Birthdays in Sport on October 24

  • 1857 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1872 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1909 Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)
  • 1913 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer
  • 1917 Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1925 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
  • 1926 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • 1928 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959)
  • 1929 James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)
  • 1932 Johnny Lattner, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
  • 1934 Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • 1953 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1953 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1955 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
  • 1957 Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
  • 1958 Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • 1960 Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1961 Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1961 Russell Swanson, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1962 Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1963 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
  • 1964 Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1965 Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
  • 1966 F P Santangelo, outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1966 Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1967 Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
  • 1968 Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
  • 1968 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • 1968 Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Arthur Rhodes, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1969 Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Lamont Hollinquest, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Todd Riech, Polson Montana, javelin thrower
  • 1970 Walter Dunson, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Aaron Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Mike Verstegen, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Ruxandra Dragomir, Pitesti Rom, tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
  • 1972 T J Cunningham, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Pat Williams, American football player
  • 1973 Kenny Holmes, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1973 Mike Matthews, American baseball player
  • 1973 Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
  • 1974 Nathan Parks, tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Jamal Mayers, Professional Hockey Player
  • 1975 Corey Dillon, HB (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
  • 1976 Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976 Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • 1977 Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadorian football player, born in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
  • 1978 Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1980 James Killian, American football player
  • 1980 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver
  • 1982 Macay McBride, American baseball player
  • 1983 Brian Vickers, American race car driver

Person of interestWayne Rooney

1985 Wayne Rooney, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Liverpool, England

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  • 1986 John Ruddy, English footballer
  • 1987 Charlie White, American ice dancer
  • 1987 Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer