Birthdays in Sport on May 20

  • 1869 Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), born in Bray, Wicklow (d. 1942)
  • 1901 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • 1914 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), born in Leicester, England (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1927 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
  • 1931 Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1931 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1937 Dave Hill, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1938 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940 Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), born in Sokolče, Slovak Republic (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Lynn Davies, long jumper
  • 1943 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • 1944 Keith Fletcher, cricket captain (Essex & England)
  • 1946 Bakhaavaa Buidaa, Mongolia, wrestler (Olympic silver 1972) disqualified
  • 1946 Craig Patrick, NHL coach
  • 1946 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1950 Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • 1952 Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1956 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
  • 1956 Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
  • 1958 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
  • 1961 Sally Quinlan, LPGA golfer
  • 1961 Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
  • 1963 David Wells, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Torrance, California
  • 1963 Dipak Chudasama, cricketer (Kenya opening batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1964 Jeff Schwarz, American baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964 Todd Peat, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1965 Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)
  • 1965 Joe Cioe, Cranston RI, Canadian Tour golfer (NH Open-1992, 93)
  • 1965 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1966 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1966 Liselotte Neumann, Finspang Sweden, LPGA golfer (1988 US Women's Open)
  • 1967 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • 1968 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer, born in Suva, Fiji
  • 1969 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1970 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970 Missy Cress, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Burbank, California
  • 1970 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • 1970 Terrell Brandon, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1971 Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1971 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • 1971 Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • 1971 Tony Stewart, American race car driver
  • 1972 Michael Cox, Hannibal Missouri, 1.5k runner
  • 1974 Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1975 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1975 Mark Zupan, American quadriplegic rugby player
  • 1976 Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976 Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977 Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Chad Muska, American Skateboarder for Element Skateboards
  • 1980 Austin Kearns, American Baseball player
  • 1981 Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
  • 1981 Mark Winterbottom, Australian racing driver
  • 1982 Petr Čech, Czech footballer
  • 1982 Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1986 Dexter Blackstock, English footballer
  • 1993 Caroline Zhang, American figure skater