Birthdays in Sport on October 13

  • 1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)
  • 1877 Bernard Bosanquet, cricketer (pioneer of googly)
  • 1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1923 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • 1926 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Mahboob Shah, cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel)
  • 1941 John Snow, cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies)
  • 1942 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player
  • 1944 Buddy Allin, Bremerton WA, PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open)
  • 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
  • 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver
  • 1950 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Pat Day, American jockey
  • 1954 George Frazier, American baseball player
  • 1956 Anura Ranasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982)
  • 1958 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Toronto ON, LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler)
  • 1958 Dwayne Evans, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1960 Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics 1996)
  • 1960 Tim Brewster, American football coach
  • 1961 Derek Harper, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)

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1962 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
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  • 1964 Chris Gwynn, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympic 11th 1996)
  • 1965 Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist
  • 1967 Derrick Moore, NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Trevor Hoffman, Anaheim CA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1967 Steve Vickers, English footballer
  • 1968 David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Julio Valera, San Sebastian Puerto Rico, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1969 Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969 Tim Crabtree, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1970 Ann Grossman, Grove City Ohio, tennis star (1994 LA finalist)
  • 1970 Eric Gant, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Steve Matthews, NFL/WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Hitesh Modi, cricketer (Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1971 Irv Smith, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Jay Williams, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Sean O'Donnell, NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1972 Jean Foster, 3x20 rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1972 Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • 1973 Brian Dawkins, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver
  • 1974 Anthony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Arafath Hill, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1975 Leo Koswal, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975 David Kennedy, American musician (Box Car Racer, Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1976 Edward Ellis, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1977 Gareth Batty, English cricketer
  • 1977 Paul Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1978 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1979 Wes Brown, English footballer
  • 1980 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer
  • 1980 Scott Parker, English footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Ashford, English footballer
  • 1982 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
  • 1984 Frank Simek, American soccer player