On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on October 30

  • 1867 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1871 Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1888 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek athlete (Olympic gold standing long jump, bronze high jump 1912, 2 silver 1908), born in Pylos, Greece (d. 1913)
  • 1898 Bill Terry, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1906 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1916 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Hannelore Weygrand, German equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, born in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1935 Jim Perry, American baseball player, born in Williamston, North Carolina
  • 1936 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), born in Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player, born in Headingley, Leeds, England
  • 1950 Phil Chenier, American NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1954 JoAnne Russell, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1977), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1956 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York

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1960 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)

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  • 1960 Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Hans Segers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper and coach (Wimbledon), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1961 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • 1962 Courtney Walsh, West Indian cricket fast bowler and captain (132 Tests, 519 wickets @ 24.44; hat-trick v Aust 1988), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1962 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1962 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Mike Veletta, Australian cricketer (West Aussie opening batsman, 8 Tests for Aust), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963 Todd Sand, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
  • 1965 Kevin Edwards, American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • 1966 Quin Snyder, American basketball head coach (Utah Jazz 2014-19; University of Missouri 1999-2006), born in Mercer Island, Washington
  • 1967 Brenda Catherine Lawson, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 1967 Pat Elynuik, Canadian NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • 1967 Ty Detmer, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1990, Brigham Young; Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1969 Mayumi Hirase, Japanese golfer (18 LPGA of Japan Tour titles), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • 1970 Dino Philyaw, American NFL running back (NE Patriots), born in Dudley, North Carolina
  • 1970 James Pedro, American lightweight judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts

  • 1970 Kevin Johnson, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Patrice Tardif, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings), born in Thetford Mines, Quebec
  • 1970 Suvat Karadag, Turkish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Mazgirt, Turkey
  • 1970 Wim Bubberman, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1970 Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower, born in Larissa, Greece
  • 1971 Edward "Ted" Murphy, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Henry Ford, NFL defensive end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1972 Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1972 Trevor Wilmot, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1973 Ellis Johnson, American NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Wildwood, Florida
  • 1973 Edge [Adam Copeland], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • 1973 Michael Oakes, English footballer, born in Northwich, England
  • 1975 Joanne Malar, Canadian swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1976 Maurice Taylor, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976 Stern John, Trinidadian footballer (Columbus Crew), born in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1978 Martin Dossett, American football player, born in Portland, Texas
  • 1979 Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
  • 1980 Choi Hong-man, South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, born in Jeju, South Korea
  • 1981 Ian Snell, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Dover, Delaware
  • 1982 Manny Parra, American baseball player (Bridgeport Bluefish), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1983 Iain Hume, Canadian footballer (Kerala Blasters), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1983 Trent Edwards, American football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1986 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper (3 Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Spittal an der Drau, Austria
  • 1987 Junaid Siddique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • 1989 Nastia Liukin, Russian born American gymnast (2008 Olympic Champion), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1993 Marcus Mariota, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2014, U of Oregon; NFL: Tennessee Titans), born in Honolulu, Hawaii