On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1957

  • Oct 2 John Cook, American golfer (British Open, PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up; 11 PGA Tour titles), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Oct 2 Gordie Roberts, American NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1991-92, Pittsburgh Penguins; first American to 1000 NHL games), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 2 Wade Dooley, English rugby union lock (57 caps; 2 caps British Lions), born in Warrington, Cheshire
  • Oct 5 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • Oct 5 Larry Saumell, American jockey (d. 2011)

Person of interestJayne Torvill

Oct 7 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 1984), born in Nottingham, England

Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill
  • Oct 8 Doug Cox, Canadian 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Guelph, Ontario
  • Oct 8 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer (Juventus, Italian national team 1982 FIFA Champion), born in Cremona, Italy
  • Oct 9 Don Garber, American sports commissioner, born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 20 Chris Cowdrey, English cricket batsman and captain (6 Tests, 3 ODIs; son of Colin), born in Farnborough, London
  • Oct 24 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
  • Oct 26 Bob Golic, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England

About October 1957

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)