Birthdays in Sport on January 10

  • 1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64)

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1938 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • 1939 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic gold 68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
  • 1946 Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • 1948 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist

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1949 George Foreman, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1953 Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 1958 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1959 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 Jim Lindeman, US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 1963 Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • 1964 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1965 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Deon Figures, NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 James Wilson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96)
  • 1971 Sergi Bruguera, Italian tennis star
  • 1972 Thomas Lewis, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • 1973 Glenn Robinson, NBA forward (Milw, Olympics-gold-96), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1973 Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1974 Andre Kirwan, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1974 Hollis Thomas, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Steve Marlet, French footballer
  • 1975 Jake Delhomme, American football player
  • 1976 Adam Kennedy, American baseball player
  • 1980 Matt Roney, American baseball player
  • 1983 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1990 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer