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)
  • 1914 Phil Watson, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1940 [NYR], 1944 [Montreal Canadiens]) and coach (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Jim Hardy, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams; Pro Bowl 1950), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 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)
  • 1928 Tommy Docherty, Scottish soccer midfielder (25 caps; Preston North End) and manager (Chelsea, QPR, Scotland, Manchester United), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1930 Conn Findlay, American rower (Olympic gold coxed pair 1956, 64) and sailor (Olympic bronze Tempest 1976), born in Stockton, California (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian boxer (Olympic gold light welterweight 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 cricket fast bowler (10 Tests England, 37 wickets; Northamptonshire), 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
  • 1961 Roger Mayweather, American boxer, (WBA & lineal super featherweight titles 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • 1962 Stuart Pearce, English soccer defender (78 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (England U-21 2007-13; Great Britain Olympic team 2012; Manchester City), born in London, England
  • 1965 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • 1966 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, born in Jerago con Orago, Italy
  • 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
  • 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 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1967 Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • 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
  • 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 Baseball HOF infielder (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1995; NL MVP 1999; Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1972 Jamie Brown, American football tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Jure Košir, Slovenian alpine skier, born in Jesenice, Yugoslavia
  • 1972 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish football goalkeeper (Arbroath), born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1973 Eric Snow, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1973 Lee Westwood, English golfer (British Open, US Masters 2010 runner-up), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • 1973 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar (49 years old)

1973 Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (200 Tests, 15,921 runs @ 53.78, 51 x 100s; highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, India

  • 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 Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • 1977 Ryan Mitchell, Australian breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Port Augusta, Australia
  • 1980 Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1981 Taylor Dent, American tennis player, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1987 Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • 1987 Kristopher Letang, Canadian hockey player (Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1996 Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player (French Open 2019; Wimbledon 2021; Australian Open 2022; WTA Finals 2019, World #1 2019-22), born in Ipswich, Australia

Lydia KoLydia Ko (25 years old)

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