October 13th Celebrity Birthdays – Athletes Galore!

What’s up with so many athletes being born on October 13th?

Today is my sister’s birthday so I looked up who else is celebrating today, and I discovered that there’s something about this day that births athletes – including my sister. And a couple celebrities here and there (in italics).

I mean seriously….. Check out how many friggin’ athletes were born on October 13th!

1982 Ian Thorpe, born in Sydney, New South Wales, professional swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, won 11 World Championship gold medals, nicknamed, ‘Torpedo’

1978 Jermaine O’Neal, NBA forward, Portland Trailblazers

1976 Edward Ellis, tackle for the New England Patriots

1975 Arafath Hill, soccer player, FC Groningen
1975 Leo Koswal, soccer player, Dordrecht ’90

1974 Anthony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics

1973 Brian Dawkins, safety for the Philadelphia Eagles

1972 Jean Foster, Columbus Georgia, 3×20 rifle 1996 Olympics
1972 Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer, Gold Medals 1992, 1996 Olympics

1971 Hitesh Modi, cricketer, Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup
1971 Irv Smith, NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints
1971 Jay Williams, defensive end for the St. Louis Rams
1971 Sean O’Donnell, Ottawa, NHL defenseman for the Los Angeles Kings
1971 Billy Bush, American Entertainer

1970 Ann Grossman, Grove City Ohio, tennis star, 1994 LA finalist
1970 Eric Gant, WLAF running back for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1970 Steve Matthews, NFL/WLAF quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs, Scottish Claymores

1969 Cady McClain, born in Burbank, California, actress, Dixie Martin-All My Children
1969 Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center and forward, Charlotte Sting
1969 Tim Crabtree, Jackson, Michigan, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
1969 Nancy Kerrigan, American Athlete

1968 David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap 1996 Olympics
1968 Julio Valera, San Sebastian Puerto Rico, pitcher for the Kansas City Royals
1968 Tisha Campbell, Newark, New Jersey, actress, Gina-Martin, House Party

1967 Derrick Moore, NFL running back, Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers
1967 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper, world record 1989
1967 Trevor Hoffman, Anaheim California, pitcher for the San Diego Padres

1965 Linda Brenneman, born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, cyclist, Olympics-11th-96
1965 Rob Schneider, actor, Saturday Night Live, Men Behaving Badly

1964 Chris Gwynn, born in Los Angeles, California, outfielder for the San Diego Padres

1962 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
1962 Kelly Preston, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, actress, Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale

1961 Derek Harper, NBA guard, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic

1960 Greg Derr, Marshfield Massachusetts, free pistol 1996 Olympics


How crazy is that??

october 13th celebrity birthdays