Birthdays in Sport on September 24

  • 1871 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (5-time Wimbledon singles champion), born in Bebington, England (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1890 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1894 Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
  • 1921 Jim McKay, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1924 Simpson Guillen, cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ)
  • 1924 Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
  • 1934 John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)
  • 1934 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1941 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 "Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman
  • 1946 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • 1950 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 1951 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961 Dillard Pruitt, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1961 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • 1962 Arden Knoll, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1962 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • 1964 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1966 Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- )
  • 1966 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1967 Chris Swan, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1969 Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Jeanette Kollasch, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970 Kristin Talbot, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Schuylerville New York
  • 1970 Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1970 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Jeff Hill, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973 Eddie George, American football player
  • 1974 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1976 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
  • 1977 Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
  • 1978 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • 1979 Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
  • 1980 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • 1980 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver
  • 1981 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player
  • 1981 Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver
  • 1982 Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 1983 Randy Foye, American basketball player
  • 1987 Matthew Connolly, English footballer
  • 1988 Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player
  • 1988 Lisa Wang, American gymnast