On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in May 1969

  • May 2 Brian Lara, West Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (131 Tests; WR Test score 400no 2004; 11,953 runs @ 52.88; 34 x 100; 299 ODIs), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • May 2 Glen Young, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • May 3 Karen Kraft, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Mateo, California
  • May 4 Micah Aivazoff, Armenian-descent Canadian ice hockey player, born in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 5 Bryan Ivie, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
  • May 6 Mark Thomas, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)
  • May 6 Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
  • May 7 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player (11 x WTA titles; World #6 1990), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • May 7 Melanie Valerio, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 8 Brad Culpepper, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 8 Duane Forde, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • May 8 Swift Burch, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 8 Akebono Taro, sumo wrestler
  • May 9 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 9 Renn Crichlow, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 10 Curtis Whitley, NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)

  • May 10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • May 10 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 11 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
  • May 13 Lyle Mouton, American outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Lafayette, Louisiana

Person of interestEmmitt Smith

May 15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL Running Back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • May 15 Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • May 15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
  • May 16 Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • May 17 Aaron Ruffin, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • May 17 Craig Erickson, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
  • May 17 Ujesh Ranchod, cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)
  • May 19 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 19 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • May 19 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • May 20 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • May 21 Reid Simpson, Canadian NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Flin Flon, Canada
  • May 21 Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • May 23 Pat Hurst, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998), born in San Leandro, California
  • May 23 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
  • May 24 Martin McCague, England team cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94), born in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • May 27 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 27 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 27 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • May 27 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 28 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Juliet Haslam, Australian hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide

About May 1969

How Old? 51 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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