Birthdays in Sport in May 1938

About May 1938

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • May 7 Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • May 8 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • May 10 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 10 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • May 20 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 24 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • May 25 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestJerry West

May 28 Jerry West, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard, executive (LA Lakers, 14-time NBA All Star), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • May 29 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner