On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 16)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 3,197

  • 1963-08-28 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-09-08 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Laibin, Guangxi
  • 1963-09-09 Leslie Thompson, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1963-09-18 Richard Weiss, American slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1963-09-26 Douglas Wakiihuri, Kenyan athlete (World marathon champion 1987, Olympic silver 1988), born in Mombasa, Kenya
  • 1963-09-27 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1963-09-30 Ed Drakich, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1963-10-10 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands

Person of interestBrian Boitano

1963-10-22 Brian Boitano, American figure skater (Olympic men's singles gold 1988), born in Mountain View, California

Figure Skater Brian Boitano
Figure Skater
Brian Boitano
  • 1963-10-23 David Bedard, Canadian springboard diver (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-10-30 Todd Sand, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
  • 1963-11-02 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
  • 1963-11-06 Jean-Marc Chouinard, Canadian fencer (epee - Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-11-10 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-11-15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestZina Garrison

1963-11-16 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1963-12-01 Nathalie Lambert, Canadian short-track speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m relay 1992; World C'ships gold overall 1991, 93-94), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-12-03 Steve Hegg, American road and track cyclist (Olympic gold individual pursuit 1984), born in Dana Point, California
  • 1963-12-04 Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1988; World C'ship gold 1983, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97), born in Luhansk, Ukraine
  • 1963-12-10 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1963-12-19 Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-12-23 Carol Peterka, American team handball back court (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • 1963-12-27 Dana Chladek, Czech-American slalom kayaker (Olympic bronze 1992, silver 1996), born in Děčín, Czech Republic
  • 1964-01-02 Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-division world champion), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1964-01-03 Cheryl Miller, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach and broadcaster (Olympic gold 1984; USC; TNT), born in Riverside, California
  • 1964-01-04 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
  • 1964-01-10 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964-01-10 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964-01-14 Sergei Nemchinov, Russian NHL center, 1991-2001 (NY Rangers, NJ Devils, and 2 other teams; Olympic silver, 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-01-15 Paula Schnurr, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
  • 1964-01-18 Virgil Hill, American middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Clinton, Missouri
  • 1964-01-18 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1964-01-27 Inga Thompson, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92), born in Reno, Nevada
  • 1964-01-31 Sharon Cain, American team handball player (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1964-02-07 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, swimmer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Riverside, California
  • 1964-02-10 Sam Graddy, US 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1964-02-13 Evi Strasser, German equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Inzell, Germany
  • 1964-02-27 April Heinrichs, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1964-03-04 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnast (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1964-03-04 Linda French, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964-03-09 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1964-03-11 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1964-03-17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)

Person of interestBonnie Blair

1964-03-18 Bonnie Blair, American speed skater (Olympic 5 gold/bronze 1988, 92, 94), born in Champaign, Illinois

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • 1964-03-20 Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-04-05 Robert "Bob" Kaehler, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • 1964-04-09 Charles Jenkins Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1992), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-04-14 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964-04-28 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/capt (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)

Person of interestYvonne van Gennip

1964-05-01 Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m 1988), born in Haarlem, Netherlands

Speed Skater Yvonne van Gennip
Speed Skater
Yvonne van Gennip
  • 1964-05-05 Heike Henkel, German world record indoor high jumper (Olympic gold 1992), born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1964-05-06 Kim Oden, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Person of interestMiloslav Mecir

1964-05-09 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • 1964-05-12 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964-05-15 Pierre Trentin, French 1K time trials (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1964-05-24 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic gold 1988), born in Bradford, England
  • 1964-05-30 Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-06-05 Laura Charameda, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • 1964-06-07 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1964-06-11 Kim Gallagher, American athlete (Olympic silver 1984; bronze 1988), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964-06-13 Jennifer Gillom, American WNBA center and forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988), born in Abbeville, Mississippi
  • 1964-06-17 Michael Gross, German swimmer (3 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1964-06-18 Thanh Nguyen, American 141 lbs US weightlifter (Olympics 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1964-07-02 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964-07-06 Lillie Leatherwood, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1964-07-11 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1964-07-14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964-07-19 Teresa Edwards, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984, 88,92,96), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • 1964-07-23 Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964-07-24 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-08-01 Traci Phillips, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964-08-01 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1964-08-06 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-08-26 Dave Boyes, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,
  • 1964-08-26 Karla Karch-Gailus, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1964-09-08 Steffan Peters, German equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996, 2016), born in Wesel, Germany
  • 1964-09-15 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1964-09-23 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-09-30 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-10-02 Sheila Echols, American track athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1964-10-04 Matthew Cetlinski, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 1988), born in Fort Worth, Florida
  • 1964-10-05 Denean Howard, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1964-10-06 Tom Jager, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92; 50m freestyle world record x 6), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1964-10-10 Maxi Gnauck, German uneven parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1964-10-27 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • 1964-10-27 Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-10-28 Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)
  • 1964-10-29 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964-10-29 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-11-09 Leah Pells, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1964-11-14 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1964-11-17 Marina Tcherkasova, American pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1964-11-17 Michelle Knox-Zaloom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1964-11-19 Jeni Lidgett, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-11-25 Wendy Wyland, American platform diver (Olympic bronze, 1984), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1964-11-26 Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988, 94), born in Elm, Switzerland
  • 1964-11-27 David Giles, Australian sailor (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1964-12-05 Pablo Morales, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley relay 1984, 92; 100m butterfly 1992), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-12-07 Peter Laviolette, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Franklin, Massachusetts
  • 1964-12-07 Vladimir Artemov, Russian gymnast (4 Olympic gold 1988), born in Vladimir, Russia

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport