Birthdays in Sport on May 28

  • 1851 Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • 1862 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)

Person of interestJim Thorpe

1887 Jim Thorpe, American all-round athlete (2 gold Olympics 1912, College, Pro Football Halls of Fame), born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1896 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
  • 1909 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • 1922 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • 1931 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)

Person of interestJerry West

1938 Jerry West, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard, executive (LA Lakers, 14-time NBA All Star), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1943 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • 1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1948 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • 1955 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)

  • 1956 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • 1957 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • 1960 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • 1963 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • 1964 Beth Herr, tennis star, born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1964 Mark MacKay, Brandon GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1964 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1965 Catherine Tanvier, French tennis star
  • 1965 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1965 Michael Charles Brisky, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1966 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • 1967 Glen Rice, NBA guard and forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1967 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Char Thompson, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Bob Meeks, WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Ben Williams, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1970 David Roberts, Alameda California, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Jason Belser, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Jeff Gove, American PGA golfer, born in Seattle, Washington

  • 1971 Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Cheryl Demkowski, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1972 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • 1972 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1973 Pat Peake, NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1973 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1975 Mike Fisher, Naperville Ill, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1976 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • 1976 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • 1979 Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
  • 1979 Ronald Curry, American football player
  • 1980 Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • 1983 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1986 Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • 1986 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • 1986 Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss
  • 1988 David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991 Alexandre Lacazette, French soccer player, born in Lyon, France