On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1980

  • Oct 4 Sarah Fisher, American auto racer and team owner (first woman to claim a pole position in a major American open-wheel race, IRL 2002), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Oct 6 Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • Oct 6 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer (Woking), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Oct 9 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer (Victory Sports Club), born in Malé, Maldives
  • Oct 9 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Njurunda, Sweden
  • Oct 11 Nyron Nosworthy, English-Jamaican footballer, born in Brixton, England
  • Oct 12 Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England
  • Oct 13 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer, born in Averøy, Norway
  • Oct 13 Scott Parker, English footballer (West Ham United), born in Lambeth, England
  • Oct 14 Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 14 Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
  • Oct 14 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • Oct 15 Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 16 Sue Bird, American basketball guard (record 508 WNBA games, Seattle Storm; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16), born in Syosset, New York
  • Oct 16 Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • Oct 17 Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver
  • Oct 17 Ekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • Oct 20 Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 23 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 23 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 24 James Killian, American football player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Oct 24 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer, born in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Oct 25 Ilana Goldfogel, American pairs skater (& Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 26 Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer, born in Reșița, Romania
  • Oct 28 Alan Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 29 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • Oct 30 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, born in Jeju, South Korea

About October 1980

How Old? 39 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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