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Birthdays in Sport in October 1965

  • Oct 1 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 2 Darren Cahill, Australian tennis player and coach (Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray, Simona Halep), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Oct 2 Tom Moody, Australian cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (8 Tests @ 32.57, 76 ODIs; coach Sri Lanka, WA, IPL), born in Adelaide South Australia
  • Oct 4 Orlin Norrris, American boxer (WBA cruiserweight champion 1993-95), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Oct 4 Micky Ward, American boxer (WBU light welterweight champion 2000; famous Arturo Gatti fight trilogy), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Oct 5 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestMario Lemieux

Oct 5 Mario Lemieux, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, team owner (3-time NHL MVP, Pittsburgh Penguins owner), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Person of interestPatrick Roy

Oct 5 Patrick Roy, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (4-time Stanley Cup, 3-time Vezina Trophy winner), born in Québec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Oct 5 Richey Reneberg, American tennis player (1995 Australian doubles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 5 Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • Oct 5 Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 6 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 6 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • Oct 7 Juul Ellerman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Twente), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Oct 8 Martin Mayhew, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Daytona Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Matt Biondi, American swimmer (8 Olympic gold-84, 88, 92), born in Moraga, California

  • Oct 8 Ross Flemer, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 10 Brett Perriman, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 11 Julianne McNamara, American gymnast (Olympic gold, uneven bars 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • Oct 11 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Oct 12 Chris Chandler, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Everett, Washington
  • Oct 12 J. J. Daigneault, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 12 Todd Krygier, American NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Johan Museeuw, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Varsenare, Belgium
  • Oct 15 Daniel Held, American 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 16 Tom Tolbert, American sports broadcaster (KNBR SF-'The Razor & Mr. T'; NBC, ESPN, ABC) and basketball forward (GS Warriors, Orlando Magic, LA Clippers), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 17 Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)
  • Oct 19 Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 20 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 21 Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 21 Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 22 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • Oct 22 Otis Smith, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Oct 23 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)

  • Oct 24 Donald Frank, American NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  • Oct 24 Vernice Smith, American NFL guard (Phoenix Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Oct 25 Steve Decker, American baseball catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Oct 25 Warren Ayres, Australian cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Oct 26 Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • Oct 26 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Oct 26 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • Oct 26 Mark McLoughlin, Canadian CFL placekicker (CFL All Star 1994, 96, 99; Grey Cup 1992, 98, 2001; Calgary Stampeders), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 26 Wayne Martin, American NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • Oct 27 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 28 Eric Floyd, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Oct 28 Mark Carrier, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 30 Kevin Edwards, American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Oct 31 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 31 Ruud Hesp, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Bussum, Netherlands

About October 1965

How Old? 55 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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