On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in May 1957

  • May 1 Rick Darling, Australian cricket batsman (14 Tests, top score 91; 18 ODIs), born in Walkerie, Australia
  • May 3 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 4 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • May 7 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 8 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestBill Cowher

May 8 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • May 9 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, American long distance athlete (Olympic gold, marathon 1984; WR 1980, 82; Boston Marathon 1979, 83), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • May 17 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • May 19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • May 21 Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984)
  • May 21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
  • May 27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • May 27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • May 28 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • May 28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • May 31 Jim Craig, American hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts

About May 1957

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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