Birthdays in Sport on February 10

  • 1847 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
  • 1862 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • 1884 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • 1893 William [Bill] T Tilden II, tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
  • 1903 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • 1905 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1906 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1910 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • 1923 Cesare Siepi, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1924 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • 1926 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • 1929 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian 15K/18K cross country (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • 1937 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic 2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • 1940 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, English long jumper (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wells, United Kingdom
  • 1941 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • 1949 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 1950 Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Olympic 9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • 1952 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Larry McWilliams, baseball player

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1955 Greg Norman, Australian PGA golfer (1984 Kemper), born in Mount Isa, Queensland

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  • 1955 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1957 Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • 1957 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • 1959 Tonga Fifita [Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita], Tongan wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • 1961 David Ward, British cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman), born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • 1961 Eva Pfaff, German tennis player, born in Königstein im Taunus, Germany
  • 1962 Bobby Czyz, American boxer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1963 Bennie Thompson, American football safety (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1963 Harris Huizingh, Dutch football player (FC Groningen)
  • 1963 Joakim Nystrom, Swedish tennis star, born in Skellefteå, Sweden
  • 1963 Lenny Dykstra, American MLB centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1964 Roger Reijners, Dutch football coach and player (MVV), born in Roemond, Netherlands
  • 1964 Sam Graddy, US 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1965 Lenny Webster, American catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Daryl Johnston, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Youngstown, New York
  • 1967 Bradley Hughes, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Jacky Durand, French cyclist, born in Laval, France
  • 1968 Peter Popovic, Swedish NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Köping, Sweden
  • 1968 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • 1969 Jayhawk Owens, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Tim Clark, American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Alberto Castillo, Dominican-American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • 1970 Bobby Jones, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Fresno, California
  • 1970 Brendan Eppert, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • 1970 Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1971 Kevin Sefcik, American infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Oaklawn, Illinois
  • 1971 Marty Nothstein, US sprint cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Wayne Gandy, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Haines City, Florida
  • 1971 Louie Spicolli [Louis Mucciolo Jr.], American wrestler, born in San Pedro, California (d. 1998)
  • 1972 Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1972 Nancy Christian, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1972 Sara Simmons, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • 1974 Andrew English, CFL receiver (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1974 Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi, French tennis star (1994 Futures NC), born in Colombes, France
  • 1974 Ty Law, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1976 Lance Berkman, American baseball player, born in Waco, Texas
  • 1977 Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer, born in Kédougou, Senegal
  • 1979 Ross Powers, American snowboarder, born in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1980 César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • 1980 Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1980 Steve Tully, English footballer, born in Paignton, United Kingdom
  • 1981 Andrew Johnson, English footballer, born in Bedford, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Keith Dunne, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1982 Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1982 Justin Gatlin, American sprinter, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1984 Alex Gordon, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1985 Anette Sagen, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Mosjøen, Norway
  • 1986 Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1986 Radamel Falcao García Zárate, Colombian football player (AS Monaco, Colombia national team), born in Santa Marta, Colombia