Birthdays in Sport in October 1968

  • Oct 1 Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 1 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • Oct 1 Matt Elliott, NFL center/guard (Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 2 Glen Wesley, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

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Oct 2 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Oct 2 Mark James Crear, SF, 110m hurdler (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Oct 3 Greg Foster, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Oct 3 Marco Roelofsen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Oct 3 Paul Crichton, English footballer
  • Oct 4 Kanavis McGhee, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 5 Sally Smith, Orange NSW, golfer (1993 T67 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
  • Oct 5 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
  • Oct 7 Erick Anderson, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 7 Randy Bartz, Roseville Minn, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Oct 8 Frankie Smith, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
  • Oct 8 Ali Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
  • Oct 8 Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player
  • Oct 10 James Williams, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • Oct 10 L B Williams, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Oct 10 Nancy Brookhart, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994)
  • Oct 10 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
  • Oct 11 Claude Lapointe, Lachine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Oct 11 Cynthia Johnston, basketball forward (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 12 Charles Anthony, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Oct 12 Leon Lett, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 12 Mike Trombley, Springfield MA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Oct 12 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver
  • Oct 13 David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • Oct 13 Julio Valera, San Sebastian Puerto Rico, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • Oct 14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Oct 14 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 14 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Oct 14 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Oct 14 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Oct 15 George Koonce, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Oct 15 Meredith Rainey, 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Didier Deschamps, French footballer
  • Oct 16 Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)
  • Oct 16 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympics-4th-96)
  • Oct 17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 18 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Oct 18 Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Oct 18 Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Oct 18 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • Oct 20 Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 21 Francois Gravel, hockey goaltender (Team France 1998)
  • Oct 22 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • Oct 22 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 22 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • Oct 23 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • Oct 23 Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 23 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
  • Oct 24 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Oct 24 Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Oct 25 Corey Miller, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Oct 26 Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 26 Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Oct 27 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Oly-96), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • Oct 27 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Oct 28 Aleksandr Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Oct 28 Chris Oldham, cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 28 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Oct 28 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 28 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 28 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics-3 gold-1994)
  • Oct 31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • Oct 31 Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)