Birthdays in Sport on May 24

  • 1895 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (French C'ships 1925-26, Wimbledon 1919-23, 25), born in Paris, France (d. 1938)
  • 1900 Lionel Conacher "The Big Train", Canadian athlete and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1954)
  • 1901 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (Uruguay national team captain for FIFA 1930), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1913 Audrey Brown, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Willi Daume, German olympic organizer, born in Hückeswagen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's) (d. 2016)
  • 1927 John Kelly Jr, American sculler (Olympic bronze 1956) and brother of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1933 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), born in Dudhani, Maharashtra (d. 1999)
  • 1938 Glen Hall, South African cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964), born in Pretoria, Transvaal (d. 1987)
  • 1942 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1946 Irina Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1950 Jo Ann Washam, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Auburn, Washington
  • 1955 Thad Ackel, American racehorse trainer
  • 1960 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)

  • 1962 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • 1962 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Horace Holden Jr., American slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 Joe Dumars, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Detroit Pistons; 6-time NBA All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1963 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach, born in Grant Town, West Virginia
  • 1963 Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1964 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic gold 1988), born in Bradford, England
  • 1964 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1964 Pat Verbeek, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1965 Chris Jorgis, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1966 Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Royston, Georgia
  • 1966 Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • 1966 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh, Maine
  • 1967 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969 Martin McCague, England team cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94), born in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • 1970 Jeff Zgonina, American NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Nick Castaneda, American pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1971 Paul Ragusa, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Bülach, Switzerland
  • 1971 Troy Barnett, American NFL defensive end (NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1972 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Austrian tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1972 Tito Paul, American NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kissimmee, Florida
  • 1972 Viktor Ujčík, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia

  • 1973 Ville Peltonen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • 1973 Karim Alami, Moroccan tennis star, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1974 Ace Custis, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Eastville, Virginia
  • 1974 Marcus Coleman, American football defensive back (NY Jets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974 Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • 1974 Natalie Neaton, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1974 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player, born in Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
  • 1975 Katie King-Crowley, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Salem, New Hampshire
  • 1975 Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer (Greece national team), born in Ampelonas, Greece
  • 1975 Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater (Olympic gold 1998, 2002), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
  • 1976 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 1978 Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Brad Penny, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Blackwell, Oklahoma
  • 1978 Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player, born in Tolfta, Sweden
  • 1979 Tracy McGrady, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors), born in Bartow, Florida
  • 1981 Shelby Lyons, American pairs skater (& Wells-1995 Midwest champ), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1982 Bill Haas, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1982 Issah Ahmed, Ghanaian football player, born in Dawu, Ghana
  • 1984 Brodney Pool, American football player (Cleveland Browns), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1985 Tim Bridgman, British racing driver, born in Harlow, England
  • 1987 Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player, born in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, Canada
  • 1990 Joey Logano, American racecar driver, born in Middletown, Connecticut