Birthdays in Sport on May 5

  • May
  • 1883 Charles "Chief" Bender, American MLB pitcher and only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame (Philadelphia Athletics), born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota (d. 1954)
  • 1889 Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI), born in Durban, Colony of Natal (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924), born in Clinton County, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), born in Donnington Wood, Telford (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), born in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), born in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Collie Smith, West Indies cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1959)
  • 1939 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1941 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1943 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1944 Bo Larsson, Swedish football striker, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1964 Heike Henkel, German world record indoor high jumper (Olympic gold 1992), born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1964 Ulrich Wilson, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

  • 1965 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1966 Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1967 Brad Baxter, American NFL fullback (NY Jets), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • 1967 Charles Nagy, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1968 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1968 Tim Neilsen, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991), born in Forest Gate, London, England
  • 1969 Bryan Ivie, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
  • 1970 Harold Nash, American CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970 LaPhonso Ellis, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1970 Juan Acevedo, Mexican baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • 1971 Harold Miner, American NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1971 Ken Brown, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1972 Barrett Brooks, American NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 Mikael Renberg, Swedish NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • 1972 Ronald Snook, Australian rower (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
  • 1972 Rushia Brown, American WNBA forward & center (Cleveland Rockers), born in New York
  • 1972 Travis Jervey, American NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1972 Žigmund Pálffy, Slovak NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia
  • 1972 James Cracknell, British rowing champion (Olympic gold 2000, 04), born in Sutton, London
  • 1973 Johan Hedberg, Swedish ice hockey coach and goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • 1973 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 Muhsin Muhammad, American football wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1974 Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver (winner of the 24-hour Le Mans race 2004), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1976 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer, born in Korydallos, Greece
  • 1976 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer (Argentine national team FIFA World Cups), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1977 Tiffany Roberts, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Petaluma, California
  • 1978 Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer, born in Suresnes, France
  • 1980 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer (Israel national team captain), born in Dimona, Israel
  • 1980 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1981 Chris Duncan, American baseball player, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1982 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 1982 Randall Gay, American NFL player (New Orleans Saints), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1982 Jay Bothroyd, English footballer (striker for J1 League club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo), born in London
  • 1983 Scott Ware, American footballer (Indianapolis Colts), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1985 Terrence Wheatley, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1985 P. J. Tucker, American basketball player (Houston Rockets), born in Raleigh, North Carolina