On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on September 24

  • 1871 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), born in Bebington, England (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), born in Vabre-Tizac, France (d. 1963)
  • 1890 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • 1894 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • 1921 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine
  • 1934 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), born in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
  • 1941 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1941 Tony Rutter, British motorcycle road racer (Formula Two World C'ship 1981-84; 7 x Isle of Man TT Races), born in Wordsley, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 "Mean" Joe Greene, American NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman, born in Temple, Texas
  • 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 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • 1962 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • 1962 Jake Phelps, American skateboarder, journalist (editor Thrasher magazine), born in San Francisco, CA (d. 2019)
  • 1964 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1966 Atul Bedade, Indian cricketer (ODI batsman), born in Bombay, India
  • 1966 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
  • 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)
  • 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 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 College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1995, Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1997-2000, Houston / Tennessee Oilers / Titans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 Matt McKeon, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Florissant, Missouri

  • 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 (Cardiff City), born in Barnet, England
  • 1988 Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player
  • 1988 Lisa Wang, American gymnast