Birthdays in Sport on October 10

  • 1884 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1953)
  • 1895 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days), born in Stanmore, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 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, born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), born in Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Merv Pregulman, American NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), born in Mount Standfast, Saint James Parish, Barbados (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), born in Irkutsk, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Harry Smith, English footballer, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1934 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56), born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • 1935 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), born in Dartford, England (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Artie Dick, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's), born in Middlemarch, New Zealand
  • 1937 Bruce Devlin, Australian PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open), born in Armidale, Australia
  • 1946 Peter Mahvolich, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • 1949 Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler), born in Picton, New Zealand

  • 1953 Gus Williams, American NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1957 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner, born in Copenhagen
  • 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 uneven parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1965 Brett Perriman, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966 Darren Carrington, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1966 Derrick McKey, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1966 Elana Meyer, South African runner (Olympic silver 1992), born in South Africa
  • 1966 Tony Adams, English footballer (Arsenal & England national team captain), born in Romford, London, England
  • 1967 Frank Wainright, American football tight end (Miami Dolphins), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1967 Willie Davis, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1968 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1968 Nancy Brookhart, American WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1968 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker, born in Haelen, Netherlands
  • 1969 Brett Favre, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1970 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1970 Glenn Foley, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Dean Kiely, Irish football goalkeeper (Crystal Palace), born in Salford, England
  • 1970 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger (Olympic gold 1998), born in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany
  • 1970 Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete, born in Khouribga, Morocco
  • 1970 Matthew Pinsent, English rower (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Holt, Norfolk, England
  • 1971 Bryn Parry, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 BC Amateur-2nd), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 1971 Claus Dalpiaz, Austrian hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998), born in Kufstein, Austria
  • 1971 Corey Louchiey, American NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1971 Ian Bennett, English football goalkeeper (Birmingham City), born in Worksop, England
  • 1972 Hunter Goodwin, American football tight end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Bellville, Texas
  • 1972 Marianne Limpert, Canadian 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Matagami, Quebec
  • 1972 Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Kano, Nigeria (d. 2004)
  • 1973 Jeff Shantz, Canadian NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
  • 1973 John Mobley, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Zach Thornton, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Chris Pronger, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada Olympics 1998, St. Louis), born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • 1974 Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentine footballer (Internazionale), born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina
  • 1974 [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Jr., American racing driver (Two-time Daytona 500 winner), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1975 Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer (Guadalajara), born in La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico
  • 1976 Shane Doan, Canadian NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Halkirk, Alberta, Canada
  • 1976 Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1976 Pat Burrell, American baseball player, born in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • 1979 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1982 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • 1983 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1984 Paul Posluszny, American football player, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1984 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1984 Rod Benson, American basketball player, born in Fairfield, California
  • 1985 Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Beveren, Belgium
  • 1986 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1991 Mariana Pajón, Colombian BMX rider (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Medellin, Colombia