Birthdays in Sport on October 13

  • 1768 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France (d. 1839)
  • 1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • 1877 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1923 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Canada (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, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • 1941 John Snow, English cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies), born in Peopleton, Worcestershire, England
  • 1942 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Buddy [Brian Thomas] Allin, American PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (LPGA C'ship 1977), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1950 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1953 Pat Day, American jockey, born in Brush, Colorado
  • 1954 George Frazier, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1956 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • 1958 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Canadian LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1958 Dwayne Evans, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1960 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • 1961 Derek Harper, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Elberton, Georgia

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1962 Jerry Rice, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (SF 49ers, 13 x Pro Bowl), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 1964 Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Johan Museeuw, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Varsenare, Belgium
  • 1967 Derrick Moore, American NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1967 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989, Olympic gold 1992), born in Limonar, Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1967 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone), born Bellflower, California
  • 1967 Steve Vickers, English footballer (Middlesbrough), born in Bishop Auckland, England
  • 1968 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Rhonda Mapp, American WNBA center and forward (Charlotte Sting), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1969 Tim Crabtree, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1970 Ann Grossman, American tennis star (1994 LA finalist), born in Grove City, Ohio
  • 1970 Eric Gant, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1970 Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1971 Hitesh Modi, Kenyan cricketer (Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup), born in Kisumu, Kenya
  • 1971 Irv Smith, American NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1971 Jay Williams, American defensive end (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1971 Sean O'Donnell, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1972 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • 1973 Brian Dawkins, American football safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • 1974 Tony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1975 Leo Koswal, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1976 Ed Ellis, American football tackle (New England Patriots), born in Hamden, Connecticut
  • 1977 Gareth Batty, English cricketer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire
  • 1977 Paul Pierce, American basketball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1978 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1979 Wes Brown, English footballer, born in Longsight, Manchester, England
  • 1980 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer, born in Averøy, Norway
  • 1980 Scott Parker, English footballer (West Ham United), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1981 Ryan Ashford, English footballer (Sholing), born in Honiton, Devon, England
  • 1982 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1984 Frank Simek, American soccer player, born in St. Louis, Missouri