On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 17)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 3,197

  • 1964-12-08 James Martinez, Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-12-23 Andy Gabel, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-12-25 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-12-31 Klari MacAskill, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1965-01-01 Andrew Valmon, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-01-04 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1965-01-05 Patrik Sjöberg, Swedish high jumper (WR 2.42m 1987; World C'ship gold 1987; Olympic silver 1984, 92; bronze 1988), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1965-01-06 Lindsay Burns, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Big Timber, Montana
  • 1965-01-08 Eric Wohlberg, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1965-01-09 Carin Garbarra, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1965-01-24 Ross MacDonald, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in British Columbia, Canada
  • 1965-01-25 Esa Tikkanen, Finnish NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1965-01-27 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1965-01-29 Dominik Hašek, Czech Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (Olympic gold 1998, 2-time NHL MVP), born in Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • 1965-01-31 Adam Johnson, American beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965-01-31 Kim Clarke, American team handball back court (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965-01-31 Diána Igaly, Hungarian sport shooter (Olympic gold women's skeet 2004; bronze 2000), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2021)
  • 1965-02-03 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965-02-05 Ben Lee, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • 1965-03-04 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-03-06 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965-03-16 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1965-03-17 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-03-20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965-03-24 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965-04-06 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1965-04-06 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-04-12 Elaine Zayak, American figure skater (Olympic 6th 1984), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1965-04-16 Caren Kemner, American volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1965-04-20 Jim Terrell, American sprint canoer (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965-04-21 Ed Belfour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Olympic gold 2001, Vezina Trophy 1991, 93), born in Carman, Manitoba
  • 1965-04-23 Donna Weinbrecht, American skier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1965-04-27 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1965-04-30 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestSteve Yzerman

1965-05-09 Steve Yzerman, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 2002, Detroit Red Wings), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1965-05-12 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1965-05-14 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympic bronze 1992/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965-05-16 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-05-24 Chris Jorgis, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1965-05-26 Jacqueline Mary Nelson, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1965-05-28 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1965-05-29 Emilio Sánchez, Spanish tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze, Hopman Cup 1990), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1965-05-29 Jammo Myllys, Finnish hockey goaltender (Finland World C'ship gold 1995), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • 1965-06-01 Larisa Lazutina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4×5 km relay 1994, 3 x gold 1998; 10 x gold World C'ships), born in Kondopoga, Russia
  • 1965-06-01 Olga Nazarova, Russian athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 4x400m relay 1991), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-06-06 Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1965-06-06 Wendy Wiebe, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,
  • 1965-06-12 Gwen Torrence, Lithonia GA, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)

Person of interestDan Jansen

1965-06-17 Dan Jansen, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92), born in West Allis, Wisconsin

Speed Skater Dan Jansen
Speed Skater
Dan Jansen
  • 1965-06-23 John "Chip" McKibben II, Balboa Island California, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-06-24 Patrick Jeffrey, diver (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1965-06-28 Michele Timms, Australian WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1965-06-30 Mitch Richmond, American NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1965-07-04 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965-07-12 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1965-07-15 Tom Dvorak, Canadian equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Braunschwieg, Germany
  • 1965-07-19 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-07-24 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965-07-29 Doug Burden, rower (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • 1965-07-29 Karen Doell, American softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996), born in Winkler, Manitoba

Person of interestDavid Robinson

1965-08-06 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1965-08-07 Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988), born in Quinte West, Canada
  • 1965-08-09 John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • 1965-08-10 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-08-10 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1965-08-19 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-08-24 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard, 1987-2005 (Indiana Pacers; Olympic gold, 1996), born in Riverside, California

Person of interestLennox Lewis

1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, British/Canadian boxer (Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion 1999), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1965-09-07 Danny Harris, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • 1965-09-08 Barbra Fontana Harris, American volleyball player (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • 1965-09-09 Marc Dunn, Canadian volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1965-09-12 Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1965-09-19 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1965-09-23 Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player (12 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 5 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, ESPN), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1965-09-25 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (6-time NBA champion, 2 Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas
  • 1965-10-05 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1965-10-06 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-10-08 Matt Biondi, American swimmer (8 Olympic gold-84, 88, 92), born in Moraga, California
  • 1965-10-08 Ross Flemer, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1965-10-11 Julianne McNamara, American gymnast (Olympic gold, uneven bars 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1965-10-16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-10-21 Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1965-10-26 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • 1965-11-07 Sigrun Wodars, German middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1965-11-11 Ruthie Matthes, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Sun Valley Idaho
  • 1965-11-13 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-11-17 Grant Connell, Canadian tennis player who was the world's #1 doubles player in the 1990s, born in Regina Saskatchewan
  • 1965-11-17 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1965-11-22 R Duncan Douglas, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-11-23 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1965-11-24 Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965-11-25 Mike Gebhardt, mistral sailor (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1965-11-25 Yasmin "Yaz" Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1965-11-27 Kathleen Heddle OBC, Canadian rower (Olympic gold coxless pair, 8's 1992; double sculls 1996), born in Trail, British Columbia (d. 2021)
  • 1965-12-03 Katarina Witt, German figure skater (Olympic gold ladies singles 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1984-85, 87-88), born in Staaken, Germany
  • 1965-12-12 Laurie Grover-Tavares, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1965-12-14 Lawrence Clay-Bey, American super heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965-12-16 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965-12-17 Jeff Grayer, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1965-12-24 Nancy Reno, American WPVA volleyballer who won the demonstration event at the 1992 Olympics, born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport