Birthdays in Sport on September 10

  • 1872 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), born in Sadodar, Kathiawar, India (d. 1933)
  • 1895 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1924 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (MLB All Star 1953-56; NL HR & RBI leader 1954; Cincinnati Reds), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)

Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer (1929-2016)

American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Roger MarisRoger Maris (1934-1985)

American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota

  • 1936 Dimitar Largov, Bulgarian soccer midfielder (20 caps; Slavia Sofia 220 games), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Alun Pask, Welsh rugby union flanker (26 caps; British Lions 8 caps; Abertillery), born in Blackwood, Monmouthshire (d. 1995)
  • 1944 Héctor Silva, Argentine rugby union number 8 (24 caps; Los Tilos) and coach (Argentina 1985-87), born in La Plata, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Marlin Briscoe, American College Football HOF quarterback/wide receiver (Uni Nebraska–Omaha; Super Bowl 1972, 73 Miami Dolphins; Pro Bowl 1970 Buffalo Bills), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2022)
  • 1946 Jim Hines, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1968), born in Dumas, Arkansas

Larry NelsonLarry Nelson (75 years old)

1947 American golfer (US Open 1983; PGA C'ship 1981, 87), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

  • 1948 Bob Lanier, American Basketball HOF center (8 x NBA All-Star; NBA All-Star Game MVP 1974; Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1948 Charlie Waters, American football safety (Pro Bowl 1976–1978; Super Bowl 1971, 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 Gary Danielson, American NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions 1976-84; Cleveland Browns 1985, 87-88) and college commentator (CBS, ABC), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Martha Nause, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1994), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 1955 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Simpele, Finland
  • 1963 Randy Johnson, American Baseball HOF pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Cy Young Award; World Series MVP 2001; Triple Crown 2002; Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1964 Tim Harris, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1989; All-Pro 1988, 89; Super Bowl 1994; GB Packers, SF 49ers), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1966 Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian NHL center (Stanley Cup 1989 Calgary, 1999 Dallas, 2003 New Jersey; Olympic gold 2002), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • 1970 Julie Halard-Decugis, French tennis player (US Open doubles 2000 [Ai Sugiyama]; 12 x WTA singles titles), born in Versailles, France
  • 1973 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese soccer defender (44 caps; Poitiers FC, Châteauroux, Lens), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1973 Ghada Shouaa, Syrian athlete (Syria's 1st Olympic gold heptathlon 1996; World C'ship gold 1995), born in Mhardeh, Syria
  • 1974 Ben Wallace, American basketball forward (NBA C'ship 2004; NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2002-03, 2005-06; NBA All-Star 2003–06; Detroit Pistons), born in White Hall, Alabama

Dan O'TooleDan O'Toole (47 years old)

1975 Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

  • 1976 Greg Henderson, New Zealand track cyclist (World C'ship gold scratch race 2004), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1980 Timothy Goebel, American figure skater (first to land quadruple salchow jump; Olympic bronze 2002; World C'ship silver 2002, 03), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1983 Joey Votto, Canadian baseball first baseman (NL MVP 2010; 6 × MLB All-Star; Cincinnati Reds), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1988 Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey center (World C'ship gold 2007; Stanley Cup 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins; Carolina Hurricanes captain), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1993 Sam Kerr, Australian soccer striker and captain (99 caps; Perth Glory, Chicago Red Stars; Chelsea), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1995 Jack Grealish, English footballer (Manchester City), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1997 Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2016; Evian C'ship 2022), born in Smiths Falls, Ontario