On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in May 1914

  • May 1 John Henry Lewis, American boxer (World Light-Heavyweight champion 1935-38), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 1974)
  • May 2 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1990)

Person of interestJoe Louis

May 13 Joe Louis, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • May 15 Walter "Turk" Broda, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, 5x Stanley Cup, 2x Vezina Trophy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1935-51), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1972)
  • May 19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)

About May 1914

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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