Birthdays in Sport on October 1

  • 1900 Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 1907 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1911 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948 (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • 1929 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
  • 1930 Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • 1936 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1937 Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
  • 1938 J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer
  • 1938 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1939 George Archer, PGA golfer (1969 Masters Bing Crosby), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943 Naushad Ali, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in six Tests 1964-65)
  • 1945 Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)
  • 1946 Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1946 Eva Klobukowska, Polish relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)

  • 1952 Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • 1953 Pete Falcone, American baseball player
  • 1954 Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1956 Leslie Burr-Howard, equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1957 Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer
  • 1958 Alton Lister, NBA forward/center (Portland Trailblazers, Celtics)
  • 1961 "Corrie" Van Zyl, [Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerhardus], South African cricketer (SAf), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1962 Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
  • 1962 Paul Walsh, English footballer

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1963 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1964 Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)
  • 1964 Marcia Pankratz, field hockey forward (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Roberto Kelly, Panama, outfielder (NY Yanks, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1964 Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • 1965 Cliff Ronning, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966 George Weah, Liberian politician and footballer
  • 1966 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
  • 1967 Chuck McElroy, Galeston TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1967 Geraldine Heaney, Irish-Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1967 Michael "Mike" Pringle, American CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Scott Young, Clinton MA, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1968 Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Matt Elliott, NFL center/guard (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1969 Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)

  • 1970 Alexei Zhamnov, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Gaston Taument, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Moses Kiptanui, Kenya, steeplechase (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1970 Ronnie Bradford, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970 Simon Davey, Barnsley football manager
  • 1971 Amp Lee, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Melinda Gainsford, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1972 Danielle Scott, Baton Rouge LA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Jana Henke, German swimmer
  • 1973 Rachid Chékhémani, French runner
  • 1973 John Thomson, American baseball player
  • 1974 Mats Lindgren, NHL forward (Team Sweden Olympics 1998, Edmonton)
  • 1975 Eric Morel, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Zoltán Sebescen, German footballer
  • 1977 Alejandro Hernandez, Tijuana Mexico, tennis pro
  • 1977 Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver
  • 1979 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1979 Rudi Johnson, American football player
  • 1979 Marko Stanojevic, English-born Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1981 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1982 Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
  • 1984 Matt Cain, American baseball player
  • 1984 Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (Bangladesh 24 Tests ), born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1985 Tim Deasy, English footballer
  • 1986 Ricardo Vaz Té, Portuguese footballer