Birthdays in Sport on October 2

  • 1873 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • 1891 H V Porter, basketball pioneer, created fan shape backboard
  • 1913 Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1930 J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)
  • 1932 Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
  • 1934 Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)
  • 1936 Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman, later Liberal MP)
  • 1939 B K Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60's)

Person of interestSteve Sabol

1942 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 1948 Robert Anderson, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78)
  • 1948 Trevor Brooking, English soccer player
  • 1952 Steve Penrod, race horse trainer
  • 1957 John Neuman Cook, PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1960 Glenn Anderson, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1961 Alan Wells, cricketer (England Test batsman v WI in one Test 1995)
  • 1961 Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1962 Mark Rypien, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • 1963 Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
  • 1964 Michael Brooks, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965 Darren Cahill, Australia, tennis star
  • 1965 Robert Goff, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Roger Dube, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1965 Tom Moody, cricket batsman (Australian 1989-92 Ton in 26 mins)

Person of interestThomas Muster

1967 Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis star (1995 French Open), born in Leibnitz, Austria

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
  • 1967 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete (Olympic silver 100m, 200m 1992, 96), born in Windhoek, South West Africa
  • 1968 Glen Wesley, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

Person of interestJana Novotna

1968 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • 1968 Mark James Crear, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Marcus Robertson, NFL safety/cornerback (Houston/Tenn Oilers)
  • 1969 Matthew Walbeck, catcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1970 Eddie Guardado, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California
  • 1971 Jair Lynch, gymnast (Olympic silver 1996), born in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Steve McLaughlin, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Aaron McKie, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1972 Adrian Van Troost, fast cricket bowler (Somerset & Holland)
  • 1972 Rafael Carmona, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1972 Torey Hunter, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Bret Hudson, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Anthony Johnson, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1974 Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1974 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1976 John Thornton, American Football player
  • 1979 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
  • 1979 Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1981 Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer
  • 1984 Marion Bartoli, French tennis player (Wimbledon 2013), born in Haute-Loire, France
  • 1985 Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
  • 1987 Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
  • 1990 Dean Bouzanis, Australian soccer player