Birthdays in Sport on October 15

  • 1858 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • 1882 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1898 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (d. 1951)
  • 1910 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's)
  • 1921 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55)
  • 1921 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman)
  • 1927 Bill Henry, Alice, TX, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), (d. 2014)
  • 1935 Bobby Joe Morrow, sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1935 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1939 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1945 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Steven Camacho, cricketer (WI batsman early seventies)

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

1951 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Wimbledon Finals 1979), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • 1954 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestVictor Pecci

1955 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci
  • 1955 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player
  • 1962 Susan DeMattei, cyclist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1963 Angela Rock, Lakewood CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1992)
  • 1963 Stanley Menzo, Suriname/Dutch soccer goaltender (Ajax/PSV)
  • 1965 Daniel Held, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966 Jorge Campos, Mexican footballer
  • 1967 Carlos Garcia, Venezuela, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1968 George Koonce, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1968 Meredith Rainey, 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Didier Deschamps, French footballer
  • 1969 Curtis Cotton, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Oak Raiders, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
  • 1970 Cooper Harris, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Lonnie Palelei, guard (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Bernardo Harris, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Roland McGhee, long jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1971 Andy Cole, British footballer
  • 1972 Fred Hoiberg, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1973 Susannah Kate Pryde, road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1975 Glen Little, English footballer
  • 1977 Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977 Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1977 David Trezeguet, French football player
  • 1979 Paul Robinson, English football player
  • 1979 Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • 1979 Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • 1980 Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
  • 1981 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • 1981 Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
  • 1981 Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
  • 1982 Charline Labonté, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1985 Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1985 Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
  • 1987 Jesse Levine, American Canadian tennis player, born in Boca Raton, Florida
  • 1988 Mesut Özil, Turkish-German football player (Arsenal, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany