Birthdays in Sport on October 4

  • 1804 "Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht)
  • 1877 Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
  • 1888 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
  • 1889 John B. Kelly, Olympic champion rower and father of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1903 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD)
  • 1910 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1920 George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • 1928 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1930 Bill Wade, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer (England all-rounder of late 60's)
  • 1934 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • 1936 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • 1940 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
  • 1941 Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
  • 1943 Bonnie Bryant, LPGA golfer

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944 Tony La Russa, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1945 Richard Bickell, race horse trainer
  • 1946 Andre Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978
  • 1952 Anita Luceete Defrantz, rower (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Joe Orseno, race horse trainer
  • 1955 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • 1956 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goaltender (PSV)

Person of interestSherri Turner

1956 Sherri Turner, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ), born in Greenville South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • 1957 Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
  • 1959 Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • 1960 Joe Boever, American baseball player
  • 1962 Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1963 A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1963 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1963 Patti Berendt, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank Classic-24th), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 David Brain, cricketer (Zimbabwe lefty seamer 1993-)
  • 1964 Mark McLemore, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Matthew Cetlinski, US 400m freestyle swimmer
  • 1964 Yvonne Murray, athlete
  • 1966 John van de Brom, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1966 Mike Walker, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1967 Nick Green, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967 Roger Pavlik, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Vicky Bullett, American professional basketball player and coach (Olympic gold 1988/Charlotte Sting), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1968 Kanavis McGhee, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 Lucas Parsons, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Brian Kozlowski, NFL halfback (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1970 Hency Charles, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Lucy Nusrala, 5k runner, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Ryan McNeil, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions, St Louis Rams)
  • 1970 Richard Hancox, English footballer
  • 1971 Corey Sawyer, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Joanna Stone, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Kurt Thomas, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat)
  • 1972 Norberto Garrido, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Rusty Fitzgerald, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1973 Emy Snook, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Kantroy Barber, fullback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Chris Parks, American wrestler
  • 1975 Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian football player
  • 1976 Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer
  • 1978 Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
  • 1979 Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
  • 1980 Kristina Lenko, Canadian ice skater
  • 1980 Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete
  • 1980 Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
  • 1980 Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer
  • 1981 Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 Jered Weaver, American baseball player
  • 1982 Tony Gwynn Jr., American baseball player
  • 1983 Dan Clarke, British racing driver
  • 1983 Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
  • 1984 Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1987 Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
  • 1988 Derrick Rose, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1989 Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater