Birthdays in Sport in May 1951

  • May 1 Gordon Greenidge, West Indies cricket opening batsman (19 Test centuries 1974-91), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • May 11 Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • May 12 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • May 18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • May 27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool