On This Day

Year 1968 in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 595

  • Sep 10 Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
  • Sep 11 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani ice hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, St. Louis Blues), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan
  • Sep 13 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 13 Brad Johnson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Sep 13 Chris Morris, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Sep 13 Denny Neagle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1995, 97; NL wins leader 1997; Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • Sep 14 Ginger Helgeson-Nielson, American tennis star, born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Sep 14 Pete Chilcutt, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Sep 15 Rich Robertson, Nacogdoches TX, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Sep 16 Charles McRae, American NFL guard and tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Tara Cross-Battle, American volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 17 Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • Sep 17 Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998)
  • Sep 18 Toni Kukoč, Croatian-American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Sep 20 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Eric Turner, American NFL safety (Cleveland Browns), born in Ventura, California
  • Sep 22 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 22 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 25 Reggie Jefferson, American baseball player (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sep 27 Mark Bradtke, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 27 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 27 Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 28 Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 29 Mika Häkkinen, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1998, 99), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • Oct 1 Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Oct 2 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta

Person of interestJana Novotna

Oct 2 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Oct 2 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 3 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 5 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
  • Oct 7 Erick Anderson, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Frankie Smith, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Groesbeck, Texas
  • Oct 8 Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer, born in Oran, Algeria
  • Oct 8 Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player and Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, born in Imotski, Croatia
  • Oct 10 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Oct 10 Nancy Brookhart, American WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker, born in Haelen, Netherlands
  • Oct 11 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 11 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 12 Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 12 Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 12 Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver, born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Oct 13 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Oct 14 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 14 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Oct 14 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Oct 14 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Oct 15 George Koonce, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Meredith Rainey, American 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestDidier Deschamps

Oct 15 Didier Deschamps, French footballer and coach (France: 2018 World Cup), born in Bayonne, France

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps
  • Oct 16 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Oct 17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 18 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Oct 18 Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Oct 18 Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Oct 18 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • Oct 20 Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 22 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • Oct 22 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 22 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • Oct 23 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • Oct 23 Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 23 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Adrian Dale, South African cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Oct 24 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Oct 24 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Oct 25 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • Oct 26 Chris Oldham, American NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 26 Nico-Jan Hoogma, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 27 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • Oct 27 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Oct 28 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Oct 28 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 28 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 28 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994)
  • Oct 31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • Nov 1 Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • Nov 3 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Nov 3 Lee Germon, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper and captain (12 Tests, 29 dismissals; 37 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Nov 3 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 4 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Nov 4 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 4 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Nov 5 Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 5 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 5 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 6 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • Nov 6 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • Nov 7 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Nov 8 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 8 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • Nov 8 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Nov 8 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport