On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 20)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 3,197

  • 1967-12-28 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-01-02 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch equestrian rider (Olympic gold dressage 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 1994, 2006), born in Erp, Netherlands
  • 1968-01-08 Alexander Alexeyev, American NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1968-01-08 Mark Duane Croghan, American 3k steeplechase athlete (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968-01-09 Katie Anderson, Canadian 100m hurdler (Olympic 7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1968-01-13 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-01-14 Fred Honebein, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-01-15 Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1968-01-15 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-01-24 Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1968-01-24 Scott Mercier, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Harbor City, California
  • 1968-01-28 Henry Hering, Pointe-Claire Quebec, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1968-01-28 Marnie McBean, rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968-02-02 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-02-02 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-02-03 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-02-08 Joy Fawcett, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1968-02-17 Celita Schutz, American half-middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Riverdale, New Jersey
  • 1968-03-03 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • 1968-03-04 Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1968-03-05 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968-03-06 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968-03-19 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-03-21 Jeff Lazaro, Waltham Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • 1968-03-25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-03-28 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968-04-06 Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Western Australia
  • 1968-04-07 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1968-04-13 Tami Lyn Jameson, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968-04-13 Toni Lee Jameson, American team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968-04-14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968-04-22 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1968-04-26 Ahmed Elmaghraby, American field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Suez, Egypt
  • 1968-04-30 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-05-09 Marie-José Pérec, French athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m 1996), born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
  • 1968-05-10 Julie Smith, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendora, California
  • 1968-05-15 James "Jim" Neil, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1968-05-22 Carmie Vairo, softball infielder (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968-05-22 Mike Harbold, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968-05-25 Nathalie Schneyder, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-05-26 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1968-05-28 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics, 1992, 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968-05-28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-05-30 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1968-06-06 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1968-06-12 Patty Armstrong, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1968-06-20 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-06-21 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1968-06-23 Kent Steffes, American beach volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1968-07-02 Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1992), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-07-04 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1968-07-05 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968-07-10 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1968-07-21 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • 1968-07-23 Chris Kerber, American lightweight rower (Olympics 1996), born in Collingswood, New Jersey
  • 1968-07-23 Gary Payton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996, 2000; NBA All-Star 1994–98, 2000–03; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968-07-29 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1968-07-30 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • 1968-08-02 Sean Groom, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • 1968-08-08 Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
  • 1968-08-09 Jay Stacy, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1968-08-10 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-08-10 Jennifer Horton, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Dover, New Jersey
  • 1968-08-12 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-08-14 Glenn Leroy McLeay, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1968-08-15 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-08-18 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1968-08-18 John Coyle, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • 1968-08-19 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer (Gold Olympic Medal 1996, Silver 2004), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1968-08-20 Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • 1968-08-22 Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • 1968-08-31 Glenroy Gilbert, Trinidad, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968-08-31 Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968-09-04 Carlette Guidry-White, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1992, 1996; World C'ships 1995), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-09-04 Rick McNair, American water polo 2m defender (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968-09-09 Jon Drummond, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-09-09 Thomas P. Auth, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1968-09-16 Tara Cross-Battle, American volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-09-17 Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1968-09-20 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1968-09-22 Lisa Alexander, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-09-27 Mark Bradtke, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1968-10-02 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-10-11 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-10-16 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1968-10-17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-10-27 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • 1968-10-28 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-10-29 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994)
  • 1968-11-03 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1968-11-08 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1968-11-10 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-11-18 Mel Stewart, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1968-11-19 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1968-11-19 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-11-20 Richard Clarke, Canadian sailor Finn (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-11-21 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1968-11-22 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-11-23 John O'Neill, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968-11-24 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1996)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport