Handball in History

Events in Sport

  • 1972-09-10 Yugoslavia beats Czechoslovakia, 21-16 in the inaugural Olympic handball final in Munich
  • 2013-01-27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2015-02-01 France defeats Qatar, 25-22 to win the World Men's Handball Championship in Lusail, Qatar

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1940-07-22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1946-01-11 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1946-05-17 Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1949-11-03 Roswitha Krause, German swimmer and team handball player (first woman Summer Olympic medals in different sports; silver 4x100m freestyle 1968, handball 1976), born in Dahme, Germany
  • 1950-06-05 Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1950-07-29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1955-07-24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1956-03-26 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1956-09-03 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • 1958-08-07 Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1960-08-11 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • 1962-10-16 Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • 1963-01-15 Yaro Dachniwsky, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-06-06 Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1963-12-23 Carol Peterka, American team handball back court (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • 1964-01-31 Sharon Cain, American team handball player (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1965-01-31 Kim Clarke, American team handball back court (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965-10-05 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1966-02-19 Matthew Ryan, team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • 1966-05-17 Mark Schmocker, US team handball goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-11-27 Chryssandra Hines, Bristol Conn, team handball wing (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-12-18 Patricia Neder, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1992 & 1996), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1967-01-17 Gregory Caccia, American team handball right back (Olympics 1996), born in Bayshore, New York
  • 1968-01-15 Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1968-01-15 Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish handball player & royal, born in Basque Country, Spain
  • 1968-04-13 Tami Lyn Jameson, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968-04-13 Toni Lee Jameson, American team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968-08-10 Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1968-11-19 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-01-27 Kristen Danihy, Lawton Oklahoma, team handball circle/wing (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-10-28 Denny Fercho, Ventura California, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-04-08 Derek D Brown, team handball right wing (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-12-13 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1971-03-26 Dave DeGraaf, Lansing Mich, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-08-30 Joseph Fitzgerald, American team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-08-16 Michael Thornberry, American team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1973-01-07 Robert Dunn, American team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • 1982-09-08 Marian Cozma, Romanian handball player (Romania 60 caps), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2009)

Weddings in Sport

  • 1997-10-04 Infanta Cristina of Spain (32) weds retired handball player turned entrepreneur Iñaki Urdangarin (29) in Barcelona, Spain

Deaths in Sport

  • 2015-12-09 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, dies at 75