Birthdays in Sport on July 24

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  • 1867 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1880 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • 1888 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's), born in Sevenhill, Clare, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1917 Simon Slåttvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Valnesfjord, Norway (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Hans Günter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
  • 1933 Doug Sanders, American golfer (20 PGA Tour titles), born in Cedartown, Georgia
  • 1934 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • 1935 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • 1938 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 1939 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1939 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)

  • 1947 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • 1947 Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever), born in Sialkot, Punjab
  • 1953 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1954 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • 1955 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1959 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1961 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • 1962 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1963 Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
  • 1963 Karl Malone, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Summeerfield, Louisiana

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1964 Barry Bonds, American baseball left fielder (MLB home-run record [762], 7 x NL MVP), born in Riverside, California

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  • 1964 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1965 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966 Martin Keown, English footballer
  • 1968 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1969 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • 1970 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1971 Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • 1972 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1974 Steve Bornhoeft, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in LaGrange, Illinois
  • 1975 Gloria Pizzichini, Italian tennis star
  • 1975 Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
  • 1976 Anita Nall, American breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1976 Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1976 Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • 1977 Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1977 Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
  • 1979 Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
  • 1979 Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
  • 1979 José Valverde, American baseball player
  • 1980 Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • 1982 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1985 Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater