Birthdays in Sport on November 24

  • 1806 William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)
  • 1874 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for England), born in Summerbridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Lennox Brown, South African cricketer (South African leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • 1911 Joe Medwick, American Baseball HOF left fielder (World Series 1934, Triple Crown & NL MVP 1937 St. Louis Cardinals; 10 x MLB All Star), born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), born in Worcester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 1930 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1930 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • 1930 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Bill Squires, American track & field coach (Greater Boston Track Club: Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, Greg Meyer; Boston State College 1965-78), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 2022)
  • 1932 Fred Titmus, English cricket all-rounder (53 Tests, 153 wickets, 10 x 50s; Middlesex), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Brian Kan, Chinese thoroughbred horse trainer (5 x Hong Kong champion trainer; 5 x HK Derby winners), born in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong (d. 2022)

Oscar RobertsonOscar Robertson (84 years old)

1938 American NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

  • 1938 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • 1939 Jim Northrup, baseball player
  • 1939 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1940 Paul Tagliabue, American NFL commissioner, born in Jersey City, Jersey
  • 1943 Barry Milburn, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 8 dismissals; Otago CA), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1943 Dave Bing, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (7-time NBA All Star), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), born in Grandrieu, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • 1946 Jimmy Collins, American basketball shooting guard (Chicago Bulls) and coach (University of Illinois, Chicago 1996-2010), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • 1948 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • 1951 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • 1952 Brijesh Patel, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests, 1 x 100; Karnataka, Wellington CA), born in Baroda, India
  • 1952 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)

Ian BothamIan Botham (67 years old)

1955 England cricket captain, all-rounder (102 Tests, 5,200 runs, 383 wickets), born in Heswall, England

  • 1955 Jerry Holland, Irish rugby union lock (3 Tests; Munster RUFC) and coach (Munster RUFC 1994-97), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 2022)
  • 1955 Scott Hoch, American golfer (US Masters 1989 runner-up, Ryder Cup 1997, 2002), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1958 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • 1961 Carl Sundquist, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1965 Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
  • 1967 Al Martin, Covina CA, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1967 Ben McDonald, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1967 Cal Eldred, baseball player
  • 1968 Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
  • 1968 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Romesh Kaluwitharana, cricket (big-hit SL batsman, ton on Test debut)
  • 1970 Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970 Jason Jacome, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1970 Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 John Velasquez, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 2011, 17, 20; Belmont Stakes 2007, 12), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • 1971 Keith Primeau, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Barry Potomski, Windsor, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1972 Fred Brathwaite, NHL goalie (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Donny Brady, defensive back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1976 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympic bronze 94)
  • 1982 Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby league footballer
  • 1983 Dean Ashton, English footballer
  • 1989 Johnny Exantus, Haitian soccer player