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, Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1935 Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)

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1940 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1945 Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1949 Shep Messing, Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
  • 1950 Mick Malone, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
  • 1950 Brian Downing, former baseball player
  • 1953 Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
  • 1955 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England
  • 1957 Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • 1959 Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1961 Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961 Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • 1962 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
  • 1964 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1966 Mike Williams, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player/actress (Spring Fever, 2 x WTA titles), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1967 Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)
  • 1967 Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1969 Charles Jordan, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Dwayne Sabb, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer (10 LPGA major titles), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1970 Kenny Anderson, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1971 Pete Mitchell, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Maurice Kelly, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Roman Oben, tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973 A J Ofodile, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Brandon Pollard, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 Dexter McCleon, cornerback (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer
  • 1974 Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1975 Mahendra Nagamootoo, cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner)
  • 1975 Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Brian Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1978 Juan Dixon, American basketball player
  • 1979 Lydia Jane Lipscombe, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1979 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • 1980 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1981 Darius Miles, American basketball player
  • 1982 António Mendonça, Angolan footballer
  • 1982 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
  • 1983 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter
  • 1983 Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver
  • 1983 Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 Laure Manaudou, French swimmer, born in Villeurbanne, France