With three world championships to his name, Lewis Hamilton has had plenty to celebrate during a storied career that has put him well on the way to becoming a Formula One legend.
The British driver celebrates his birthday on January 7, turning 32.
Hamilton was F1’s youngest-ever world champion when he won his maiden title in 2008, until Sebastian Vettel broke that record. He’s the only British driver to have won consecutive world titles after clinching the crown in 2014 and 2015, and the only Englishman to have won three championships.
The Mercedes driver is second on the all-time race wins list with 53, behind only Michael Schumacher.
What’s your favourite Hamilton moment?
Here are the other sports stars celebrating:
1934: Ducky Schofield, former MLB infielder who won the 1960 World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates
1950: Malcolm McDonald, former Newcastle United, Arsenal, and England forward
1991: Eden Hazard, Chelsea and Belgium winger
1991: Caster Semenya, South African middle-distance runner, winner of the 800m gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics
On this day in 2006, Young led Texas past USC 41-38 to win the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in a thrilling contest. The game was back-and-forth until USC appeared to pull away, up 38 26 in the fourth quarter.
But Young would respond with two defining drives, first scoring on a 17-yard run before punching in a 9-yard scamper on fourth-and-five to put Texas ahead for good with 19 seconds remaining.
Young, Bush, Leinart and Michael Huff would be drafted in the top 10 of the 2006 draft.
Other memorable events to happen on this day
1937: Don Bradman begins his assault of 270 against England.
1981: Hana Mandlikova beats Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5 in the Australian Open.
1991: China’s Fu Mingxia, 12, wins the gold medal in diving 10m at the World Swimming Championships.
2000: Bill Belichick resigns as head coach of the New York Jets, one day after accepting the position.
1930: Don Shula, American former NFL coach who led the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles (87).
1986: James Milner, English footballer for Liverpool and then-youngest scorer in Premier League history (31).
1990: Toni Kroos, German footballer for Real Madrid and the German national team (27).
1992: Kris Bryant, American baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, World Series champion and NL MVP (25).