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Birthdays in Sport in October 1979

  • Oct 1 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican soccer defender (61 caps; Brescia), born in Golfito, Costa Rica
  • Oct 1 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Oct 2 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
  • Oct 4 Adam Voges, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; oldest [35] to score a century on Test debut 2015), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Oct 5 Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Canada
  • Oct 5 Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player, born in Dandenong, Australia
  • Oct 6 David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • Oct 7 Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast, born in Constanța, Romania
  • Oct 9 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer (Defensor), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Oct 9 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 10 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Oct 13 Wes Brown, English footballer, born in Longsight, Manchester, England
  • Oct 15 Paul Robinson, English football player
  • Oct 15 Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • Oct 15 Blue Adams, American Football Player

Person of interestKimi Räikkönen

Oct 17 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish auto racer (F1 World Champion 2007), born in Espoo, Finland

Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen
  • Oct 17 Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
  • Oct 19 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Paul Ifill, Barbadian footballer
  • Oct 20 Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
  • Oct 21 Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • Oct 22 Eve Chalom, dance skater (with partner Gates--1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 23 Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 23 Jorge Solís, Mexican boxer (WBA Super Featherweight title 2010), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Oct 25 Rob Hulse, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Crewe, England
  • Oct 25 Tony Torcato, American baseball player, born in Woodland, California
  • Oct 28 Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
  • Oct 30 Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
  • Oct 31 Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila Real, Portugal
  • Oct 31 Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica

About October 1979

How Old? 41 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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