On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1972

  • Oct 1 Danielle Scott-Arruda, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics silver 2008, 12), born in Baton Rouge Louisiana
  • Oct 2 Aaron McKie, American basketball guard and coach (NBA 6th Man of the Year 2001; Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Michael Nylander, Swedish NHL center (World C'ship gold 1992, 2006; Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 5 Grant Hill, American basketball player (Det Pistons, Olympic gold 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 6 J. J. [Jeral Jamal] Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 8 Dede Demet, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 8 Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer (Slovan Bratislava), born in Lipany, Czechoslovakia
  • Oct 9 Maurice Kelly, American CFL linebacker (BC Lions), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Oct 9 Roman Oben, American football tackle (NY Giants), born in Cameroon
  • Oct 10 Marianne Limpert, Canadian 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Matagami, Quebec
  • Oct 10 Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Kano, Nigeria (d. 2004)
  • Oct 11 Brigitte Soucy, Canadian volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Oct 11 Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • Oct 11 Kyoko Ina, Japanese-American figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 11 Troy Corbett, Australian cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95), born in Ouyen, Australia
  • Oct 12 Singor Mobley, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Tacoma, Washington

  • Oct 12 Tom van Mol, Belgian soccer player (PSV), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • Oct 12 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver, born in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
  • Oct 13 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • Oct 14 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 14 J. J. Smith, American NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 14 Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 14 Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Oct 15 Fred Hoiberg, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Oct 16 Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)
  • Oct 16 Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 16 Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 16 Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)
  • Oct 17 Joe McEwing, American baseball player
  • Oct 18 Angie Marzetta, Norfolk Virginia, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)
  • Oct 18 Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver
  • Oct 19 Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Oct 19 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 19 Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 19 Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 19 Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

  • Oct 20 Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 20 Oleg Fediukov, dance skater (with partner Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 20 Will Greenwood, English rugby union centre (55 caps England, 2 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers, Harlequins), born in Blackburn, England
  • Oct 21 Orlando Thomas, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 22 Scott Lachance, Charlottesville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Oct 22 Tyrone Williams, Canadian American football defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Oct 23 Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Oct 23 Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 23 Tiffeny Milbrett, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 24 Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Oct 24 Pat Williams, American football defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Oct 24 Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles), born in Piteşti, Romania
  • Oct 24 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aurora, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • Oct 24 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 25 Leland Taylor, American football defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 27 Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Oct 27 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 27 Maria Mutola, Mozambican 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
  • Oct 27 Lee Clark, English footballer (Newcastle United), born in Wallsend, England
  • Oct 28 Calvin Jackson, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 28 Chad Folk, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Oct 28 Terrell Davis, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Oct 29 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • Oct 30 Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 30 Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 30 Trevor Wilmot, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Jamie Asher, American NFL tight end (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 31 Matt Dawson MBE, English rugby union halfback (77 caps England, 7 British & Irish Lions; Northampton, London Wasps) and broadcaster ( A Question of Sport, BBC), born in Birkenhead, England

About October 1972

How Old? 48 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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