On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 14)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 3,197

  • 1960-09-20 Alice Regina Brown, American 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1960-09-26 Bret Erickson, American sport shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Blair, Nebraska
  • 1960-10-14 John Aalberg, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Orland, Norway
  • 1960-10-25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, American NFL nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1960-10-31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-11-02 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • 1960-11-03 Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1960-11-25 Mary Ostergren, biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1960-12-01 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich, German [GDR] speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m 1984), born in Dreden, Germany
  • 1960-12-03 Igor Larionov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1997-98, 2002, Detroit Red Wings; Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1960-12-03 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1980; NHL All-Star 1982-83, 85-86), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1960-12-04 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 1984), born in Toowoomba, Australia
  • 1960-12-05 Andrzej Chylinski, American 50k walker (Olympics 26th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-12-05 John Felton, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kyogle, Australia
  • 1960-12-13 Randy Stoklos, American beach volleyballer (first player to earn $1m; 5-time World champion [with Sinjin Smith]), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 1960-12-21 Michael Swain, American judoka (Olympic bronze 88), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1960-12-22 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-12-30 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1961-01-05 Curt Bader, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • 1961-01-27 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympic 9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • 1961-02-01 Volker Fried, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1992; silver 1984, 88; 290 caps), born in Osnabrück, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • 1961-02-11 Mary Docter, American 3000m speed skater (Olympics 1980, 84, 88, 92), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961-02-20 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1984)
  • 1961-03-10 Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1961-03-21 Wei Wang, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Beijing, China
  • 1961-03-31 Ron Brown, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-04-12 Julius Kariuki, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1988), born in Nyahururu, Kenya
  • 1961-04-15 Tiina Lillak, Finnish javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1984), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1961-04-19 Richard Phelps, British pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Gloucester, England
  • 1961-04-26 Al Lawrence, Jamaican 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Jamaica
  • 1961-05-09 Rene Capo, Cuban half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Pinal del Rio Cuba
  • 1961-05-10 Blyth Tait, New Zealand equestrian (Olympic gold Individual eventing 1996, bronze 1992), born in Whangārei, New Zealand
  • 1961-05-20 Vaughn Jefferis, New Zealand equestrian rider (World C'ship gold 1994, 98; Olympic bronze 1996), born in Huntly, New Zealand
  • 1961-05-27 Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976, 84, 88)
  • 1961-05-27 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • 1961-06-01 Werner Günthör, Swiss athlete (World C'ship gold, shot put 1987, 91, 93; Olympic bronze 1988), born in Uttwil, Switzerland
  • 1961-06-02 Kerry Junna-Saxby, Australian 10k walker (Olympics-15th-1992, 96)
  • 1961-06-03 Peter Glen Vidmar, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-06-14 Grace Jackson, Jamaican 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • 1961-06-20 Karin Enke, German speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1961-06-22 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey
  • 1961-06-24 Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic gold 1980)

Person of interestCarl Lewis

1961-07-01 Carl Lewis, American sprinter and long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961-07-05 Zlatko Saračević, Croatian handball player (145 caps Yugoslavia, 75 Croatia; Olympic gold 1996 Croatia), born in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina (d. 2021)
  • 1961-07-06 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, American 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1961-07-19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • 1961-08-01 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • 1961-08-03 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1961-08-07 Yelena Davydova, Russian Canadian gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Voronezh, Soviet Union
  • 1961-08-19 Danuta Bartoszek, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Pyrzyce, Poland
  • 1961-08-21 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • 1961-09-22 Dot Richardson, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1961-10-06 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1961-10-09 Arlene Boxall, Zimbabwean field hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961-10-10 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961-10-18 Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1961-10-22 Donna Wynd, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1961-10-29 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998)
  • 1961-10-31 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1961-10-31 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne Australia
  • 1961-10-31 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961-11-01 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1961-11-07 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgarian 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1961-11-11 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1961-11-12 Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast (5 x Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Onești, Romania
  • 1961-11-24 Carl Sundquist, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1961-11-25 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961-11-30 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1961-12-09 Ian Andrew Wright, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1961-12-10 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor, Olympic gold 1992), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • 1961-12-18 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1961-12-30 Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1988-disqualified), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1961-12-30 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-01-05 Donald John Cowie, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962-01-06 Philip Brown, English 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1962-01-12 Gunde Svan, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Järna, Sweden
  • 1962-01-18 David O'Connor, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1962-01-27 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympic silver 1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962-02-04 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-02-13 Jackie Silva, Brazilian volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996) born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1962-02-22 Lisa Jacquin, American equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962-02-25 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1962-02-26 Sheila Cornell, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-02-27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Argentinian-American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1962-02-28 Angela Bailey, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Coventry, England
  • 1962-02-28 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962-03-01 Russell Coutts, New Zealand yachtsman (Olympic gold Finn Class 1984, America's Cup 5 x winner), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1962-03-03 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic gold 1988, 92)
  • 1962-03-04 Brant Ian Woodward, New Zealand trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Hurstville, New Zealand
  • 1962-03-13 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1962-03-23 Steve Redgrave, British rower (5 Olympic gold medals 1984-2000) world's most successful male rower, born in Marlow

Person of interestJohn Stockton

1962-03-26 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1962-04-03 Nancy Filteau, Canadian athlete, 72k judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • 1962-04-07 Andy Hampsten, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1962-04-10 Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962-04-10 Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1962-04-14 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • 1962-04-15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1984), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1962-04-16 Jeanne Golay, American cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), born in Coral Gables, Florida

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport