On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on August 24

  • 1851 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)
  • 1887 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • 1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver, born in Manchester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
  • 1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)

Person of interestMike Shanahan

1952 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 1954 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1959 Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

1960 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1965 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • 1966 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland

  • 1967 Michael Lauriston Thomas, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1968 Benoît Brunet, Canadian NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968 Tim Salmon, American MLB outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (Olympics gold 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1970 Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist (UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament 1998; Rings: King of Kings Tournament 1999), born in Downey, California
  • 1970 Rich Beem, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2002), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Christian Ruud, Norwegian tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1972 Ian Moran, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Kurt Miller, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1973 Andrew Brunette, Canadian NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1973 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer, born in Barendrecht, Netherlands
  • 1974 Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1974 Tony McCombs, American football linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1975 Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1976 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • 1976 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1977 Per Gade, Danish footballer, born in Nibe, Denmark
  • 1977 Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1977 Denílson, Brazilian footballer, born in Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1977 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, born in Jena, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1978 Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player, born in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 Orlando Engelaar, Dutch international footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1979 Michael Redd, American basketball player, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1982 Kim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer, born in Sandviken, Sweden
  • 1983 Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player, born in Calw, Germany
  • 1986 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, born in Silver Spring, Maryland (d. 2009)
  • 1986 Arian Foster, American football running back (Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1987 Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player, born in Jesenice, Slovenia
  • 1987 Jon Scheyer, American-Israeli basketball player, born in Northbrook, Illinois