec 3 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (undefeated world champion WBA super featherweight 2006-08; WBC lightweight 2009-10), born in Bolero Alto, Mérida, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • Dec 8 Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dec 8 Philip Rivers, American NFL quarterback (San Diego, LA Chargers), born in Decatur, Alabama
  • Dec 9 Mardy Fish, American tennis player, born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Dec 10 Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 10 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer
  • Dec 11 Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dec 12 Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer, born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • Dec 12 Ronnie Brown, American football player, born in Rome, Georgia
  • Dec 12 Shane Costa, American baseball player, born in Visalia, California
  • Dec 12 Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier (Olympic silver 2010), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Dec 12 Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer (Man of the Tournament, ICC World Cup 2011), born in Chandigarh, India
  • Dec 12 Stephen Warnock, English footballer, born in Ormskirk, England
  • Dec 14 Emilie Heymans, Canadian diver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Dec 14 Shaun Marcum, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 14 Liam Lawrence, English footballer, born in Retford, England
  • Dec 15 Andy González, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Dec 15 Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player
  • Dec 15 Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
  • Dec 16 Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
  • Dec 17 Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Dec 20 Roy Williams, American football player (Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys), born in Odessa, Texas
  • Dec 20 James Shields, American baseball player, born in Santa Clarita, California
  • Dec 21 Cristian Zaccardo, Italian football player, born in Formigine, Italy
  • Dec 21 Sajid Mahmood, English cricket fast bowler (8 Tests, 20 wickets; Lancashire, WA, Essex), born in Bolton, England
  • Dec 23 Yuriorkis Gamboa, Cuban boxer, born in Guantánamo, Cuba

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport