Birthdays in Sport on September 30

  • 1869 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)
  • 1919 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • 1926 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • 1932 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1940 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1946 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)
  • 1948 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • 1951 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)
  • 1952 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • 1958 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1959 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1959 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach

  • 1960 Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • 1961 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • 1961 Jorge Ricardo, Brazilian jockey, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1962 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1962 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1962 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1963 Ed Drakich, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1964 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Nadine Handford, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • 1967 Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970 Eric Piatkowski, NBA guard/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 Brentson Buckner, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Ron Collins, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Cedric Saunders, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Jamal Anderson, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Troy Dumas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1975 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977 Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 1977 Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • 1979 Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer

Person of interestMartina Hingis

1980 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis star (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 1981 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1981 Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • 1983 Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast