On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 13)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 3,197

  • 1958-06-28 Sergei Shakrai, Russian figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Soviet Union
  • 1958-06-29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese long distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 1988; World C'ship gold marathon 1987), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1958-07-01 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-07-03 Robert Foth, American sport shooter (Olympics silver 1992), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1958-07-07 Michael Marx, American foil and epee fencer (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1958-07-09 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1958-07-26 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany

Person of interestChristopher Dean

1958-07-27 Christopher Dean, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean; Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England

Ice Dancer Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer
Christopher Dean
  • 1958-07-30 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1958-08-04 Greg Foster, American 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • 1958-08-04 Mary Decker, American Olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71), born in Bunnvale, New Jersey
  • 1958-08-07 Larisa Karlova, Ukrainian team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Kyiv, Ukraine

Person of interestScott Hamilton

1958-08-28 Scott Hamilton, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Bowling Green, Ohio

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
Scott Hamilton
  • 1958-09-17 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1958-09-22 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1958-09-28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1958-09-30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958-10-18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1958-10-25 Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76), born in Plauen, East Germany
  • 1958-11-13 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1958-11-14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958-11-28 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1958-12-01 Alberto Cova, Italian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1984; World C'ship gold 10,000m 1983), born in Inverigo, Italy
  • 1958-12-02 Vladimir Parfenovich, Soviet canoeist, Olympic gold K1-500, K-2 500, K-2 1,000 1980; 9 gold World C'ships 1979-83), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1958-12-04 Sergei Starikov, Russian ice hockey defenseman and coach (Olympics gold 1984, 88; silver 1980; New Jersey Devils), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1958-12-08 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1959-01-10 Chandra Cheesborough, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1959-02-03 Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1959-02-05 Glenn Dubis, American sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1959-02-08 Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1959-02-17 Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, American 100m swimmer (3 Olympic golds 1984) and television commentator, born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 1959-04-02 Brian Goodell, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m WR 3:51.93, 1500m WR 15:02.40 1976), born in Stockton, California
  • 1959-04-02 Gelindo Bordin, Italian athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1988), born in Vicenza, Italy
  • 1959-04-16 Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1959-05-12 Dave Christian, American NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980), born in Warroad, Minnesota
  • 1959-05-26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-06-12 Steve Bauer, Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84, 96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1959-06-30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1959-07-03 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgarian horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1959-07-12 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1959-07-16 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • 1959-07-21 Stuart Young-Black, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1959-07-24 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1959-08-08 Ronald Weigel, German race walker (Olympic silver 20k, 50k 1988; bronze 50k 1992; World C'ship gold 50k 1983), born in Hildburghausen, Germany
  • 1959-08-12 Lynette Woodard, (Olympic gold 1984, Harlem Globetrotter), born in Wichita, Kansas

Person of interestMagic Johnson

1959-08-14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, executive (5-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1959-08-22 Denise Curry, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 83), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • 1959-08-29 Timothy Perry Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics and member of the Kennedy Family, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959-09-20 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959-09-27 Beth Heiden, American 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959-10-06 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1959-10-18 Ernesto Canto, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1984; World C'ship gold 20k 1983), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • 1959-10-20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1959-11-02 Saïd Aouita, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco
  • 1959-11-16 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959-11-21 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959-12-02 Greg Barton, American kayaker (Olympics gold K-1 1,000, K-2 1,000 1988), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1959-12-19 Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959-12-21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1959-12-25 Chris Spice, Australian field hockey coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959-12-26 Lesley Tomlinson, English cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Derbyshire, England
  • 1960-01-12 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • 1960-01-19 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1960-01-26 Jeanette Bolden, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestGreg Louganis

1960-01-29 Greg Louganis, American diver (Olympic gold 10m & 3m springboard 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California

  • 1960-01-31 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960-02-08 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-02-13 Kelly McCormick, US diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1960-02-18 Andy Moog, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988), born in Penticton, Canada
  • 1960-03-14 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
  • 1960-03-27 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney
  • 1960-03-30 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1960-04-01 Reijo Ruotsalainen, Finnish ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1987, 90; Edmonton Oilers; Olympic silver 1988), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1960-04-02 Linford Christie, British athlete (Olympic gold men's 100m 1992), born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica
  • 1960-04-04 Bev Smith, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Salmon Arm, Canada
  • 1960-04-17 Michael Whitaker, British Olympic equestrian rider, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • 1960-04-20 Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1988), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960-04-21 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1960-05-10 Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • 1960-05-12 Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988), born in Gawler, South Australia
  • 1960-05-27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960-06-01 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1960-06-14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-06-19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-06-24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • 1960-06-29 Sergei Kopylov, Soviet cyclist (Olympic gold 1980), born in Tula, Soviet Union
  • 1960-07-06 Caroll-Ann Alie, Canadian sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960-07-06 Jozef Pribilinec, Czech speed walker (Olympic gold 1988, world record 10K), born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • 1960-07-06 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • 1960-07-08 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympic gold 88, bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1960-07-16 Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • 1960-07-20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1960-07-22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1960-07-26 LaTaunya Pollard, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
  • 1960-08-02 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Northridge, Los Angeles
  • 1960-08-03 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1960-08-11 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • 1960-08-27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-09-05 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1960-09-09 Christopher Sherratt White, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

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Deaths in Sport