On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1964

  • Oct 1 Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Oct 1 Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
  • Oct 2 Michael Brooks, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1992; Denver Broncos), born in Ruston, Louisiana
  • Oct 2 Sheila Echols, American track athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 4 David Brain, Zimbabwean cricketer and fast medium bowler (9 Tests; 23 ODIs), born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe
  • Oct 4 Mark McLemore, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 4 Matthew Cetlinski, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 1988), born in Fort Worth, Florida
  • Oct 5 Denean Howard, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Sherman, Texas
  • Oct 5 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Oct 6 Tom Jager, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92; 50m freestyle world record x 6), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Oct 7 Rich Delucia, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Paul Stewart, British footballer (Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 9 Martín Jaite, Argentine tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Oct 10 Maxi Gnauck, German uneven parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Oct 12 Fanie De Villiers, South African cricketer (great South African pace bowler), born in Vereeniging, Transvaal Province, South Africa
  • Oct 13 Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Oct 14 Joe Girardi, American MLB catcher (4 teams, including NY Yankees, 1996-99), and manager (Yankees, 2006-17), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Oct 14 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • Oct 18 Etsuko Inoue, Japan, tennis star
  • Oct 18 George Ferris, Antigua cricketer (Leewards fast bowler), born in Antigua
  • Oct 19 Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Oct 25 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Oct 25 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands
  • Oct 25 Pat Swilling, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Toccoa, Georgia
  • Oct 26 Lawson Duncan, American tennis star, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Oct 26 Vencie Glenn, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • Oct 27 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • Oct 27 Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • Oct 27 Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 28 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 28 Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)
  • Oct 29 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Oct 29 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Oct 29 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 31 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

About October 1964

How Old? 56 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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