On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in May 1950

  • May 1 Marina Stepanova, Russian athlete (3-time 400m hurdles WR; first woman to run sub 53s; 52.94s 1986), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • May 1 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (62 caps; Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 7 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas
  • May 9 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
  • May 12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • May 18 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • May 23 Aleksandr Klepikov, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union coxed four 1976), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2021)
  • May 24 Jo Ann Washam, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Auburn, Washington
  • May 29 Talat Ali, Pakistani cricket batsman (Pakistan 10 Tests), born in Lahore, Punjab

About May 1950

How Old? 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)