On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1985 (Part 2)

  • Sep 29 Calvin Johnson, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Detroit Lions, 6-time Pro Bowl), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • Oct 1 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (24 Tests, 75 ODI), born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Oct 7 Evan Longoria, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • Oct 12 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 14 Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 14 Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
  • Oct 15 Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 15 Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
  • Oct 16 Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion
  • Oct 18 Yoenis Cespedes, Cuban MLB player, born in Campechuela
  • Oct 20 Dominic McGuire, American basketball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 20 James Sutton, British auto racer (Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2007), born in Stevenage, England

Person of interestWayne Rooney

Oct 24 Wayne Rooney, English soccer midfielder (England 119 caps, Man U, Everton), born in Liverpool, England

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
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Wayne Rooney
  • Oct 26 Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 26 Monta Ellis, American basketball player (Golden State Warriors), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Oct 29 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player

  • Nov 4 Marcell Jansen, German footballer, born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany
  • Nov 11 Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player 'The Walking Assassin' , born in Kodagu, India
  • Nov 11 Luton Shelton, Jamaican soccer striker (75 caps; Vålerenga, Karabükspor, Sheffield United), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • Nov 13 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Nov 14 Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 18 Allyson Felix, American athlete (6-time Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 19 Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • Nov 20 Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina
  • Nov 21 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 22 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • Nov 23 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 28 Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
  • Nov 29 Shannon Brown, American basketball player, born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Dec 2 Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2012; WR 100m freestyle short course – 44.94s), born in Belfort, France
  • Dec 3 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer (World C'ship gold 400m medley 2005, 200m butterfly 2015; 7 x Olympic medals), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 4 Carlos Gómez, Dominican baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2013-14; Gold Glove Award 2013; hit for cycle 2008, 2017), born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 5 Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Dec 5 Josh Smith, American basketball player (New Orleans Pelicans), born in College Park, Georgia
  • Dec 6 R. P. Singh, Indian cricketer, born in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dec 8 Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia
  • Dec 10 T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player
  • Dec 14 Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer, born in Truskolasy, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
  • Dec 14 Julio Pimentel, Dominican baseball player, born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 14 Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Bristol, Somerset
  • Dec 19 Gary Cahill, English soccer defender (61 caps; Chelsea, Bolton), born in Dronfield, Derbyshire
  • Dec 19 Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian footballer
  • Dec 21 Bubba Stewart, American motocross racer (FIM World Supercross Champion 2009; FIM World Supercross GP Champion 2006, 07), born in Bartow, Florida
  • Dec 24 David Ragan, American race car driver, born in Unadilla, Georgia
  • Dec 27 Logan Bailly, Belgian football goalkeeper
  • Dec 27 Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player