Birthdays in Sport in October 1979

  • Oct 1 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Oct 1 Rudi Johnson, American football player
  • Oct 1 Marko Stanojevic, English-born Italian rugby union footballer
  • Oct 2 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 2 Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
  • Oct 4 Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
  • Oct 5 Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 5 Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player
  • Oct 6 David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • Oct 7 Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
  • Oct 9 Lydia Jane Lipscombe, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Oct 9 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 9 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 10 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
  • Oct 13 Wes Brown, English footballer
  • Oct 15 Paul Robinson, English football player
  • Oct 15 Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • Oct 15 Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • Oct 17 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver (World Championship 2007), born in Espoo
  • 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 Khalil Greene, American baseball player
  • Oct 21 Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • Oct 22 Eve Chalom, dance skater (& Gates--1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 23 Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 23 Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
  • Oct 25 Rob Hulse, English footballer
  • Oct 25 Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • Oct 28 Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
  • Oct 30 Jason Bartlett, American baseball player
  • Oct 31 Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila Real, Portugal
  • Oct 31 Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica