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, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), born in Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • 1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket 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)
  • 1940 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
  • 1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
  • 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
  • 1956 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • 1959 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
  • 1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)

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 David Guillory, jockey

  • 1960 Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1960 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • 1965 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • 1965 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 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 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Tim Salmon, outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Christian Ruud, tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1972 Ian Moran, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Kurt Miller, 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, linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 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 Melissa McElroy, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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