Birthdays in Sport on May 30

  • 1878 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1882 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • 1895 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • 1909 George Headley, cricketer, Panama (all-time great WI batsman)
  • 1910 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1934 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer
  • 1937 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • 1939 Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver

Person of interestGale Sayers

1943 Gale Sayers, NFL Running Back (Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 1947 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer, (Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec
  • 1949 Bob Willis, cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
  • 1949 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • 1955 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas
  • 1957 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1962 Jan Gunnarsson, Swedish tennis star
  • 1962 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
  • 1965 Tyronne Stowe, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1966 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • 1967 Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1968 Jerry Springer, Canadian Tour golfer, born in White Plains, New York
  • 1970 Audrey Wooding, LPGA golfer
  • 1970 Sam Rogers, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1971 Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
  • 1972 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Renita Farrell, Townsville Qld Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Terry Wilburn, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Jennifer Darst, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973 Steve Charbonneau, CFL defensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1974 David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974 Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer
  • 1976 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player
  • 1977 Akw√°, Angolan footballer
  • 1979 Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Steven Gerrard, English footballer
  • 1981 Andrey Arshavin, Russian Footballer
  • 1981 Gianmaria Bruni, Italian racing driver
  • 1981 Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1984 Jordan Palmer, American football player