On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 25)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 2401 - 2,500 of 3,197

  • 1972-01-24 Salima Davidson, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972-01-29 Scott Davis, American figure skater (Olympics 1994), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1972-02-05 Chris Bailey, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marietta, New York
  • 1972-02-06 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972-02-10 Sara Simmons, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • 1972-02-13 Juha Ylonen, NHL forward (Olympic bronze 1998, Phoenix), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1972-02-15 Jaromír Jágr, Czech NHL right wing (Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup 1991-92, Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • 1972-02-17 Lloy Ball, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • 1972-02-17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972-02-17 Stephen Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1972-02-17 Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-02-17 Vladimir Vujtek, Czech NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Tampa Bay), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia)
  • 1972-02-24 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-02-28 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972-03-03 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972-03-04 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestShaquille O'Neal

1972-03-06 Shaquille O'Neal, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1996), born in Newark, New Jersey

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
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  • 1972-03-07 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972-03-14 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-03-15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972-03-17 Mia Hamm, Anerican soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Selma, Alabama
  • 1972-03-19 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-03-21 Boris Mironov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Edmonton), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1972-03-22 Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (World C'ship gold singles 1994, 95, 97; Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1972-03-28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-03-29 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • 1972-04-08 Katrina Powell, Australian field hockey striker (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra Australia
  • 1972-04-09 Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Queanbeyan, Australia
  • 1972-04-09 Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1972-04-10 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972-04-10 Sue Merz, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics 1998), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1972-04-17 Benjamin Dodwell, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972-04-24 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972-05-02 Jill Savery, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972-05-02 Peter Ogilvie, Canadian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972-05-03 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne
  • 1972-05-04 Ethan Watts, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972-05-04 Gretchen Ulion, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marlborough, Connecticut
  • 1972-05-05 Ronald Snook, Australian rower (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
  • 1972-05-05 James Cracknell, British rowing champion (Olympic gold 2000, 04), born in Sutton, London
  • 1972-05-09 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1972-05-09 Daniela Silivaș, Romanian gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1988), born in Deva, Romania
  • 1972-05-21 Liliko Ogasawara, American middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1972-05-25 Tony Ronaldson, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1972-05-30 Renita Farrell, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic Gold 1996, 2000), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • 1972-05-31 John Godina, American shot putter (World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 01; Olympic silver 1996), born in Fort Still, Oklahoma
  • 1972-05-31 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-06-01 Mike Dunham, American ice hockey goaltender (Olympic silver 2002; NHL: Nashville Predators; NY Rangers) and GT Development coach (Boston Bruins, NY Islanders), born in Johnson City, New York
  • 1972-06-06 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1972-06-06 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-06-15 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-06-19 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-06-26 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Southport, Queensland
  • 1972-07-01 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • 1972-07-03 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972-07-04 Steve Giles, English canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96), born in Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 1972-07-05 Robert Esmie, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1972-07-07 Lisa Leslie, American WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gardena, California
  • 1972-07-12 Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1972-07-17 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1972-07-21 Lilach Parisky, Israeli Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-07-23 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972-07-27 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972-07-30 Olga Chernyak, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1972-08-01 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
  • 1972-08-02 Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-08-03 Alain Bolduc, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972-08-03 Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972-08-03 John Lilley, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1972-08-05 Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1972-08-12 Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1972-08-16 Michael Thornberry, American team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1972-08-18 Nate Jones, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-08-19 Colleen Thornburn, Canadian softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972-08-24 Ian Moran, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972-08-27 Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • 1972-08-28 Darby Hendrickson, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield, Minnasota
  • 1972-09-01 Josh Davis, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100/200m freestyle relay/4x100m medley relay 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1972-09-01 Louise Dobson OAM, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic gold 1996; Champions Trophy gold 1997, 99, 2003), born in Shepparton, Australia
  • 1972-09-04 Daniel Nestor, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1972-09-05 Dirk Copeland, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972-09-11 Kip Simons, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Media, Pennsylvania
  • 1972-09-18 Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium
  • 1972-09-19 David Tamburrino, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1972-09-20 Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-09-27 Clara Hughes, cyclist (Olympics 2 bronze-96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1972-10-01 Danielle Scott-Arruda, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics silver 2008, 12), born in Baton Rouge Louisiana
  • 1972-10-05 Grant Hill, American basketball player (Det Pistons, Olympic gold 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-10-08 Dede Demet, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972-10-10 Marianne Limpert, Canadian 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Matagami, Quebec
  • 1972-10-13 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • 1972-10-16 Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-10-19 Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1972-10-19 Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-10-19 Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1972-10-23 Tiffeny Milbrett, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1972-10-27 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972-10-27 Maria Mutola, Mozambican 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
  • 1972-10-30 Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-11-02 Marie-Josée Gilbeau-Ouimet, Canadian kayaker (World C'ships 3 gold K-2 200m 1995, 98; K-4 200m 1995), born in Lachine, Quebec

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Deaths in Sport