On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 23)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 3,197

  • 1970-08-02 Chainey Umphrey, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970-08-04 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-08-06 Mike Strange, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • 1970-08-07 Eric Namesnik, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1970-08-08 Catriona Fallon, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1970-08-12 Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympic 8th 1992, 96)
  • 1970-08-15 Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1970-08-16 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1970-08-24 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (Olympics gold 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970-08-27 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1970-08-28 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970-09-04 Cari Read, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1970-09-04 Janae Lautenschlager, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Canoga Park California
  • 1970-09-05 Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1970-09-06 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970-09-11 Berry Richter, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970-09-11 Dan Hackett, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970-09-12 Rebecca Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1970-09-19 Antti Törmänen, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1970-09-24 Kristin Talbot, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Schuylerville New York
  • 1970-09-29 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-10-01 Alexei Zhamnov, Russian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold 1992), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-10-01 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan steeplechaser (World C'ship gold 1991, 93, 95; Olympic silver 1996), born in Marakwet District, Kenya
  • 1970-10-05 Tina Poitras, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 1996), born in Thompson, Canada
  • 1970-10-07 Daniel Collins, Australian canoeist (World C'ship gold K-2 500m 1997; Olympic silver 2000), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1970-10-10 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1970-10-10 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger (Olympic gold 1998), born in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany
  • 1970-10-10 Matthew Pinsent CBE, English rower (Olympic gold coxless pair 1992, 96; four 2000, 04; World C'ship gold x 10) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Holt, England
  • 1970-10-14 Nina Kemppel, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1970-10-17 Tasha Tsang, Canadian rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
  • 1970-10-26 Tom Vano, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1970-10-29 Chris Thorpe, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1970-10-30 James Pedro, American lightweight judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
  • 1970-11-06 Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970-11-07 Kris[ten] Fillat, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1970-11-09 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1970-11-09 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Bankstown, New South Wales
  • 1970-11-10 Trent Dimas, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestTonya Harding

1970-11-12 Tonya Harding, American figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon

Figure Skater Tonya Harding
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  • 1970-11-15 Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970-11-19 Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970-11-22 Alison Korn, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970-11-27 Chris Underwood, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-11-28 Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-11-30 Natalie Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970-12-02 Maksim Tarasov, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1992; World C'ship gold 1999), born in Yaroslavl, Russia
  • 1970-12-03 Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (World C'ship gold 1990, 92, 97; coach Dartmouth College), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1970-12-13 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-12-13 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, American 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1970-12-19 Jon Cleveland, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Fresno, California
  • 1970-12-28 James Jett, US Olympic sprinter and NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), born in Charles Town, West Virginia
  • 1970-12-30 Gus Nketia, 100m sprint (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1970-12-31 Dan Howe, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1971-01-04 Deb Sonnenberg, Canadian softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-01-09 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971-01-16 Scott Williams, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Orange County, California
  • 1971-01-17 Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971-01-20 Andrei Skabelka, Belarusian ice hockey player & coach (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1971-01-23 Julie Foudy, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971-01-23 Mark Grimmette, American doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971-01-26 Lee Naylor, Australian 400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • 1971-02-01 Tommy Salo, Swedish ice hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1994; World C'ship gold 1998; NHL All Star 2000, 02; Edmonton Oilers), born in Surahammar, Sweden
  • 1971-02-03 Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971-02-05 Dianne Norman, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
  • 1971-02-06 Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1971-02-07 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-02-10 Marty Nothstein, US sprint cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-02-12 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1971-02-13 Mats Sundin, Swedish NHL center (Olympics gold 2006; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Bromma, Sweden
  • 1971-02-15 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1971-02-16 Chi Kredell, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971-02-19 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • 1971-02-22 Lisa Fernandez, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1971-02-25 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1971-02-25 Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-02-25 David Fox, American 50m freestyle (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • 1971-02-25 Nova Peris, field hockey left halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1971-02-27 Ivan Robinson, American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-03-01 Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-03-07 Alison Herst, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-03-09 Bev Oden, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • 1971-03-11 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971-03-11 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971-03-15 Patrick Reidy, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971-03-19 Whitney Hedgepeth, American swimmer - 100m/200m backstroke (2 Olympic silver medals 1996), born in Charlottesville, Virgina
  • 1971-03-20 Janis Kelly, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1971-03-25 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971-03-25 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1971-03-26 Dave DeGraaf, American team handball player (Olympics, 1996), born in Spring Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971-03-28 Damien Marsh, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (World Championship, 1995 -Silver medal), born in Goondiwindi, Queensland
  • 1971-03-30 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971-04-02 Todd Woodbridge OAM, Australian tennis player (16 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 6 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (7 Network, 9 Network), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1971-04-03 Peter Schwab, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-04-03 Picabo Street, American skier (Olympic gold 1994), born in Triumph, Idaho
  • 1971-04-04 Jaime Fernandez, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-04-05 Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-04-06 Tom Sorensen, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971-04-07 Stephen Brimacombe, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-04-08 Marc Peers, Canadian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1971-04-09 Wang Yang, youngest Olympic record breaker at age 17 (Olympics 1988)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport