Birthdays in Sport on April 10

  • 1897 Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1907 Pete Desjardins, American platform/springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1912 Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
  • 1914 E A V "Foffie" Williams, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48)
  • 1914 Jack Badcock, cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's)
  • 1923 Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic bronze 1948, 52)
  • 1923 John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
  • 1930 Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
  • 1932 Mae Heriwentha Faggs Starr, NJ, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1933 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)

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1936 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

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  • 1937 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey
  • 1938 Don Meredith, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football, born in Mount Vernon, Texas
  • 1939 Alan Rothenberg, US Soccer pres (1990- )
  • 1942 Ian Callaghan, English footballer
  • 1945 Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1950 Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
  • 1953 David Moorcroft, British athlete
  • 1955 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (Masters)
  • 1958 Ken Griffy, baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks)
  • 1962 Cathy Turner, short track skater (Olympic gold 1994, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962 Jukka Tammi, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1962 Steve Tasker, wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1963 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963 Kirk Lowdermilk, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1963 Marvin Freeman, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Mike Devereaux, Casper WY, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1964 Manon Bollegraf, den Bosch Neth, tennis star (semi 1996 Aust doubles)
  • 1965 Karen Booker, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1966 Neil Smith, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Donald Dufresne, Rimouski, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1967 Kay Whitmore, Sudbury, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1969 Dennis Vial, Sault Ste-Marie Ca, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1969 Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1969 Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
  • 1970 Enrico Ciccone, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 J J McCleskey, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Sean Gilbert, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970 Wesley Barnett, Oly weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1971 Karl Williams, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1971 Mihai Bagiu, Timisoara Romania, US gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Nana Miyagi, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Maurice Harrell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Sue Merz, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974 Petros Passalis, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Eric Den Besten, Bettendorf Iowa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Steve Washburn, NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1976 Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier
  • 1978 Jessica Davis, Greenbrae California, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 27th-96)
  • 1979 Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver
  • 1981 Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1982 Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 Andre Ethier, American baseball player
  • 1985 Carlos Tevez, Argentine footballer
  • 1985 Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Olivia Borlée, Belgian athlete
  • 1986 Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
  • 1990 Lulinha, Brazilian footballer