On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 12)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 3,197

Person of interestSugar Ray Leonard

1956-05-17 Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

  • 1956-06-03 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-06-04 John Treacy, Irish marathoner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Villierstown, County Waterford
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-06-21 Mikhail Burtsev, Soviet sabre fencer (Olympic gold 1976, 1980), born in Moscow (d. 2015)
  • 1956-07-02 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • 1956-07-13 Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-07-15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)

Person of interestDorothy Hamill

1956-07-26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • 1956-08-04 Gerry Cooney, American heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-08-19 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1956-08-28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athlete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • 1956-09-03 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • 1956-09-16 Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1956-09-16 Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1956-09-24 Ilona Slupianek, German shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Demmin, East Germany

Person of interestSebastian Coe

1956-09-29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • 1956-10-01 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1956-10-16 Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956-10-23 Darrell Pace, archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1956-10-30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1956-11-25 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • 1956-12-04 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgarian weightlifter (World C'ship gold - 90kg 1991, 92, 93; Olympic silver - 82.5kg 1976), born in Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
  • 1956-12-13 Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1956-12-14 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • 1956-12-21 Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 470 1992), born in Hollis, New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1957-01-01 Vladimir Kiselyov, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, Soviet Union, shot put 1980), born in Myski, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1957-01-13 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1957-01-17 Donna Stone, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in New Jersey
  • 1957-01-31 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-02-05 Craig Wilson, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympic silver 1984, 88), born in Beeville, Texas
  • 1957-02-18 Marita Koch, German 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Wismar, Germany
  • 1957-02-26 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-02-26 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1957-03-09 Jon Engen, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1957-03-10 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1957-03-23 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957-03-28 Harvey Glance, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phenix City, Alabama
  • 1957-04-06 Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1980; World C'ship gold 20k 1987, 91), born in Scarnafigi, Italy
  • 1957-04-15 Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprint gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1957-05-07 Sinjin Smith, American beach volleyballer who won two world championships, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-08 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1957-05-10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-05-10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-05-16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, American long distance athlete (Olympic gold, marathon 1984; WR 1980, 82; Boston Marathon 1979, 83), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • 1957-05-21 Sue Woodstra, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Colton, California
  • 1957-05-27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • 1957-05-27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • 1957-05-31 Jim Craig, American hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts
  • 1957-06-21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoeist (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013), born in Slonim, Belarus
  • 1957-07-06 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • 1957-07-25 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • 1957-07-26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1957-07-29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1957-07-31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1957-08-02 Stephen Kelly Petterson, New Zealand mallbore rifle shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1957-08-07 Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • 1957-08-17 Robin Cousins, British figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol, England
  • 1957-08-20 Mike Dodd, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • 1957-09-16 Keith Connor, British triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Anguilla, West Indies
  • 1957-09-20 Vladimir Tkachenko, Ukrainian-Russian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sochi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1957-09-21 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • 1957-09-22 Mark Johnson, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-09-27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestJayne Torvill

1957-10-07 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 1984), born in Nottingham, England

Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill
  • 1957-10-08 Doug Cox, Canadian 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Guelph, Ontario
  • 1957-11-04 Aleksandr Tkachev, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold team, parallel bars 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
  • 1957-11-07 Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976; Boycott Games gold 1980), born in Raeford, North Carolina
  • 1957-11-12 Gail Castro, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-11-19 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • 1957-12-05 Charlene Morett, American field hockey left wing (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-12-06 Luis Delís, Cuban discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Guantánamo, Cuba
  • 1957-12-21 John Geddert, American gymnastics coach (US head coach London Olympic Team 2012), born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1958-01-01 Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • 1958-02-12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1958-02-17 Karen Lende O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1958-02-18 Peter Koech, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic silver 1988), born in Kiliburani, Kenya
  • 1958-02-28 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1958-02-28 Mark Pavelich, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980 'Miracle on Ice'; NY Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, San Jose Sharks), born in Eveleth, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • 1958-03-03 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1958-03-14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • 1958-03-18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1958-03-21 Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany
  • 1958-03-22 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1958-03-25 Maria Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1958-03-28 Bart Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-04-01 Toni Innauer, Austrian ski jumper (Olympic gold individual normal hill 1980; silver long hill 1976), born in Bezau, Austria
  • 1958-04-04 Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • 1958-04-11 Sally Clark, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympic silver 1996), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • 1958-04-20 Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (Olympic gold 1984, 88; Stanley Cup 1997-98, Detroit Red Wings), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1958-05-09 Esko Rechardt, Finnish yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1958-05-11 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympic gold 1992), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1958-05-20 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958-05-21 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1958-05-29 Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathlete, politician (Sports Minister 1994-2000), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
  • 1958-06-07 Philippe Boccara, American kayaker (Olympics silver 1996; World C'ship gold 1985, 87, 90-91), born in Le Mans, France

Person of interestEric Heiden

1958-06-14 Eric Heiden, American speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Speed Skater Eric Heiden
Speed Skater
Eric Heiden
  • 1958-06-25 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea

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Deaths in Sport