On This Day

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, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricket captain and batsman (11 Tests; India's oldest living Test cricketer), 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 golfer (US Open 1956), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1932 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Phil Horrocks-Taylor, English rugby union fly half (9 caps England, 1 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), born in Port Chester, New York (d. 2013)
  • 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 golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1992, 94), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1957 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1959 Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • 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 T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1966 Brad Lauer, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • 1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1967 Jaren Jackson, American 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 Mike Ricci, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)

  • 1971 Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer, born in Lydía, Kavala, Greece
  • 1971 Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1972 Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Maria Mutola, Mozambican 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
  • 1972 Lee Clark, English footballer (Newcastle United), born in Wallsend, England
  • 1974 Juan Viedma, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, NEC), born in Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • 1977 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer, born in Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
  • 1977 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer, born in Matale, Sri Lanka
  • 1978 Vanessa-Mae [Vanakorn Nicholson], Singaporean-British violinist and Olympic alpine skier, born in Singapore
  • 1978 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1984 Brady Quinn, American football quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos) and broadcaster (CBS Sports HQ, Fox Sports), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1984 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer (2007 ICC World Twenty20 winning squad of India), born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • 1986 Matty Pattison, South African footballer (Whickham), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1986 David Warner, Australian cricket batsman (top Test score 335no 2019; 2nd highest by an Australian; "Sandpaper-gate" 2018 12-month suspension), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers), born in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey
  • 1987 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Heshan, Guangdong, China