Birthdays in Sport on October 20

  • 1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
  • 1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • 1917 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • 1926 Ursula Happe, German 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Free City of Danzig

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1931 Mickey Mantle "The Commerce Comet", NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1932 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1932 Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Larry Mowry, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior), born in San Diego, California
  • 1937 Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1941 Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
  • 1946 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1948 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949 Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1949 Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1950 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1951 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • 1952 Dave Collins, baseball player
  • 1952 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

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

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1954 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
  • 1955 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1957 Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)
  • 1958 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1959 Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96)
  • 1959 Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • 1960 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • 1961 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1962 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1963 Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • 1963 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • 1965 Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
  • 1965 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965 M Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966 Allan Donald, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
  • 1966 Erin Deiters, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1969 Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1969 Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1969 Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1970 Greg Primus, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Ralph Dawkins, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Sander Boschke, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970 Shane George, cricketer (S Australian fast bowler, Shield debut at 17)
  • 1971 Eddie Jones, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers)
  • 1971 Kimberly Po, tennis star (1991 Futures-Evansville IN), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Oleg Fediukov, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1973 Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974 Jerald Honeycutt, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1976 Reidel Anthony, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1977 Matt Jansen, English footballer
  • 1978 Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer
  • 1979 Paul Ifill, Barbadian footballer
  • 1979 Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
  • 1980 Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 Willis McGahee, American football player
  • 1982 Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer
  • 1982 Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer
  • 1983 Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1984 Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer
  • 1984 Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
  • 1985 Dominic McGuire, American basketball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1985 James Sutton, British racing driver
  • 1988 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China