Birthdays in Sport on October 14

  • 1842 Joe Start, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1872 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (4-time Wimbledon champion), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1910)
  • 1873 Ray Ewry, American track and field athlete (8 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 08), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1937)
  • 1882 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28), born in Heilbron, Orange Free State (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1907 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (Indy 500), born in Lingen, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1910 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), born in Hall, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • 1912 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (England batsman 1948-49), born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer, born in Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 2007)

  • 1939 Hugh Delane Thompson, American PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1940 J. C. Snead, American PGA golfer (1972 Philadelphia Classic), born in Hot Springs, Virginia
  • 1941 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943 Lance Rentzel, American NFL receiver (Minn, LA) and ex-husband of Joey Heatherton, born in Flushing, New York
  • 1946 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach, born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 1946 Al Oliver, American baseball player, born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1947 Charlie Joiner, American NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego), born in Many, Louisiana
  • 1950 Sheila Young Ochowicz, American speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1952 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1953 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados

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1956 Beth Daniel, American LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1957 Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • 1960 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • 1962 Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
  • 1962 Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
  • 1963 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • 1964 Joe Girardi, catcher (NY Yankees), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1964 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • 1967 Dave Hajek, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Roseville, California
  • 1967 Sylvain Lefebvre, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
  • 1967 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
  • 1968 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)

  • 1968 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • 1968 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1968 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • 1969 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 1969 P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • 1970 Jim Jackson, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1970 Nina Kemppel, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1970 Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player
  • 1971 Derrick Rodgers, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Frank Wycheck, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 J. J. Smith, American NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1972 Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Shawn Banks, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1974 Kim Williams, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1975 Floyd Landis, American cyclist
  • 1976 Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1976 Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977 Kelly Schumacher, Canadian basketball player
  • 1978 Ryan Church, American baseball player
  • 1978 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006)
  • 1978 Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer
  • 1978 Javon Walker, American football player
  • 1980 Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1980 Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
  • 1980 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • 1981 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
  • 1983 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • 1984 LaRon Landry, American football player
  • 1985 Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1986 Tom Craddock, English footballer