Birthdays in Sport on October 16

  • 1878 Maxey Long, American athlete (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • 1900 [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)
  • 1906 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • 1921 Matt Batts, MLB catcher (Red Sox), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2013)

Person of interestDave DeBusschere

1940 Dave DeBusschere, NBA forward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1941 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • 1944 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • 1948 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1953 Susan Pedersen, American 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1953 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1956 Johnny Chavis, American football coach
  • 1960 Val Skinner, Hamilton MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Championship)
  • 1961 Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1961 Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1961 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1962 Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • 1962 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1962 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1964 Kay Cockerill, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd), born in San Jose, California
  • 1965 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965 Lisa Bonder, tennis star, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1966 Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966 Gerhard Puschnik, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1967 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1967 Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1968 Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)
  • 1968 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1969 Darren McKenzie-Potter, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1969 Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
  • 1971 David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)
  • 1971 Greg Jeffries, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Simon Shanks, NFL inside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Toni Foster, WNBA forward/center (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1972 Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)
  • 1972 Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)
  • 1973 David Unsworth, English professional footballer
  • 1974 Jermaine Lewis, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 Paul Kariya, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Olympics 1998), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1975 Jacques Kallis, cricketer (South African Test all-rounder v England 1995)
  • 1975 Jamila Wideman, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1975 Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1980 Sue Bird, American basketball player
  • 1980 Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • 1981 Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1981 Martin Halle, Danish footballer
  • 1982 Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • 1985 Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion
  • 1986 Craig Pickering, British sprinter
  • 1988 Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer