Birthdays in Sport on March 10

  • 1850 Spencer Gore, British tennis player (1st Wimbledon winner 1877), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1906)
  • 1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • 1880 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1914 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Arthur Milton, English cricketer (opening batsman late 50's)
  • 1929 Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500, 1973, 1982, 1989; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title, 1989), born in Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • 1930 Sandor Iharos, Hungarian runner, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Anatoliy Roschin, Soviet super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1936 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • 1937 John Creighton, New Zealand rugby union hooker (1 Test, 6 apps NZ; Canterbury), born in Rotherham, New Zealand (d. 2022)
  • 1938 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), born in Rize, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Ron Mix, American NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Len Ashurst, English soccer defender (Sunderland AFC 409 games) and manager (Cardiff City, Sunderland, Newport County), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021)
  • 1939 Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, 1960-70 (Trevigliese, Pro Patria, Atalanta), born in Bassa, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Joe Bugel, American football coach (offensive line Washington Redskins 'Hogs', Super Bowl 1982, 87; Phoenix Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Sandra Palmer, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1972, US Open 1975), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1945 HO de Villiers, South African rugby union fullback (14 caps; Villager FC, Western Province), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • 1946 Curley Culp, American Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (6 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1975; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1975; Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2021)
  • 1946 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • 1948 Austin Carr, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1974; NBA All-Rookie First Team 1972; Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1948 Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), born in Dakar, Senegal (d. 2021)
  • 1955 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1956 Janet Alex-Anderson, American golfer (US Open 1982), born in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Adolfo Horta, Cuban Heavey weight boxer (Olympic silver 1980), born in Camaguey, Cuba
  • 1960 Linda Jezek, American backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979), born in California
  • 1961 Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • 1961 Jesse Sapolu, Samoan NFL guard (SF 49ers), born in Apia, Samoa
  • 1961 Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1961 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962 Andre Waters, American NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals), born in Andre Waters, Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1963 John Cangelosi, American MLB outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Greg Campbell, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 13 wickets; 12 ODIs), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1965 Paul Masotti, Canadian CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts) and football executive, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1965 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (11 Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2000, Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1966 Michael Timlin, American MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Midland, Texas
  • 1969 Stephen Leaney, Australian golfer (US Open 2003 runner-up), born in Busselton, West Australia
  • 1970 Antonio Edwards, American NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Moultrie, Georgia
  • 1970 Peter Wright, Scottish darts player (PDC World Champion 2020, 22), born in Livingston, Scotland
  • 1971 Morris Unutoa, American NFL corner (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Torrance, California
  • 1971 Shad Williams, American pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California
  • 1971 Steve Arnold, British racing driver
  • 1972 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • 1973 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1973 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 1975 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1976 Barbara Schett, Austrian tennis player, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1977 Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
  • 1977 Shannon Miller, American gymnast (Oly2 gold-2 silver/3 bronze-92, 96), born in Rolla, Missouri
  • 1981 Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1981 Steven Reid, English-born footballer
  • 1982 Timo Glock, German racing car driver
  • 1985 Lassana Diarra, French footballer (Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain), born in Paris, France
  • 1987 Tuukka Rask, Finnish NHL goaltender (Boston Bruins), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • 1988 Ivan Rakitić, Croatian football player (FC Barcelona, Croatian national team), born in Möhlin, Switzerland
  • 1995 Zach LaVine, American NBA player (Chicago Bulls), born in Renton, Washington
  • 1997 Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player (Hopman Cup 2018-19 [with Roger Federer]), born in Flawil, Switzerland
  • 1998 Justin Herbert, American NFL player (LA Chargers), born in Eugene, Oregon