On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on May 10

  • 1850 Thomas Lipton, Scottish yachtsman (5-time America's Cup challenger) and tea merchant (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1931)
  • 1867 Jim Kelly, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905), born in Port Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1868 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1897 Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
  • 1903 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • 1923 Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (Minnesota Twins 1962-2006; Ford C. Frick Award 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Mike Souchak, American golfer (15 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1959, 61), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)

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1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1934 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • 1937 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1938 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • 1941 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1942 Jim Calhoun, American College Basketball & Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Men's NCAA National C'ship 1999, 2004, 11; UConn; University of Saint Joseph), born in Braintree, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield

  • 1943 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1957 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1959 Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
  • 1960 Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • 1960 Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • 1961 Blyth Tait, England, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1961 Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and coach (Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1962 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • 1962 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1965 Mike Butcher, baseball player
  • 1965 Rony Seikaly, NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1965 Todd Kalis, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • 1966 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1967 Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1968 Julie Smith, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendora, California
  • 1969 Curtis Whitley, NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)

  • 1969 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1971 Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Eric Stock, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1971 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • 1972 Farrell Duclair, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
  • 1972 Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • 1973 Jerome Williams, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1973 Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
  • 1973 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
  • 1974 Grant Williams, American former NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1974 Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
  • 1975 Adam Deadmarsh, Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1976 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1977 Amanda Borden, gymnast (World silver 94, Olympic gold 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1977 Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
  • 1977 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
  • 1981 Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
  • 1984 Edward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1985 Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian football (soccer) player
  • 1995 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California