Birthdays in Sport on January 24

  • 1898 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1912 Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
  • 1916 Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • 1916 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Neil Franklin, soccer star
  • 1935 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
  • 1954 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1955 James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
  • 1958 Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
  • 1958 Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • 1961 William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
  • 1962 Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
  • 1963 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • 1964 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1965 Ross MacDonald, star sailor (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966 Kim Saiki, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1966 Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967 Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe California, 10k runner
  • 1968 Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
  • 1968 Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont WV, gymnist (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)
  • 1968 Ross Powell, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Scott Mercier, Harbor City California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
  • 1970 Chris Bartolone, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1971 Cory Bailey, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Joe Panos, NFL guard/center (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 John Reece, WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • 1973 Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • 1973 Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1974 Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1975 Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1976 Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz, 1994 World Champs-4th)
  • 1976 Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977 Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
  • 1980 Rocky Boiman, American football player
  • 1981 Travis Hanson, American baseball player
  • 1983 Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • 1984 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • 1987 Luis Suárez, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Uruguay national team), born in Salto, Uruguay