Birthdays in Sport on May 29

  • 1839 Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
  • 1863 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • 1913 Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Eddy Choong, Penang, Malaysia, Chinese badminton player, (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
  • 1938 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner
  • 1939 Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
  • 1945 Martin Pipe, horse trainer
  • 1949 Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • 1950 Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
  • 1953 Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981)
  • 1958 Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
  • 1958 Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1961 Todd Boonstra, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Gerry Norquist, American professional golfer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1963 Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1965 Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1965 Emilio Sanchez, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1965 Jammo Myllys, Savonlinna FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1966 Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1967 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Karina Orum, Danish golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
  • 1967 Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Duane Young, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Wiltrud Probst, Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
  • 1971 Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
  • 1972 Bill Curley, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1972 David Hendrix, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Kevin McDougal, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Emma Johnson, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973 Etdrick Bohannon, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1973 Jason Dawe, North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1973 Malcolm Allen, Wauchope NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
  • 1974 Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
  • 1974 Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 Robyn Petroskey, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1974 Marc Gené, Spanish Formula One driver
  • 1975 Alexander Zhurik, hockey defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975 Bianca Langham, Australian field hockey fullback/halfback (Olympic-96)
  • 1975 Anthony Wall, English golfer
  • 1976 Caçapa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
  • 1977 Brent Roberts, Leesville La, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
  • 1978 Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
  • 1979 Arne Friedrich, German football player
  • 1979 John Rheinecker, Major League Baseball player
  • 1981 Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer
  • 1982 Matt Macri, American baseball player
  • 1984 Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player (New York Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York