On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1960 (Part 2)

  • Oct 20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 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

Diego 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)

  • 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

Fernando 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

  • 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, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • 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)
  • 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 x World C'ship [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, American super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 28 John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player (9 x Grand Slam doubles titles; ATP Doubles Finals 1991; Davis Cup 1983, 86), born in Cummins, Australia

Ray Bourque

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

  • 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

David Boon

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