Birthdays in Sport on October 9

  • 1886 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), born in Cavaellon, Haiti (d. 1928)
  • 1903 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Klaes Karppinen, Finnish athlete, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic gold 1936), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1992)
  • 1917 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in Kōchi, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), born in Williamstown, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Paul Barton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1945 Naftali Bon, Kenyan 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Kapsabet, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
  • 1949 Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1950 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • 1950 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Hank Pfister, American tennis star, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1955 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England
  • 1957 Don Garber, American sports commissioner, born in Queens, New York
  • 1959 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1961 Arlene Boxall, Zimbabwean field hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961 Trevor Matich, American NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Julian Bailey, British racing driver, born in Woolwich, London
  • 1962 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer, born in Gualeguay, Argentina
  • 1964 Martín Jaite, Argentine tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1966 Mike Williams, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player and actress (Spring Fever, 2 x WTA titles), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1967 Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian soccer player (Barcelona), born in Calafat, Dolj County, Romania
  • 1969 Charles Jordan, American wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Dwayne Sabb, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1970 Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer (10 LPGA major titles), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1970 Kenny Anderson, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers), born in Queens, New York
  • 1971 Pete Mitchell, American NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1972 Maurice Kelly, American CFL linebacker (BC Lions), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1972 Roman Oben, American football tackle (NY Giants), born in Cameroon
  • 1973 A. J. Ofodile, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Brandon Pollard, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 Dexter McCleon, American football cornerback (St Louis Rams), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1973 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer (Real España), born in El Progreso, Honduras
  • 1974 Kavika Pittman, American defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Frankfurt
  • 1974 Keith Booth, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1975 Mahendra Nagamootoo, West Indian cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner), born in Whim, Berbice, Guyana
  • 1975 Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1977 Brian Roberts, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1978 Juan Dixon, American basketball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1979 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer (Defensor), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1979 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1980 Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer (Victory Sports Club), born in Malé, Maldives
  • 1980 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Njurunda, Sweden
  • 1981 Darius Miles, American basketball player, born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1982 António Mendonça, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1982 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer, born in Dalian, China
  • 1983 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter (Olympic gold 2008), born in Gangwon, South Korea
  • 1983 Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • 1983 Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1986 Laure Manaudou, French swimmer, born in Villeurbanne, France