Birthdays in Sport in May 1904

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), born in Donnington Wood, Telford (d. 1986)
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 27 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)

About May 1904

How Old? 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)