Birthdays in Sport on October 10

  • 1884 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • 1895 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • 1899 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1914 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
  • 1922 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • 1922 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Clairmonte Depeiaza, cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955)
  • 1930 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Harry Smith, English footballer
  • 1934 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1935 Dave Charnley, Dartford England, lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
  • 1937 Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
  • 1946 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1949 Lance Cairns, cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler)
  • 1953 Gus Williams, NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington)
  • 1956 Melissa Belote, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972)
  • 1957 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • 1963 Mike Donnelly, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1964 Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1965 Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Darren Carrington, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1966 Derrick McKey, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Elana Meyer, [van Zyl], South Africa, runner (Olympic silver 1992)
  • 1966 Tony Adams, English footballer
  • 1967 Frank Wainright, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1968 James Williams, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • 1968 L B Williams, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1968 Nancy Brookhart, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994)
  • 1968 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
  • 1969 Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1969 Scott Anthony Murray Nelson, Geelong Australia, NZ 20k walker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Glenn Foley, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
  • 1970 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger
  • 1970 Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
  • 1971 Bryn Parry, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 BC Amateur-2nd), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Claus Dalpiaz, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1971 Corey Louchiey, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Ian Bennett, English footballer
  • 1972 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1972 Hunter Goodwin, tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Marianne Limpert, Matagami Quebec, 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1972 Trent McCleary, Swift Current, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1972 Yinka Dare, NBA center (NJ Nets)
  • 1973 A J Ofodile, tight end (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Jeff Shantz, Duchess, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1973 John Mobley, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Zach Thornton, soccer goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Chris Pronger, NHL defenseman (Team Canada Olympics 1998, St. Louis)
  • 1974 Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
  • 1974 [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Jr., American racing driver (Two-time Daytona 500 winner), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1975 Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1976 Shane Doan, Eston, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976 Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
  • 1976 Pat Burrell, American baseball player
  • 1979 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
  • 1980 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
  • 1983 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1984 Paul Posluszny, American football player
  • 1984 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
  • 1984 Rod Benson, American basketball player
  • 1985 Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
  • 1986 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player