Birthdays in Sport on October 20

  • 1859 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), born in Netheravon, Wiltshire, England (d. 1945)

Alfred Gwynne VanderbiltAlfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915)

American businessman (New York Central Railway), born in NYC, New York

  • 1917 Ken Cranston, English cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • 1926 Ursula Happe, German swimmer (Olympic gold 200m backstroke 1956), born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 2021)

Mickey MantleMickey Mantle (1931-1995)

American Baseball HOF outfielder (1956 Triple Crown; 20 x MLB All Star; 7 × World Series; 3 × AL MVP; NY Yankees), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma

  • 1931 Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1932 "Rosey" Roosevelt Brown, American NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 2004)

Juan MarichalJuan Marichal (85 years old)

1937 Dominican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; NL wins leader 1968; MLB ERA leader 1969; no-hitter 1963; SF Giants), born in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic

  • 1946 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist (winner Tour de France 1976), born in Mere, Belgium
  • 1948 Andrei Suraikin, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1949 Valery Borzov, Ukrainian sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Sambir, USSR
  • 1949 Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1950 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1951 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • 1952 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia

Keith HernandezKeith Hernandez (69 years old)

1953 American MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1955 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1957 Chris Cowdrey, English cricket batsman and captain (6 Tests, 3 ODIs; son of Colin), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1958 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback played 19 seasons, for seven teams (Seattle Seahawks, 1980-91; K.C. Chiefs. 1992-3), born in Iola, Wisconsin
  • 1959 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1960 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • 1960 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1961 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer (Liverpool), born in St Asaph, Wales
  • 1962 Ray Childress, American NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1963 Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian politician and cricketer (Indian opening batsman), born in Patiala, Punjab, India
  • 1963 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer, born in Gorgogyri, Greece
  • 1965 Chad Hennings, American NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Elberon, Iowa
  • 1965 Mikhail Shtalenkov, Russian NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966 Allan Donald, South African cricketer (great South African fast bowler), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1967 Harvey Pulliam, American MLB outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Raymond Biggs, Canadian CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Chantel Tremitiere, American WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentine tennis player, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1969 Herman Moore, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Danville, Virginia
  • 1969 Juan Gonzalez, Puerto Rican MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Kim Suominen, Finnish soccer midfielder (39 caps; TPS, FF Jaro), born in Turku, Finland (d. 2021)
  • 1969 Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer (Canberra Raider), born in Junee, Australia
  • 1970 Sander Boschke, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
  • 1971 Eddie Jones, American NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • 1971 Kimberly Po, American tennis player (1991 Futures-Evansville IN), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Dexter Coakley, American College Football HOF linebacker (Appalachian State Uni; 3 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • 1972 Oleg Fediukov, Russian dance skater (with partner Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1972 Will Greenwood, English rugby union centre (55 caps England, 2 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers, Harlequins), born in Blackburn, England
  • 1973 Scott Goodman, Australian 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Hobart, Tasmania
  • 1974 Ayelet Ohayon, Israeli Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Acre, Israel
  • 1974 Jerald Honeycutt, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1977 Matt Jansen, English footballer, born in Carlisle, England
  • 1978 Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer (Wisden Leading World Cricketer 2008), born in Delhi, India
  • 1979 Paul Ifill, English footballer, born in Brighton, England
  • 1979 Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player and coach, born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1981 Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer, born in Gagarin, Soviet Union
  • 1981 Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer, born in Mazatlán, Mexico
  • 1981 Willis McGahee, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1982 Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer, born in Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • 1983 Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Loja, Ecuador
  • 1984 Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player (Irish national team), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • 1985 Dominic McGuire, American basketball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1985 James Sutton, British auto racer (Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2007), born in Stevenage, England
  • 1988 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China
  • 1992 Danielle Kang, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2017), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1997 Andrey Rublev, Russian tennis player (2020 Olympic Gold mixed doubles), born in Moscow, Russia

NBA YoungBoyNBA YoungBoy (23 years old)

1999 American rapper ("Bandit"; Tyler the Creator -"WusYaName"), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana