Birthdays in Sport on April 24

  • 1903 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1911 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Witt, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mamer, Luxembourg (d. 1992)
  • 1930 Conn Findlay, American coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1932 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1940 David Larter, Scottish cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1948 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1958 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain
  • 1962 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1965 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • 1966 Margashayam Venkataramana, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), born in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1966 Pascale Paradis-Mangon, French tennis star, born in Troyes, France
  • 1966 Theo Adams, American football tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, born in Jerago con Orago, Italy
  • 1967 Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1967 Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • 1967 Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1968 Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1968 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia
  • 1969 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek football goalkeeper, born in Kozani, Greece
  • 1970 Damien Fleming, Australian cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut), born in Bentley, Perth, Australia
  • 1970 Emanuela Zardo, Swiss tennis star
  • 1971 Jeff Brohm, American football quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1971 Phil Rogers, Australian 100m breaststroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1972 Chipper Jones, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1972 Jamie Brown, American football tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish football goalkeeper (Arbroath), born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1972 Jure Košir, Slovenian alpine skier, born in Jesenice, Yugoslavia
  • 1973 Eric Snow, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1973 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

1973 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian captain at 23, highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
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Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1974 Jared Tomich, American football defensive end (New Orleans Saints), born in St. John, Indiana
  • 1974 Toine Rorije, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • 1975 Justin Boocock, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1975 Michael Stewart, American basketball NBA center (Sacramento Kings), born in Cucq-Trepied-Stella-Plage, France
  • 1976 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Canadian tennis star (1995 Futures Fla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1976 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1977 Ryan Mitchell, Australian breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Port Augusta, Australia
  • 1977 Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • 1980 Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1981 Taylor Dent, American tennis player, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1987 Kristopher Letang, Canadian hockey player (Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1987 Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Person of interestLydia Ko

1997 Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer, (Evian C'ship 2015, ANA Inspiration 2016), born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko