On This Day

January 24, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mark Burmester, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Scott Mercier, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Harbor City, California