Birthdays in Sport in May 1972

  • May 1 Bobby Chouinard, Manilla Phillipines, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • May 2 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • May 2 Jill Savery, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • May 2 Peter Ogilvie, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 2 Paul Adcock, English footballer
  • May 3 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 3 Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • May 3 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
  • May 4 Ethan Watts, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • May 4 Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
  • May 5 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 5 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • May 5 Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 5 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • May 5 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 5 Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 5 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • May 6 Dean Larsson, BC Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterrey Open-46th)

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May 6 Martin Brodeur, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec

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  • May 7 Chris Hayes, safety (NY Jets)
  • May 7 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 7 Vince Stewart, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 8 Chris Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Tennessee/Houston Oilers)
  • May 9 Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 9 Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • May 9 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics-92, 96)
  • May 9 Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast
  • May 10 Akili Johnson, NFL defensive back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 10 Farrell Duclair, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • May 10 Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
  • May 10 Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • May 11 Andrew Bonhomme, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 11 Hicham El-Mashtoub, NFL center (Houston Oilers)
  • May 11 Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 12 David Oaks, 100m/200m runner
  • May 12 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 13 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • May 13 Josh Heinrich, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Lions, Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 13 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • May 14 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • May 15 Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • May 15 Tirrell Greene, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • May 15 Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 16 Keith Burns, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 16 Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
  • May 17 Elena Wagner, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-GBR)
  • May 17 John Burrough, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 18 Turner Stevenson, Prince George, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 19 Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 19 Willie Brown, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks. Rhein Fire)

  • May 20 Michael Cox, Hannibal Missouri, 1.5k runner
  • May 21 Liliko Ogasawara, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • May 22 Mike Hollis, NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 22 Rich Owens, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • May 23 Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • May 23 Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • May 23 Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 23 Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 23 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • May 24 Danny Bautista, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • May 24 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
  • May 24 Tito Paul, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • May 25 Antonio Lang, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • May 25 Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
  • May 27 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 27 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • May 27 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 27 Todd Demsey, American golfer
  • May 28 Cheryl Demkowski, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 28 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • May 28 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer
  • May 29 Bill Curley, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • May 29 David Hendrix, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 29 Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • May 29 Kevin McDougal, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 30 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 30 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
  • May 30 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • May 30 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 30 Renita Farrell, Townsville Qld Aust, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • May 30 Terry Wilburn, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 31 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 31 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics-96)
  • May 31 Dave Roberts, American baseball player