On This Day

May 24, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh, Maine
  • Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Royston, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestJim Barnes

Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes