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The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... See also: 1975 in sports, other events of 1976, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 15David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship... See also: 1976 in sports, other events of 1977, 1978 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 USAC Racing - Tom Sneva wins the season championship Indianapolis 500 - won by A.J. Foyt. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship May 25 - Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One... See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 20XX redirects here. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... The 20th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Fort Worth, USA, in 1979. ... Alieksandr Nikolaievitch Ditjatin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Дитятин) (born August 07, 1957 in Leningrad) is a Soviet gymnast, three-time Olympic Champion, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. He competed for the Leningrad Dinamo sports society. ... Nellie Vladimirovna Kim (Russian: ; b. ...

Athletics

A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ...

Decathlon

  • Best Year Performance

Decathlon is an athletic event combining 10 track and field events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Guido Kratschmer (born 10 January 1953) is a West German athlete who competed mainly in the Decathlon. ... West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ...

Marathon

Although marathon sometimes refers to any athletic event requiring great endurance, more specifically it refers to a long-distance track event of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards). ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... The Athletics competition in the 1979 Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Enschede Marathon is an annual marathon race over the classic distance of 42km and 195 metres held in the city of Enschede, The Netherlands. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... The Mediterranean Games are a multi-sport games held every four years for nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ... For other uses, see Split (disambiguation). ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Fukuoka marathon, held in Fukuoka (Japan), is a prominent international marathon race started in 1947. ... Toshihiko Seko (born July 15, 1956) is a Japanese long-distance runner, a world-class marathon competitor in the 1980s. ...

Auto Racing

A Peugeot 206 World Rally Car Motor racing and Motorsports redirect here. ... NEXTEL Cup drivers practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly in the United States and Great Britain held largely on oval rings of between approximately a quarter-mile and 2. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Rick Ravon Mears (born December 3, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American race car driver. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... Rick Ravon Mears (born December 3, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American race car driver. ... F1 redirects here. ... Jody David Scheckter (born January 29, 1950) is a former auto racing driver, the 1979 Formula One World Drivers Champion. ... The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the worlds most famous sports car endurance race, held annually at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, in the French Sarthe département. ... Klaus Ludwig (born May 5, 1949 in Bonn, Germany) was probably Germanys best race driver that did not enter Formula One. ... Bill Whittington is a former American racing driver who won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans together with his brother Don Whittington and Klaus Ludwig on a Porsche 935. ... Don Whittington is a former American racing driver who won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans together with his brother Bill Whittington and Klaus Ludwig on a Porsche 935. ... This article is about the auto company. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... Bernard Darniche (born March 28, 1942) is a French former rally driver. ... Stephane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlssons replica 1963 Monte Carlo Saab 96 rally car at Linköping, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of SAAB in 1997 The Monte... 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 1970 Lancia Stratos 0, the first prototype of Lancia Stratos [1] Lancia Stratos Turbo Group 5 The Lancia Stratos HF, widely known as Lancia Stratos was an automobile made by Italian car manufacturer Lancia. ... Top Fuel dragster Drag racing is a sport in which cars race down a track with a set distance as fast as possible. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Clocked Speed = 314 mph (506 km/h), Kwinana Race Track, W.A., 2005 Top fuel dragster time (4. ... Cover of Hot Rod magazine, featuring Don Garlits front engine dragster, Wynns Jammer Donald Glenn Garlits (born January 14, 1932, Tampa, Florida) is considered the father of drag racing. ... Touring car racing is a general term for a number of distinct auto racing competitions in heavily-modified street cars. ... For other persons named Peter Brock, see Peter Brock (disambiguation). ... Jim Richards (born September 2, 1947) is a New Zealand and Australian racing driver. ... The Bathurst 1000 (currently officially known as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is a 1,000-kilometre touring car race held annually at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Holden Torana was a car produced by General Motors Holden (GMH), the Australian subsidiary of General Motors. ...

Baseball

This article is about the sport. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ...

Basketball

This article is about the sport. ... // Final four redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball League is Australias top-level professional basketball competition. ... The Southern Melbourne Saints, previously known as the St Kilda Saints and the Westside Melbourne Saints, were an Australian basketball team, that played in Melbourne, Victoria, in the National Basketball League. ... The Canberra Cannons were a basketball team competing in the Australian National Basketball League. ...

Boxing

For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... For the politician and activist, see Larry Holmes (Marxist). ... Earnie Dee Shaver better known as Earnie Shavers (born August 31, 1945) was a professional boxer. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vito Antuofermo (born February 9, 1953) is an actor who is also a former world Middleweight boxing champion. ... Marvelous Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler in Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 1954), is a former American boxer. ... Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a retired professional boxer. ... WBC logo mark “WBC” redirects here. ... Wilfred Benitez (born September 12, 1958), also known popularly as Wilfredo Benitez, is a Puerto Rican boxer. ... A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ...

Cricket

This article is about the sport. ... The Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of mens One-Day International (ODI) cricket. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The WSC logo. ... ICC logo The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body for international Test match and One-day International cricket. ...

Cycling

Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a means of transport, a form of recreation, and a sport. ... The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle racing stage race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... Giuseppe Saronni winning his World gold medal in 1982. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a French cyclist best known for his five victories in the Tour de France. ... The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual world championship for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). ... Jan Raas (born November 8, 1952, Heinkenszand) is a Dutch former professional cyclist whose 115 career wins include the 1979 World Road Race Championship in Valkenburg, he also won three of the sports Monuments: the Ronde van Vlaanderen in 1979 and 1983, Paris-Roubaix in 1982 and the Milan-Sanremo...

Dogsled racing

Dogsled racing is a winter dog sport involving the timed competition of teams of sleddogs that pull a sled, on the runners of which the dog driver or musher stands. ... For the current race, see 2007 Iditarod The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually called the Iditarod, is an annual dog sled race in Alaska, where mushers and teams of dogs cover about 1,150 miles (1,852 km) in eight to fifteen days. ... Rick Swenson, sometimes known as the King of the Iditarod, is an American dog musher who has won the 1,049-mile Iditarod dog sled race across the U.S. state of Alaska more times than any other competitor. ...

Field Hockey

  • March 10 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England.England drew 0-0 with Ireland.
  • August - The 2nd Women's World Field Hockey Championships was held at Vancouver, Canada with the Netherlands as the champions.

A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... The logo of 1979 Pan American Games The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Figure skating

Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... Vladimir Kovalev (Russian: ) (born February 2, 1953) is a retired figure skater who competed internationally for the USSR. He is an Olympic silver medalist and 2-time World champion. ... Linda Fratianne (born August 2, 1960 in Los Angeles-Northridge, California, USA) was an American Olympic figure skater, who won four consecutive U.S. Championships (1977-1980). ... Tai Reina Babilonia (born 1960) is a U.S. figure skater, the partner of Randy Gardner. ... Randy Gardner is a U.S. figure skater, the partner of Tai Babilonia. ... Natalia Linichuk (Russian:Наталья Владимировна Линичук; born February 6, 1956 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. ... Gennadi Michailowitsch Karponossov (Cyrillic Геннадий Михайлович Карпоносов, born November 21, 1950 in Moscow, Soviet Union (Russia)) is a Russian figure skater. ...

Football (American)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Date January 21, 1979 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 3 1/2 National anthem The Colgate Thirteen Coin toss George Halas Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Bob Jani Productions present Carnival Salute to Caribbean with various Caribbean bands Attendance 79,484... Steelers redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference...

Football (Australian rules football)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... This article is about the present day Victorian state football league. ... Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is the sixth oldest Australian rules football club and the third oldest club in the Australian Football League. ... Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies, is an Australian rules football club involved, and playing in the Australian Football League. ... The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is the medal awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie not including finals matches) as decided upon by umpires. ... Peter Moore (born 11 January 1957) was an Australian rules footballer for Collingwood and Melbourne in the Australian Football League. ...

Football (Canadian)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ... -1...

Football (Soccer)

For an extensive coverage see 1979 in football (soccer)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Template:Minidesambiguação {{DadosClubeFutebol image = [[Image:SC internacional. ...

Golf

Men's Golf This article is about the sport. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

  • PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Tom Watson - $462,636

Women's Golf The Grand Slam of golf consists of four major golfing events held each year; the events are often referred to as the major tournaments and are all recognized as a part of the worlds two most prestigious tours, the PGA TOUR in the United States and the PGA European... This article is about the golf tournament. ... Frank Urban Fuzzy Zoeller, Jr. ... // Ed Sneed (born August 6, 1944) is an American professional golfer, sportscaster and course design consultant, who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. ... Thomas Sturges Tom Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA Tour events. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957) is a Spanish professional golfer and former World No. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ... Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France - died April 16, 1950 in Étretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his countrys greatest golfer. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... David Graham is an Australian golfer. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Thomas Sturges Tom Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA Tour events. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Jerilyn Britz (born January 1, 1943) is an American golfer. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... Donna Caponi-Byrnes (b. ... Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Torrance, California) is one of the most accomplished women in the history of professional womens golf. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing in the United Kingdom is governed by the Horseracing Regulatory Authority (the HRA) which makes and enforces the rules, issues licences or permits to trainers and jockeys, and runs the races through their race course officials. ... The Melbourne Cup is Australias major annual thoroughbred horse race. ... Hyperno was a thoroughbred racehorse by Rangong (GB) out of Mikarla (NZ). ... The Queens Plate is North Americas oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses, foaled in Canada, run annually in July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ... Three Troikas (b. ... The Irish Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at the Curragh, County Kildare in late June / early July. ... Troy (1976-1983) was an British Thoroughbred racehorse. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1600 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk, England. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... Troy (1976-1983) was an British Thoroughbred racehorse. ... The St. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... Spectacular Bid (February 17, 1976 — June 9, 2003) was an American thoroughbred race horse. ... The Preakness Stakes is a Grade I stakes race 1 3/16 mile (1. ... Spectacular Bid (February 17, 1976 — June 9, 2003) was an American thoroughbred race horse. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious Grade I stakes race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... Coastal (foaled 1976 at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky) was an American thoroughbred stallion racehorse. ...

Harness Racing

A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. ... The Meadowlands Racetrack is a horse racing track at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers consists of the following horse races: Cane Pace Messenger Stakes Little Brown Jug The traditional order of the races was Cane Pace, Little Brown Jug, and Messenger. ... The Cane Pace is a harness horse race run annually since 1955. ... The Little Brown Jug is a harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbreds hosted by the Delaware County Agricultural Society since 1946 at the County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. ... The Messenger Stakes is an American harness racing event for 3-year-old pacing horses. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters consists of the following horse races: Hambletonian Yonkers Trot Kentucky Futurity Since its inauguration in 1955, only seven horses have ever won the Trotting Triple Crown. ... The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. ... The Yonkers Trot is a harness race for three-year old trotting standardbreds held at Yonkers Raceway in New York. ... The Kentucky Futurity is a stakes race for three-year-old trotters, held annually at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky since 1893. ... The Interdominions is a harness racing competition held between horses from Australia and New Zealand. ... Rondel (from Old French, the diminutive of roont round, meaning small circle) may refer to: A rondel or roundel was a type of medieval dagger A sort of short poem of 14 lines, see Rondel (poem). ...

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Art Ross Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the most points scored at the end of the regular season. ... NHL redirects here. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... NHL redirects here. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... Real Cloutier (born July 20, 1956 in St. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Hat Trick (disambiguation). ... NHL redirects here. ...

Skiing

Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Peter Lüscher (born 14 October 1956) is a former Swiss alpine skier, winner of the 1979 Alpine Skiing World Cup. ... Annemarie Moser-Pröll (born March 27, 1953 in Kleinarl, Salzburg) a former Austrian Alpine skier, was the most successful female skier of the Alpine skiing World Cup during the 1970s. ...

Snooker

Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... The snooker players ranked number one in the world are listed below for each season since rankings began. ...

Swimming

Swimmer redirects here. ...

Records

  • July 23West Germany's Klaus Steinbach sets a world record in the 50m freestyle at a swimming meet in Freiburg, shaving off 0.02 of the previous record (23.72) set by Ron Manganiello nearly a year ago: 23.70.

is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Klaus Steinbach (born December 14, 1952 in Kleve, Germany) is a former freestyle swimmer from Germany, who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics. ... The first World Record in the Mens 50 metres Freestyle in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1976. ... This article refers to the city in Baden-Württemberg. ...

Tennis

For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Guillermo Vilas (born August 17, 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a former Argentine professional tennis player. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ...   (born June 6, 1956, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...   (born June 6, 1956, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former World No. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician from Texas. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Tracy Ann Austin Holt (b. ... The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...

General sporting events

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The logo of 1979 Pan American Games The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... The 8 th edition of the Mediterranean Games was held in Split, Yugoslavia from September 15 to 29, 1979. ... For other uses, see Split (disambiguation). ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... The 1979 Summer Universiade, also known as the X Summer Universiade, took place in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the federal capital of and largest city in Mexico. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...

Awards

In 1931, the first and most prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... In 1931, the first and most prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). ... Tracy Ann Austin Holt (b. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...

Births

January

is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hanna Ljungberg (born January 10, 1979) is a Swedish football (soccer) player, playing the position of forward. ... Carla Tagliente (born January 2, 1979 in Cortland, New York) is a former field hockey striker from the United States, who earned a total number of 78 caps for the Womens National Team, in which she scored five goals. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Giuseppe Gibilisco (born January 5, 1979 in Siracusa) is an Italian pole vaulter who won the 2003 World Championships with a personal best of 5. ... Masami Tanaka (born January 5, 1979 in Hokkaido) is a former breaststroke swimmer from Japan, who won the bronze medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Country: Colombia Residence: Cúcuta, Colombia Height: 1. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jenny Johnson (born January 9, 1979 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former field hockey midfielder from Canada, who was née Zinkan-McGrade. ... Kate Wilson-Smith (born 9 January 1979) is a female badminton player from Australia. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Olga Nikolajevna Jarkova (Russian: Ольга Николаевна Жаркова; born January 11, 1979 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian curler. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Whynter Lamarre (born January 14, 1979 in Lachine, Quebec) is a Canadian water polo goaltender. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Marie-Hélène Chisholm (born January 15, 1979 in Port-Cartier, Quebec) is a Canadian judoka. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Oleg Lisogor (born 17 January 1979, Brovary, Kyiv oblast) is a Ukrainian swimmer who is the current world record holder on 50 metres breaststroke, short course, with 26. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jérôme Thomas (born January 20, 1979 in Saint-Quentin, Aisne) is a boxer from France, competing in the Flyweight (– 51kg) division. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Gerald ODriscoll (born 21 January 1979) is an Irish professional rugby union player. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Amanda Kay Levens (born on January 24, 1979 in Belvidere, Illinois) is a basketball player who played in college and had a brief stint in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pi Hongyan (Simplified Chinese: &#30382;&#32418;&#33395;, pinyin: Pí Hóngyàn) (born 25 January 1979) is a female badminton player from France. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joris Gerhard Keizer (born January 26, 1979 in Hengelo, Overijssel) is a butterfly swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country at two Summer Olympics, starting in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Barbara Schwarz, née Bretschneider, is a German expatriate now living in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Luis Amaranto Perea (born January 30, 1979 in Turbo, Colombia) is a Colombian football defender, an important player for the Colombian national team. ... Karen Smith (born January 30, 1979 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is a former field hockey midfield player from Australia, who earned a total number of 257 international caps for the Womens National Team, in which she scored 45 goals. ...

February

is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fani Halkia (Greek: &#934;&#945;&#957;&#942; &#935;&#945;&#955;&#954;&#953;&#940;; born 2 February 1979 in Larissa, Greece) is a Greek athlete. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robyn Kenney (born February 6, 1979 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a field hockey midfielder from the United States, who earned her first senior career cap vs Russia on May 2, 2002. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam Trupish (born February 8, 1979 in London, Ontario) is a boxer from Canada, competing in the welterweight (– 69kg) division. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya (Russian: ), born February 9, 1979 in Moscow, Russia is a Russian figure skater. ... Luka Špik (born February 9, 1979 in Kranj, Slovenia) is a Slovenian rower and Olympic gold medallist. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kristen Viikmäe (born February 10, 1979 in Tallinn) is an Estonian football striker. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Arnaud di Pasquale (born February 11, 1979 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a professional male tennis player from France. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a Mexican footballer. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alenka Kejžar is an Olympic class swimmer. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Valentino Rossi (born February 16, 1979 in Urbino) is an Italian professional motorcycle racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Murder in Montmartre Cara Black (born February 17, 1979 in Harare) is a professional female tennis player from Zimbabwe. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarah Schleper (born 19 February 1979 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado) is an American alpine skier. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cindy Morgan (born September 29, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her appearances as Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underpants in Caddyshack. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nathalie Dechy (born on February 21, 1979 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a French professional tennis player. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gareth Brooks (born February 28, 1979 in Christchurch) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in 2002. ...

March

is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Magüi Serna (born on March 1, 1979 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) is a professional female tennis player from Spain. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Geoff Huegill (born March 4, 1979 in Gove, Northern Territory) to an Australian father and a Thai mother is a swimmer from Australia who won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Susanna Garabatos Rodríguez (born March 8, 1979 in Vigo, Pontevedra) is a former freestyle swimmer from Spain, who competed for her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richárd Bodor (born March 10, 1979) is a breaststroke swimmer from Hungary, who won three bronze medals at the 2004 European Championships in Madrid, Spain. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ashley Callus (born March 10, 1979) is an Australian sprint freestyle swimmer, who won a gold medal in the 4x100 m freestyle relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. ... Johann Le Bihan (born March 10, 1979) is a retired medley swimmer from France, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamie Dwyer OAM (born March 12, 1979 in Rockhampton, Queensland) is a field hockey striker from Australia, who was a member of the team that won the golden medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... Nidia Lynnette Guenard (born March 12, 1979) better known as Nidia is a inactive professional wrestler who worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fábio Luiz Magalhães (born March 13, 1979 in Marataíses) is a beach volleyball player from Brazil, who won the gold medal in the mens beach team competition at the 2005 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Berlin, Germany, partnering Marcio Araujo. ... Cédric Van Branteghem (born 13 March 1979 in Ghent) is a Belgian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicolas Anelka (born March 14, 1979 in Versailles, France)[1] is a French footballer who plays in the forward position. ... Gao Ling (Chinese: 高凌, pinyin: Gāo Líng) (born 14 March 1979 in Wuhan, Hubei province) is a female badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... Yoko Shibui (born March 14, 1979 in Kuroiso) is a long-distance runner from Japan, who is competing in the 5000 and 10,000 metres as well as the marathon race. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rachel Harris (born March 15, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia) is a former freestyle and medley swimmer from Australia, who competed for her native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... Azelia Liu (born March 15, 1979 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a field hockey goalkeeper from Canada, who was selected in the Junior Womens National Team for the 1999 National Camp and series against The United States Junior Team. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Florina Carmen Herea (born March 17, 1979 in PloieÅŸti) is a international freestyle swimmer from Romania, who repesented her native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Minke Smabers (born March 22, 1979 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland) is a field hockey midfielder from the Netherlands, who played more than 200 international matches for the Dutch National Womens Team. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Natalya Baranovskaya (Наталья Барановская; born March 23, 1979 in Vitsebsk) is a professional Belarusian swimmer. ... Misty Dawn Marie Hyman (born March 23, 1979 in Mesa, Arizona) is an American swimmer who won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Muriel Hurtis is a French athlete born on March 25, 1979 at Bondy, France. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Almudena Gallardo (born 26 March Spain. ...

April

is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Marcos André Rocha Costa (born April 6, 1979 in Salvador, Bahia) is a boxer from Brazil, who won the bronze medal in the light welterweight division (– 64 kg) at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ... Jana Salat (born April 6, 1979 in Czechoslovakia) is a Canadian water polo player. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Michel Frank Kratochvil (born April 7, 1979 in Bern) is a tennis player from Switzerland, who turned professional in 1997. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cezar Alexandru Bădiţă (born April 12, 1979 in Bucharest) is a international medley swimmer from Romania, who repesented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... Mateja Kežman (Serbian Cyrillic: Матеја Кежман) (born 12 April 1979 in Zemun, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian footballer, playing predominantly as a striker. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Meghann Shaughnessy (April 13, 1979) is an American professional tennis player. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Christijan Albers ( ) (born April 16, 1979 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch racing driver. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Andrey Hernandes (born April 17, 1979 in São Paulo) is a male judoka from Brazil, who won the gold medal in the heavyweight division (+ 100 kg) at the 2003 Pan American Games. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pawina Thongsuk (born April 18, 1979 in Si Khoraphum, Surin province) is a Thai weightlifter. ... Ngaire Smith (born April 18, 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a former field hockey midfield and foward player from Australia, who earned a total number of 97 international caps for the Womens National Team, in which she scored 22 goals. ... Zain Wright (born April 18, 1979 in Tasmania) is a former field hockey midfielder from Australia, who was a member of the Mens National Team just after the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Candice Forword (born April 19, 1979) is a field hockey forward from South Africa, who didnt made it into the the national squad that finished 9th at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... Sarah Price (born December 22, 1992 in baltiomore Maryland) is a former profesional dancer from the United states. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Israel Héctor Enrique Perez (born April 21, 1979 in Buenos Aires) is a featherweight boxer from Argentina, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ronald Leendert Brouwer (born April 24, 1979 in Hellevoetsluis) is a field hockey player from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal with the Dutch national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Alison Bradley (born April 27, 1979 in Walkerton, Ontario) is a Canadian softball left fielder. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kip Carpenter (born April 30, 1979 in Brookfield, Wisconsin) is a speed skater who competes in the Winter Olympics. ... Gerardo Torrado Diez de Bonilla (born 30 April 1979 in Mexico City) is a international Mexican football player, currently playing as a defensive midfielder for Cruz Azul in the Primera División de México. ...

May

is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Date of birth: May 1, 1979 Place of birth: Padova, Italy Height: 1. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ann Dow (born May 1, 1979 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian water polo player. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lars Berger (born May 1, 1979, in Levanger) is a Norwegian biathlete and cross country skier. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Sumika Minamoto (born May 2, 1979 in Tokushima) is a former freestyle swimmer from Japan, who won the bronze medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Muideen Ganiyu (born May 5, 1979) is a boxer from Nigeria, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native West African country. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rubens Bertogliati (born May 9, 1979 in Lugano) is a Swiss road cyclist, whose breakthrough came in the 2002 Tour de France, when he was riding for the Italian Lampre-Daikin team. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Javier Bruses Manresa (born May 11, 1979 in Barcelona, Catalonia) is a field hockey goalkeeper from Spain, who was a member of the Mens National Team that finished fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ravi Kahlon (born on May 15, 1979 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian field hockey player, who earned his first international senior cap in 2000 against Malaysia in Brussels. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Matches in progress during the womens round of 64 at the Panathinaiko Stadium Archery at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held at Panathinaiko Stadium (Kallimarmaro). ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruno Bonfim (born May 18, 1979 in Goiânia, Goiás) is a middle-distance freestyle swimmer from Brazil, who competed for his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Justin Sherriff (born May 18, 1979 in Dublin) is a field hockey player from Ireland who, as of September 22, 2005, played 73 international matches for his native country. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Diego Forlán Corazo (born May 19, 1979) is an Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid of La Liga. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Natalya Nazarova (born: May 24, 1979 in Moscow, Russia. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonathan Peter Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England rugby union team. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dragan Zorić (b. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Salem Mubarak Al-Yami (born May 27, 1979) is a Saudi Arabian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Angela Platt (born May 29, 1979 in Coleraine) is a field hockey goalkeeper from Ireland, who made her international debut for the Womens National Team in 2000 against the United States. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tal Stricker (born May 29, 1979 in Ramat Gan) is a breaststroke swimmer from Israel, who competed for his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Said Saif Asaad, born Angel Popov on May 31, 1979 in Bulgaria, is a Qatari weightlifter who competed in the Mens 105 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal. ...

June

is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Solenne Figues (born June 6, 1979 in Villepinte, France) is a French swimmer. ... Lisanne Freya de Roever (born on June 6, 1979 in Amstelveen) is a Dutch field hockey player who plays as a goal keeper for Dutch club SV Kampong. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Keegan Hofland (born June 7, 1979 in Heerlen) is a Dutch football defender who currently plays for Feyenoord. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ruben Houkes (born 8 June 1979 in Schagen, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch judoka. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ali Boussaboun (June 18, 1979 - Tangier, Morocco) is a Dutch-Moroccan football player playing currently with Feyenoord Rotterdam and the Morocco national football team. ... Miranda Patricia (born June 11, 1979 in Manteca, California) is the first American women in Olympic history to receive a medal in womans wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics games in Athens, Greece. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Yulia Nesterenko Yulia Nesterenko (Belarusian: Юлія Несьцярэнка, Yuliya Nyestsyarenka; Russian: Юлия Нестеренко, Yuliya Nesterenko; born June 15, 1979) is an athlete from Belarus, an Olympic champion. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Todd Matthews-Jouda (born June 20, 1979) is a hurdling athlete who is notable for having switched nationality from United States to Sudan in September 2003. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Joseph Cheek (born June 22, 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American speed skater and former inline speed skater. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fanny Letourneau (born June 24, 1979 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian synchronized swimmer. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ehud Vaks is an Israeli judo athlete (judoka). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Magdalena Johanna Maria (Marleen) Veldhuis (born June 29, 1979 in Borne, The Netherlands) is a swimmer from Holland, who won the golden medal in the 50 freestyle at the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships in Indianapolis by beating Lisbeth Lenton from Australia and Therese Alshammar from Sweden. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ioana Lorena Diaconescu (born June 30, 1979 in Bucharest) is a former freestyle swimmer from Romania, who repesented her native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Geovanni de Jesus (born June 30, 1979) is a marathon runner from Brazil, who twice won the Buenos Aires Marathon in Argentina (2005 and 2006). ...

July

is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Amélie Simone Mauresmo ( in French) (born on 5 July 1979) is a French professional tennis player. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexandra Fouace (born 7 July 1979) is an athlete from France. ... Matias Vila (born July 7, 1979 in Buenos Aires) is a field hockey midfielder from Argentina, who made his debut for the national squad in 1997, and competed for his native country in the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Olesya Krasnomovets celebrating her gold medal 400 metres women at IAAF World Indoor Championships 2006 in Moscow Olesya Krasnomovets (born July 8, 1979) is a Russian athlete. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrea Dewar (born July 9, 1979 in Pointe-Claire, Quebec) is a Canadian water polo player. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saralee Thungthongkam (born 13 June 1979) is a female badminton player from Thailand. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mai Nakamura (born July 16, 1979 in Niigata) is a former backstroke swimmer from Japan, who won the silver medal in the 100m Backstroke at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... Kimberly Susan (Kim) Rhode (born July 16, 1979) is an American double trap and skeet shooter. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Aljona Sawtschenko and Robin Szolkowy at the German nationals 2006 in Berlin at their free program Robin Szolkowy (born 17 July 1979 in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany) is a German pair figure skater. ... Juan Manuel Vivaldi (born July 17, 1979 in Buenos Aires) is a field hockey goalkeeper from Argentina, who playes club hockey in his native country for Banco Provincia. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Feher after falling unconscious Miklós Miki Fehér (Tatabánya, July 20, 1979 – Guimarães, January 25, 2004) was a Hungarian football player. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Ortega Pitarch (born July 20, 1979 in Castellón de la Plana, Castellón) is a freestyle and backstroke swimmer from Spain, who competed for his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tine Rasmussen (born 21 July 1979) is a female badminton player from Denmark. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Károly Balzsay (born July 23, 1979 in Kecskemét) is a boxer from Hungary, who is competing in the Middleweight (– 75kg) division. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mylanie Barre (born July 25, 1979) is a Canadian kayaker. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sergey Dotsenko (born July 27, 1979) was a Ukrainian boxer, who won the Welterweight Silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alena Popchanka (born July 28, 1979 in Gomel) is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer who was born in Belarus. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Marchena López, popularly known as Marchena born 31 July 1979 in Seville is a Spanish footballer who currently plays centre back for Valencia CF and the Spain. ...

August

is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thamar Nanette Henneken (born August 2, 1979 in Delft, Zuid-Holland) is a former freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who was a member of the Dutch Womens 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team that won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Avery (born August 8, 1979 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing in the German basketball league for ALBA Berlin. ... Carrie Lightbound (born August 8, 1979 in Laval, Quebec) is a Canadian kayaker. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Erin Chan (born August 9, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian synchronized swimmer. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cindy Klassen (born August 12, 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian skater and Canadas all-time most decorated Olympian. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kamil Djamaloudinov (born August 15, 1979) is a boxer from Russia, who won the bronze medal in the featherweight division (– 57 kg) at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mia Audina Tjiptawan (born 22 August 1979) is a female badminton player born in Indonesia, and now competing for the Netherlands. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Luke Doerner (born August 23, 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a field hockey defender from Australia, who made his international senior debut for the national team in 2005 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Kaori Mori (born 23 August 1979) is a female badminton player from Japan. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Oliver Kieffer (born August 27, 1979 in Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French volleyball player, who won the bronze medal with the France mens national volleyball team at the 2002 World Championships. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Hoyzer (born August 28, 1979 in Berlin, Germany) is a former football referee who scandalized German football by fixing matches. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Johnston (born August 31, 1979 in St. ...

September

is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexander Povetkin (Russian: ; born in Kursk, Russia on September 2, 1979) is a Russian boxer. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named John Carew, see John Carew (disambiguation). ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Stacey Dales (born September 5, 1979 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) is a basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Paul OCallaghan, Jr. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Annika Lurz, born Liebs (born September 6, 1979 in Karlsruhe) is a freestyle and backstroke swimmer from Germany, who lives in Gerbrunn. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Aaron Hopkins (born September 12, 1979 in Busselton, Western Australia) is a field hockey defender from Australia, who was included in the National Squad after an encouraging performance at the Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament in 2001. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Silvia Muñoz Escudé (born September 18, 1979 in Terrassa, Catalonia) is a field hockey midfield and forward player from Spain, who represented her native country at two consecutive Olympic Games: in 2000 and 2004. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Li Wing Mui (Traditional Chinese: &#26446;&#35424;&#26757;) (born 19 September 1979) is a female badminton player from Hong Kong. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kim Un-Chol (born September 23, 1979) is an North Korean boxer who competed in the light flyweight (48 kg) division at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jaycie Lynn Phelps (b. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Yurendell Eithel DeCaster (born September 26, 1979 in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles) is an infielder/outfielder who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Shinji Ono , born on September 27, 1979 in Numazu, Shizuoka) is a Japanese football player, who plays as a midfielder for the Japanese national team and Urawa Red Diamonds of J. League Known as Tensai, Japanese for Genius, from his youth days, Ono is one of the biggest stars in... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andy van der Meyde (born September 30, 1979 in Arnhem, Gelderland) is a Dutch international footballer, who usually plays as a attacking midfielder. ...

October

is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rudi Ali Johnson (born October 1, 1979 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Marko Peter Stanojevic (born 1 October 1979 in Birmingham, England) is an Italian rugby union footballer. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Simona Amânar (born October 7, 1979 in Constanţa) is a Romanian gymnast. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michal Tabara (born October 16, 1979 in Uherské Hradiště) is a tennis player from the Czech Republic, who turned professional in 1997. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kimi Matias Räikkönen (pronounced ) (born October 17, 1979 in Espoo, Finland) is a race car driver, currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul OConnell (born 20 October 1979 in Limerick [1] ) is an Irish rugby union player who plays lock for Munster and Ireland. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Simon Davies, (born October 23, 1979), is a Welsh football player who currently plays for Fulham. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Simão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa, OIH, commonly known as Simão Sabrosa (pron. ...

November

is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pablo César Aimar (born November 3, 1979 in Rio Cuarto) is an Argentine football player, who currently plays attacking midfielder for Real Zaragoza of the Spanish La Liga. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lazarus (Lajarus) Barla (born November 4, 1979 in Savnamara, near Sundargarh, Orissa) is a field hockey defender from India, who belongs to the Oraon tribe of Chota Nagpur. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Petra Banović (born November 10, 1979 in Zagreb) is a freestyle and medley swimmer from Croatia, who competed in two consequentive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in Sydney 2000. She graduated from Arizona State University (2004) as a honor student. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... María Jesús Rosa Durán (born November 11, 1979 in Madrid) is a field hockey goalkeeper from Spain, who represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ronald (Ron) William Artest Jr. ... NBA redirects here. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Osleidys Menéndez (born November 14, 1979 in Martí) is a Cuban athlete competing in the javelin throw. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Nehomar Andrés Cermeño (born November 17, 1979 in Barcelona, Anzoátegui) is a bantamweight boxer from Venezuela, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (born: November 20, 1979 in Moscow, Russia) is a sprint athlete. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Silvijo Petriško (born November 20, 1979 in Zagreb) is a Croatian rower, who won a bronze medal in the eights competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alex Tanguay (born November 21, 1979, in Sainte-Justine, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey player. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Lurz (born 28 November 1979 in Würzburg) is a German swimmer who specializes is long-distance freestyle swimming, especially open water swimming. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Lamey (born November 29, 1979 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch professional football (soccer) player who currently plays as a defender for PSV Eindhoven. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roxana Preussler (born November 30, 1979) is a female marathon runner from Argentina, who won the 2005 edition of the Buenos Aires Marathon in her native country. ...

December

is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Teo Edo Farre (born December 2, 1979 in Barcelona, Catalonia) is a long-distance freestyle swimmer from Spain, who competed for his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... Abdul Razzaq (born December 2, 1979, Lahore, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer and member of the national team since 1996. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rodrigo Garza Barbero (born December 3, 1979 in Madrid) is a field hockey defender/midfielder from Spain, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2000. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Khumiso Ikgopoleng (born December 5, 1979) is a boxer from Botswana, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nigella Saunders (born 7 December 1979) is a female badminton player from Jamaica. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Christian The Magician Wilhelmsson (IPA:[]) (born December 8, 1979 in Malmö) is a professional football player who plays for Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League in midfield and for the Swedish national team. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fernando Oscaris (born December 11, 1979 in Buenos Aires) is a field hockey defender from Argentina, who was a member of the national squad that competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Darren Mew (born December 12, 1979 in Newport, Isle of Wight) is a breaststroke swimmer from the United Kingdom. ... Razundara Tjikuzu (born December 12, 1979 in Swakopmund) is a Namibian football player transferred to MSV Duisburg before the 2005/06 season. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Michael Owen, see Michael Owen (disambiguation). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Charlotte Marie Edwards (born 17 December 1979 at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire) is an English cricketer and current member of the England womens team. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the cyclist Michael Rogers, for the American congressmen called Mike Rogers, see: Mike Rogers Michael Rogers, often called Mick Rogers or Dodger, (born 1979) is an Australian cycle racer. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Lambert (born December 21, 1979) is a field hockey goalkeeper from Australia, who was first selected to play for The Kookaburras at the Four Nations International Challenge in June 2002. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hugo Viart (born December 25, 1979) is a retired freestyle swimmer from France, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Aleksander Rodić (born December 26, 1979 in Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Slovenian and football (soccer) player. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fátima Madrid Calancha (born December 28, 1979 in Sevilla, Andalusia) is a former freestyle swimmer from Spain, who competed for her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Angela Lichty (born December 30, 1979 in Guelph, Ontario) is a Canadian softball shortstop. ... Abiodun Oyepitan (born December 30, British sprint athlete. ...

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