On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 15)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 3,197

  • 1962-04-17 Nancy Hogshead, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-04-24 Stuart Pearce, English soccer defender (78 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (England U-21 2007-13; Great Britain Olympic team 2012; Manchester City), born in London, England
  • 1962-04-28 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1962-05-01 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Olympic silver 1984, bronze 1992), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962-05-12 Mark Bradshaw, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Happy Camp, California
  • 1962-05-18 Mike Whitmarsh, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962-05-23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-05-24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-05-27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1962-06-01 Sherri Howard, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m hurdles 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1962-06-03 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1962-06-11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia
  • 1962-06-13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestClyde Drexler

1962-06-22 Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, NBA guard, 1983-98, 10X All-Star (Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Olympic gold, 1992), and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1962-06-28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • 1962-07-04 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-07-12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-07-14 Diane Ratnik, Canadian volleyball setter (Olympics 1992, 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962-07-17 Jay Barrs, American archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962-08-01 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

1962-08-05 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1962-08-06 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962-08-08 Charmaine Crooks, Canadian 800m runner (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Mandeville, Jamaica
  • 1962-09-05 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • 1962-09-08 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1962-09-13 Brian Fowler, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1962-09-15 Patricia "Patty" Shea, American field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, New York
  • 1962-09-26 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • 1962-10-05 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1962-10-05 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • 1962-10-05 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-10-15 Susan DeMattei, American cyclist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-10-16 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1962-10-17 John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestEvander Holyfield

1962-10-19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • 1962-10-22 Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-10-26 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • 1962-11-01 Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • 1962-11-08 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962-11-10 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1962-11-23 Andrea Blackwell, basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1962-11-28 Karen Marsden, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1962-12-01 Pamela McGee, American basketball center (Olympic gold 1984; 1997 WNBA Draft, 2nd overall pick, Sacramento Monarchs), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1962-12-01 Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater (Olympic gold 3k relay 1992; World C'ship gold overall x 5), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 1962-12-25 Mary Ellen Clark, American diver (Olympics 2 bronze-92, 96), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-01-01 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1980; WR 1979 2:28.36), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1963-01-04 Linda Muri, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Killingly, Connecticut
  • 1963-01-11 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1963-01-11 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • 1963-01-15 Lijuan Geng, Chinese-Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Hebei, China
  • 1963-01-15 Yaro Dachniwsky, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-01-20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California

Person of interestHakeem Olajuwon

1963-01-21 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 1963-01-28 Denise Biellmann, Swiss figure skater (Olympic 4th 1980), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1963-02-04 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1963-02-04 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)

Person of interestCharles Barkley

1963-02-20 Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 1963-02-21 Michael Gostigian, American pentathlete (Olympic 16th-88, 92, 96), born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-02-22 Dave Besteman, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1963-03-01 Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in Tranås, Sweden
  • 1963-03-02 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter (Olympic gold 10m air pistol 1988, 50m pistol 2000), born in Ruse, Bulgaria
  • 1963-03-09 Kent Ferguson, American diver (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963-03-12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-12 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1963-03-20 Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)
  • 1963-03-23 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
  • 1963-03-26 Rebecca Twigg, American cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-27 James Todd Graves, American sport shooter (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Rouston, Louisiana
  • 1963-03-28 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1963-04-10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963-04-14 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1963-05-01 Robert Seguso, American tennis player (4 x men's doubles major titles; Olympic gold men's doubles 1988), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963-05-11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-21 Elena Vodorezova, Russian figure skater (Olympic-1976) and coach, born in Moscow, USSR
  • 1963-05-24 Horace Holden Jr., American slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963-06-04 Carey Nelson, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • 1963-06-06 Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1963-06-06 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1963-06-11 Bruce Kimball, American diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1963-06-11 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Olympic gold 1998), born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1963-06-12 Philippa June Baker, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 1963-06-20 Kirk Baptiste, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1963-06-25 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1963-06-26 Wendy Lucero-Schayes, American diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-06-27 Stephen Peterson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-07-01 Igor Zhelezovski, Belarusian speed skater (record 6 x World Sprint Champion; Olympic silver 1994; bronze 1988), born in Orša, Byelorussia (d. 2021)
  • 1963-07-08 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1963-07-12 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-07-17 Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 2019)
  • 1963-07-19 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1963-07-20 Jenny Spangler, American marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Monroe, Wisconsin
  • 1963-07-24 Karl Malone, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Summeerfield, Louisiana
  • 1963-07-30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-07-30 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-08-06 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • 1963-08-13 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rican sharp shooter, US 3x20 rifle (Olympic 7th 1996)
  • 1963-08-15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-08-20 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-08-21 Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1963-08-22 Lily Yip, Chinese-American table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport