Birthdays in Sport on February 10

  • 1847 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
  • 1862 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • 1884 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • 1893 William [Bill] T Tilden II, tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
  • 1903 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • 1905 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1906 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1910 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • 1923 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1924 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • 1926 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • 1929 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian 15K/18K cross country (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1937 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • 1940 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1941 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • 1949 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 1950 Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • 1952 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Larry McWilliams, baseball player

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1955 Greg Norman, Australian PGA golfer (1984 Kemper), born in Mount Isa, Queensland

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  • 1955 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Oly-silver-76)
  • 1957 Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • 1957 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • 1959 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
  • 1961 David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
  • 1961 Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1962 Bobby Czyz, American boxer
  • 1963 Bennie Thompson, NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)
  • 1963 Harris Huizingh, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1963 Joakim Nystrom, Swedish tennis star
  • 1963 Lenny Dykstra, centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1964 Roger Reijners, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1964 Sam Graddy, Gaffney SC, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1965 Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Daryl Johnston, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967 Bradley Hughes, Mordialloc VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1967 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis)
  • 1967 Jacky Durand, French cyclist
  • 1968 Peter Popovic, Koping Swe, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Ryan Bowen, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969 Jayhawk Owens, catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Tim Clark, US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970 Alberto Castillo, Dominican/US baseball catcher (NY Mets)
  • 1970 Bobby Jones, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Fresno, California
  • 1970 Brendan Eppert, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver
  • 1970 Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Kevin Sefcik, Oaklawn IL, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Marty Nothstein, sprint cyclist Olympics-silver-96), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Wayne Gandy, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Louie Spicolli, American wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1972 Michael Kasprowicz, cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996)
  • 1972 Nancy Christian, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1972 Sara Simmons, Belmont Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • 1974 Andrew English, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
  • 1974 Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi, Colombes France, tennis star (1994 Futures NC)
  • 1974 Ty Law, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1975 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1975 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese born baseball player
  • 1976 Lance Berkman, American baseball player
  • 1977 Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
  • 1979 Ross Powers, American snowboarder
  • 1980 César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1980 Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Steve Tully, English footballer
  • 1981 Andrew Johnson, English footballer
  • 1982 Keith Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 1982 Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1982 Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
  • 1984 Alex Gordon, American baseball player
  • 1985 Anette Sagen, Norwegian ski jumper
  • 1986 Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
  • 1986 Radamel Falcao García Zárate, Colombian football player (AS Monaco, Colombia national team), born in Santa Marta, Colombia