On This Day

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 (4-time MLB All Star), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, American boxer and soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)

Person of interestArnold Palmer

1929 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Person of interestRoger Maris

1934 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 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)
  • 1946 Jim Hines, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1968), born in Dumas, Arkansas

Person of interestLarry Nelson

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

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 1948 Bob Lanier, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and 8-time NBA All-Star (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1948 Charlie Waters, American football player (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

  • 1964 Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Tim Harris, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965 Brian Washington, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1966 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • 1966 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Julie Halard, French tennis star (1995 Prague), born in Versailles, France
  • 1971 Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Brian Earley, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fresno, California
  • 1971 Chris Oeding, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1973 Ghada Shouaa, Syrian heptathlete (Syria's 1st Olympic gold 1996), born in Mhardeh, Syria
  • 1973 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer, born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1974 Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards), born in White Hall, Alabama

Person of interestDan O'Toole

1975 Dan O'Toole, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • 1976 Greg Henderson, New Zealand track cyclist (World C'ship gold scratch race 2004), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1980 Timothy Goebel, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1983 Joey Votto, Canadian MLB first baseman (NL MVP 2010), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1988 Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player (Carolina Hurricane), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1993 Sam Kerr, Australian football player (Chicago Red Stars), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1997 Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2016), born in Smiths Falls, Ontario