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 Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), 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. 2006)
  • 1931 Eddie Mathews, American Baseball HOF third baseman (512 career HRs; 12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957, 68; Boston/Milwaukee Braves) and manager (Atlanta Braves 1972-74), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French soccer attacking midfielder (45 caps; Angers, Reims, Real Madrid; Ballon d'Or 1958; 'the Napoleon of football'), born in Noeux-les-Mines, France (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Alexey Kozlov, Russian jazz-fusion saxophonist, bandleader, and composer (Arsenal), born in Moscow, USSR
  • 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 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1942 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Buddy Allin, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1977; first Asian-born player to win a major title), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1950 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany

Pat Day

1953 Pat Day, American thoroughbred jockey (9 x winners American Triple Crown races; 6 x US Champion in wins; 2 x US Champion in earnings; $298m career purses), 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
  • 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
  • 1961 Doc Rivers, American NBA guard, 1983-96 (Atlanta Hawks and 3 other teams), and head coach, 1999-present (Orlando Magic (NBA Coach of the Year, 2000); Boston Celtics; LA Clippers; Philadelphia 76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois

Jerry Rice

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

  • 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
  • 1965 Syarhyey Hyerasimets, Belarusian soccer midfielder (25 caps; Shakhter Donetsk, Dinamo Minsk) and manager (Okzhetpes, Piter Saint Petersburg), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2021)
  • 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 Steve Vickers, English footballer (Middlesbrough), born in Bishop Auckland, England
  • 1967 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone; 7 x MLB All Star; SD Padres), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1968 Julio Valera, Puerto Rican MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Nancy Kerrigan

1969 Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater (Olympic bronze 1992, silver 1994; World C'ship bronze 1991, silver 1992; victim of infamous assault), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts

  • 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 Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 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.
  • 1972 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • 1973 Brian Dawkins, American NFL safety (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • 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, American 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 soccer midfielder (18 caps; Charlton, West Ham, Fulham) and manager (Fulham, AFC Bournemouth), 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