Top 10 Birthdays in Sports

By Ian Sacks,

Having the same birthday as another person is a coincidence that leads to some very interesting conversation topics. To share a birthday with someone famous, one is able to flaunt that little piece of trivia over all their friends. Many times a specific day will be labeled as “the birthday of so-and-so,” but in in reality there happen to be several stars with that same birthday. When multiple stars share the same birthday, it makes for some very fascinating combinations.

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In the world of sports, there are several days throughout the year that are the birthdays of many prominent figures, which leads to a debate about what is the best day in sports to have a birthday. There are several days that pair up sports stars, but the best combinations match sports icons with several other stars.

On Thursday of this week, many famous sports figures will be celebrating their birthday. This group includes New York Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter, NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Chad Pennington, and NBA guards Deron Williams, Raymond Felton and JJ Barea. This star-studded day is certainly in the discussion of the best birthday in sports, but where does it rank on the top 10 list of the best birthdays in sports?

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