Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest basketballer to play the game.
The mercurial talent led Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles between 1991 to 1998 and the No.23 also won numerous MVP and All-Star awards.
Jordan retired from the game in 2003 after two seasons at the Washington Wizards.
The 54-year-old is the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Other sport stars born on this day
1984 – AB de Villiers, South Africa batsman, captain, scorer of the fastest ODI century, known as Mr 360.
1982 – Adriano – Former Brazil, Inter Milan and Roma striker.
1993 – Marc Marquez, Spain’s three-time Moto GP World Championship winner.
1975 – Julian Golding, Britain’s former Commonwealth 200 metres champion.
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