On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1960 (Part 2)

  • Oct 18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

Person of interestJean-Claude Van Damme

Oct 18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • Oct 19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • Oct 20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • Oct 23 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist (3x 500cc World Champion), born in Downey, California
  • Oct 24 Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 24 Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver, born in Waiblingen, West Germany
  • Oct 25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • Oct 29 Michael Carter, American NFL nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 30 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York

Person of interestDiego Maradona

Oct 30 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Oct 30 Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California

Person of interestFernando Valenzuela

Nov 1 Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981), born in Navajua, Mexico

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • Nov 2 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • Nov 2 Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player (French Open doubles 1981, 83), born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Nov 3 Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Nov 5 Mark West, American NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Nov 10 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California
  • Nov 23 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • Nov 25 Mary Ostergren, biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 26 Harold Reynolds, American baseball player, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Nov 27 Martin van Geel, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Nov 27 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Nov 28 Ken Howell, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2018)

Person of interestHoward Johnson

Nov 29 Howard Johnson, American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • Nov 30 Bob Tewksbury, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Nov 30 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 30 Gary Lineker, English soccer player (World Cup 1986)
  • Dec 1 Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich, German [GDR] speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m 1984), born in Dreden, Germany
  • Dec 3 Igor Larionov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1997-98, 2002, Detroit Red Wings; Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 3 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1980; NHL All-Star 1982-83, 85-86), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 4 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 1984), born in Toowoomba, Australia

  • Dec 5 Andrzej Chylinski, American 50k walker (Olympics 26th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 John Felton, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kyogle, Australia
  • Dec 6 Jasmina Perazić, Serbian-American basketball guard and forward (NY Liberty), born in Novi Sad, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
  • Dec 9 Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays), manager and coach, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 10 Paul Assenmacher, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 11 Mary Beth Zimmerman, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Mount Vernon, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Amal Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Dec 13 Randy Stoklos, American beach volleyballer (first player to earn $1m; 5-time World champion [with Sinjin Smith]), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Dec 13 Richard Dent, American football defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 16 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • Dec 17 Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
  • Dec 20 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player and trainer (SC Heerenveen, AZ), born in Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • Dec 21 Andy Van Slyke, American baseball player, born in Utica, New York
  • Dec 21 Michael Swain, American judoka (Olympic bronze 88), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Dec 21 Roger McDowell, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 22 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 28 John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, born in Cummins

Person of interestRay Bourque

Dec 28 Ray Bourque, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston Bruins), born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Dec 28 Zane Smith, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 29 Dave Gilbert, Australian cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86), born in Darlinghurst, Australia
  • Dec 29 David Boon, Australian Cricket Batsman (107 Tests, 7,422 runs @ 43.65; 21 x 100s; 181 ODIs), born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Dec 30 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Dec 31 Broderick Dyke, Australian tennis player, born in Gumeracha, Australia