Birthdays in Sport on December 10

  • December
  • 1870 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century), born in Bathurst, New South Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1883 Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame), born in Paw Paw, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1886 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
  • 1907 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Ragnhild Hveger, Danish 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1936), born in Cyborg, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Grenville Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1933 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Terry Allcock, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Leeds, England
  • 1937 Don Bies, American golfer (Tradition at Desert Mountain 1989), born in Cottonwood, Idaho
  • 1941 Jeff Jones, Welsh cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's), born in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
  • 1947 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1950 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer (British Open runner-up 1978), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 1959 Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1960 Paul Assenmacher, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 John de Wolf, soccer player (Feyenoord)

  • 1963 Doug Henry, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963 Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1963 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1963 Robin White, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Luis Polonia, Dominican MLB outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles), born in Santiago City, Dominica Republic
  • 1966 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Eric Naposki, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1966 Norberto Martin, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969 Darren Berry, cricketer (Victorian wicket-keeper since 1989-90)
  • 1969 Nadim Khan, cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993)
  • 1969 Rob Blake, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • 1969 Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Bryant Stith, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Carla Sacramento, Lisbon, 1.5k runner
  • 1971 Manjula Munasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler)
  • 1972 Marcos di Palma, Argentine racing driver
  • 1973 Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Marcus Wall, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Rusty LaRue, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1975 Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
  • 1978 Brandon Novak, American skateboarder
  • 1981 Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer
  • 1982 Matt Stutzman, American Paralympic archer and record holder for longest accurate shot in archery- despite having no arms, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1983 Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1983 Zé Kalanga, Angolan footballer
  • 1985 T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 Matthew Bates, English footballer
  • 1987 Gonzalo Higuaín, French-born Argentine footballer