On This Day

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, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1914 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
  • 1930 Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • 1932 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1936 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • 1938 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), born in Rize, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • 1939 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1943 Sandra Palmer, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1972, US Open 1975), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1946 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver

  • 1948 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1955 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1956 Janet Alex-Anderson, American golfer (US Open 1982), born in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1960 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • 1961 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1961 Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1961 Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • 1961 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
  • 1962 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Greg Campbell, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
  • 1965 Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (11 Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2000, Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1966 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Stephen Leaney, Australian golfer (US Open 2003 runner-up), born in Busselton, West Australia
  • 1970 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Peter Wright, Scottish darts player (PDC World Champion 2020), born in Livingston, Scotland
  • 1971 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Shad Williams, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California

  • 1971 Steve Arnold, British racing driver
  • 1972 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • 1973 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 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
  • 1975 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1976 Barbara Schett, Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
  • 1977 Shannon Miller, Rolla MO, gymnast (Oly2 gold-2 silver/3 bronze-92, 96)
  • 1977 Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
  • 1981 Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1981 Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Steven Reid, English-born footballer
  • 1982 Timo Glock, German racing car driver
  • 1984 Ben May, English footballer
  • 1985 Lassana Diarra, French footballer
  • 1988 Ivan Rakitić, Croatian football player (FC Barcelona, Croatian national team), born in Möhlin, Switzerland
  • 1997 Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player (Hopman Cup 2018-19 [with Roger Federer]), born in Flawil, Switzerland