Birthdays in Sport on March 12

  • 1880 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • 1904 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • 1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1913 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • 1918 James Bracken, race horse trainer
  • 1923 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Oly-gold-1952), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
  • 1926 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1935 John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • 1938 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • 1938 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • 1940 Albert Johanneson, soccer star
  • 1942 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
  • 1949 Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1950 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • 1950 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • 1956 Dale Murphy, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)

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1962 Darryl Strawberry, baseball right fielder (Mets, Dodgers, Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 1962 Gunde Svan, Swedish long jumper (Olympics-gold-1984, 88)
  • 1963 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1963 John Andretti, race car driver
  • 1963 Paul Way, British golfer
  • 1963 Ian Holloway, English football manager
  • 1965 Fran Harris, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • 1965 Molly Van Nostrand, West lslip NY, tennis star
  • 1965 Randy Dixon, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1965 Steve Finley, MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965 Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player
  • 1965 Steve Levy, American sports journalist
  • 1966 Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966 Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
  • 1966 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1966 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
  • 1967 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • 1967 Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
  • 1968 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
  • 1969 J P Izquierdo, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1969 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Rex Walters, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
  • 1970 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1970 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
  • 1971 Greg Hansell, Bellflower CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1971 Isaiah Rider, American NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1973 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • 1974 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1978 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1978 Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • 1979 Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1980 Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player
  • 1982 Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
  • 1982 Zach Miner, American baseball player
  • 1985 Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • 1985 Tosh Townend, American skateboarder
  • 1990 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • 1990 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California