Birthdays in Sport on October 27

  • 1877 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1904 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Jack Plimsoll, South African cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947), born in Kalk Bay, South Africa (d. 1999)
  • 1922 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicketkeeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's), born in Vadodara, India
  • 1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1932 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent

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1956 Patty Sheehan, American LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
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Patty Sheehan
  • 1957 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • 1961 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1964 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • 1964 Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • 1964 Mary Meagher-Plant, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-84, 88), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1966 Brad Lauer, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • 1966 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1967 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • 1968 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1969 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer, born in Chingola, Zambia
  • 1971 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Matt Brown, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
  • 1972 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1972 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1972 Lee Clark, English footballer
  • 1974 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)
  • 1977 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
  • 1977 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
  • 1984 Brady Quinn, American football player
  • 1984 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1986 Matty Pattison, English footballer
  • 1987 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
  • 1987 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Disputed)