On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on March 24

  • 1866 Jack McAuliffe, Irish-American boxer and undefeated World Lightweight champion (1886-93), born in Cork, Ireland, United Kingdom (d. 1937)
  • 1871 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test; Cambridge Uni, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (3 caps; Cambridge Uni), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • 1885 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08)
  • 1889 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1893 George Sisler, American Baseball HOF first baseman (AL MVP 1922; AL batting champion 1920, 22 St. Louis Browns) and manager (St. Louis Browns 1924–26), born in Manchester, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 1917 Ed Furgol, American golfer (US Open 1954), born in New York Mills, NY (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • 1931 Thelma Kalama, American 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1936 Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), born in Arequipa, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Rigby, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1943 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic silver 1960, 64)

Alan Sugar

1947 Alan Sugar, English computer manufacturer (Amstrad; chairman / part-owner Tottenham Hotspur FC 1991-2001) and television celebrity (The Apprentice), born in London, England

  • 1951 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

Pat Bradley

1951 Pat Bradley, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1981), born in Westford, Massachusetts

  • 1955 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey forward (record for most consecutive NHL games 964; Stanley Cup 1976-79 Montreal Canadiens), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • 1956 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1959 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1961 Dean Jones, Australian cricket batsman and broadcaster (52 Tests @ 46.55; 164 ODIs; Victoria), born in Coburg, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Jim Gallagher Jr, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Penny Hammel, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1962 Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Morehead City, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • 1963 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • 1963 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1965 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1967 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • 1967 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (with partner Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970 Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 1970 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1972 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • 1973 David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973 Philippe Boucher, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec
  • 1973 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer (Lyon), born in Lublin, Poland
  • 1974 Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1975 Debbie Keller, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • 1975 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (with partner John Lee), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1975 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player (Australian Open 2002), born in Linköping, Sweden
  • 1976 Danielle Garrett, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and national coach, born in Ziguinchor, Senegal
  • 1976 Aaron Brooks, American NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame), born in Newport News, Virginia

Peyton Manning

1976 Peyton Manning, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2006, 15; 5 x NFL MVP; 14 x Pro Bowl; Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1977 Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1977 Jason Dufner, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1979 Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
  • 1979 Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • 1979 Graeme Swann, English cricket spin bowler (60 Tests, 255 wickets, BB 6/65; 79 ODIs; 39 T20I; Northamptonshire CCC, Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Northampton, England
  • 1980 Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1982 Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1983 T. J. Ford, American basketball player
  • 1984 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • 1986 Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
  • 1986 Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • 1987 Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricket all-rounder (Bangaladesh 217 highest score 2017), born in Magura, Bangladesh
  • 1988 Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe