On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on May 27

  • 1852 Billy Barnes, English cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1899)
  • 1863 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), born in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire (d. 1921)
  • 1870 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age), born in Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire, England (d. 1933)
  • 1887 Frank Woolley, English cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder), born in Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Walt Kiesling, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (NFL 1920s All-Decade Team; First-team All-Pro 1929, 30, 32; Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears) and coach (Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • 1904 ChÅ«hei Nambu, Japanese track and field athlete (Olympic gold 1932), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Alex Brown, English snooker player, born in London (d. 1995)

Person of interestSam Snead

1912 Sam Snead, American golfer (7 PGA Tour major titles; US Masters 1949, 52, 54), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1912 Terry Moore, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Vernon, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1942 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1947 Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljan, FPR Yugoslavia
  • 1951 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • 1954 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1972)
  • 1954 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • 1955 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)

  • 1957 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • 1957 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • 1960 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • 1961 Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976, 84, 88)
  • 1961 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • 1962 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • 1962 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

Person of interestPat Cash

1965 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • 1966 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1966 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1967 Chin Yang, Laos-born American jockey
  • 1967 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967 Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
  • 1968 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • 1968 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1969 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • 1969 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Michael Blackburn, Australian laser sailor (Olympic bronze 2000), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Todd Collins, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
  • 1971 Corey Beck, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1971 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1972 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • 1972 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 Danny Wuerffel, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1996, U of Florida; NFL: New Orleans Saints), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1975 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • 1976 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1977 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • 1977 Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978 Adin Brown, American soccer player
  • 1979 Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
  • 1980 Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1981 Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Miloy, Angolan footballer
  • 1981 Fivos Constantinou, Cypriot distance runner
  • 1983 Bobby Convey, American soccer player
  • 1985 Chien-Ming Chiang, Taiwanese baseball player
  • 1990 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater
  • 1991 Beauden Barrett, New Zealand rugby union utility back (83 caps; World Male Rugby Player of the Year 2016, 17; Hurricanes 125 games), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • 1996 Minjee Lee, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2017 3rd, 5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Perth, West Australia