Birthdays in Sport on October 7

  • 1857 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American to play MLB), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1868 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)
  • 1887 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • 1896 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)
  • 1901 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • 1922 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Willie Naulls, NBA star (NY Knicks)
  • 1937 Col Guest, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59)
  • 1938 Ann Jones, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1969), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1943 José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player
  • 1949 Catherine Duggan, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Graham Yallop, cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6)
  • 1952 Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnast (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Julio Pezua, Pervian-American jockey
  • 1957 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 1984), born in Nottingham
  • 1959 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1961 Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1964 Rich Delucia, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Stuart Hendley, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Manitoba Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Paul Stewart, British footballer (Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool), born in Manchester, England
  • 1965 Juul Ellerman, soccer player (PSV, FC Twente)
  • 1966 Trent Brown, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1968 Erick Anderson, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Randy Bartz, Roseville Minn, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1969 Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1969 Martin Haywood, cricketer (NSW opening batsman)
  • 1970 Daniel Collins, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Dwayne Provo, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Harold Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Le'Shai Maston, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Vaughn Hebron, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971 Dexter Dawson, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Johnnie Morton, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Paul Hannam, 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972 John Hyden, Tustin California, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Rahsaan Giddings, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Gerald McBurrows, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Priest Holmes, running back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Dida, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974 Benjamin Oberman, pairs skater (& Naomi Grabow), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974 Shannon MacMillan, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Syosset, New York
  • 1975 Billy Walsh, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Summit, New Jersey
  • 1976 Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer
  • 1976 Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Charles Woodson, American football player
  • 1976 Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1977 Clayton Miller, trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1978 Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
  • 1979 Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
  • 1982 Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
  • 1982 Jermain Defoe, English footballer
  • 1982 Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
  • 1984 Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1985 Evan Longoria, American baseball player
  • 1986 Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
  • 1986 Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
  • 1987 Jeremy Brockie, Australian footballer