On This Day

February 24, 1940 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
  • John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), born in Ilford, England (d. 2006)
  • Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 100kg 1972), born in Vi┼čani, Romania (d. 2013)