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, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), 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