Birthdays in Sport on May 5

  • 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, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1900 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1904 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • 1911 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • 1917 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • 1919 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • 1939 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1941 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
  • 1943 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1944 Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1954 John Greg Adams, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1964 Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)

  • 1964 Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1965 Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1966 Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967 Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Charles Nagy, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1968 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1968 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Robert "Bob" Burns, American PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th), born in Mission Hills, California
  • 1968 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • 1969 Bryan Ivie, volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
  • 1970 Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Juan Acevedo, baseball player
  • 1971 Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971 Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1971 Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • 1972 Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1972 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • 1973 Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1973 Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1974 Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1976 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Juan Pablo SorĂ­n, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Tiffany Roberts, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Petaluma, California
  • 1978 Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer
  • 1980 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer
  • 1980 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1981 Chris Duncan, baseball player
  • 1982 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • 1982 Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
  • 1985 Terrence Wheatley, American Football player
  • 1985 P. J. Tucker, American basketball player