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, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
  • 1910 Lennox Brown, cricketer (South African leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1911 Joe "Ducky" Medwick, American baseball player, born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1918 Roley Jenkins, cricketer (English leg-spinner 1948-52)
  • 1930 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1930 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • 1930 Bob Friend, baseball player
  • 1930 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)

Person of interestOscar Robertson

1938 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 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, commissioner (NFL)
  • 1943 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • 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, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • 1952 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)

Person of interestIan Botham

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

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1955 Scott Mabon Hoch, PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1958 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • 1961 Carl Sundquist, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1962 Randy Velarde, Midland TX, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 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 Dave Hansen, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968 Dave Jukes, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Kawartha Lakes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 B├╝lent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
  • 1969 Romesh Kaluwitharana, cricket (big-hit SL batsman, ton on Test debut)
  • 1970 Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Chris Hall, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970 Jason Jacome, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1970 Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete
  • 1970 Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1970 Nancy Mason, Belleville Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
  • 1971 Keith Primeau, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner
  • 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)
  • 1973 Kendel Shello, DL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 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, Hatian soccer player