On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on January 24

  • 1898 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1912 Ken Weekes, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests, top score 137; first Test cricketer born in US), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Vic Stollmeyer, West Indian cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster, born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Neil Franklin, English footballer, born in Shelton, Staffordshire (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Maria Piątkowskacka, Polish athlete (WR 4 x 100m relay 1964), born in Goleni, Moldova (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1935 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer, born in St Helens, United Kingdom (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Gyula Torok, Hungarian boxer (Oly Gold 1960), born in Kispest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer striker (14 caps; Lazio, NY Cosmos), born in Carrara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Masashi 'Jumbo' Ozaki, Japanese golfer (record 94 Japan Tour titles), born in Kaifu District, Tokushima
  • 1954 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1986)
  • 1955 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1958 Frank Ullrich, German world biathlon champion, born in Trusetal, Germany
  • 1958 Neil Allen, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Kansas

  • 1961 William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete, born in Leuven, Belgium
  • 1963 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player, born in Halifax, United Kingdom
  • 1963 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer, born in Sittard, Netherlands
  • 1964 Rob Dibble, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1965 Ross MacDonald, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in British Columbia, Canada
  • 1966 Mike Forgeron, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Main-a-dieu, Canada
  • 1967 Chris Warren, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Shannon Butler, American 10k runner, born in South Lake Tahoe, California
  • 1968 Mark Burmester, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1968 Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1968 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1968 Scott Mercier, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Harbor City, California
  • 1969 Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Port Kembla, New South Wales
  • 1971 Cory Bailey, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Marion, Illinois
  • 1971 Joe Panos, American football offensive lineman (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • 1972 Jay Walker, American football quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Salima Davidson, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Shannon Garrett, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • 1973 Erik Gervais, Canadian kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Valleyfield, Quebec
  • 1974 Tim Biakabutuka, American football running back (Carolina Panthers), born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 1975 Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer, born in Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
  • 1976 Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz, 1994 World Champs-4th), born in Chatham-Kent, Canada
  • 1976 Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist, born in Veurne, Belgium
  • 1977 Lenka Cenkova, Czech tennis player (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER), born in Trinec, Czechia
  • 1980 Rocky Boiman, American football player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1981 Travis Hanson, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1983 Shaun Maloney, Scottish soccer midfielder (47 caps; Celtic), born in Miri, Malaysia
  • 1983 Scott Speed, American race car driver, born in Manteca, California
  • 1984 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas

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1987 Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player (Barcelona, Uruguay national team), born in Salto, Uruguay

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