Birthdays in Sport on October 29

  • 1877 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
  • 1915 Dennis Brookes, cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7)
  • 1917 Henry Carlsson, Swedish soccer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1925 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1927 Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)
  • 1935 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • 1941 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • 1944 Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
  • 1946 Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • 1949 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • 1952 Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer

Person of interestDenis Potvin

1953 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1954 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1959 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

Person of interestMike Gartner

1959 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1960 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic silver 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • 1961 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998)
  • 1964 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1964 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Greg Davis, NFL kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Greg Gohr, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1968 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994)
  • 1969 Peter Breen, American dance skater, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • 1970 Charles Swann, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Chris Thorpe, Waukegan Ill, doubles luger (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
  • 1970 Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
  • 1971 Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
  • 1971 Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)
  • 1972 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1973 Adam Bacher, South African cricketer (nephew of former captain Ali Bacher), born in Johannesburg
  • 1973 Robert Pirès, French footballer
  • 1974 Mike Crawford, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974 Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
  • 1978 Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1980 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • 1983 Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • 1983 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • 1983 Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • 1984 Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player