On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in May 1918

  • May 3 Ted Bates, English former footballer, born in Thetford, England (d. 2003)
  • May 14 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • May 16 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)

Person of interestFlorence Chadwick

May 19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • May 23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • May 25 Peder Lunde Sr., Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic silver 1952), born in Nordstrand, Norway (d. 2009)
  • May 26 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (NBA light heavyweight title 1941), born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 1985)

About May 1918

How Old? 102 or 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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