Birthdays in Sport in May 1972

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Bobby Chouinard, baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Phillipines
  • May 2 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • May 2 Jill Savery, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • May 2 Peter Ogilvie, Canadian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 2 Paul Adcock, English footballer, born in Ilminster, England
  • May 3 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne
  • May 3 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Russian ice hockey NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings), born in Voskresensk, Russia
  • May 4 Ethan Watts, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Gretchen Ulion, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marlborough, Connecticut
  • May 5 Barrett Brooks, American NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 5 Mikael Renberg, Swedish NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • May 5 Ronald Snook, Australian rower (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
  • May 5 Rushia Brown, American WNBA forward & center (Cleveland Rockers), born in New York
  • May 5 Travis Jervey, American NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • May 5 Žigmund Pálffy, Slovak NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia
  • May 5 James Cracknell, British rowing champion (Olympic gold 2000, 04), born in Sutton, London

Person of interestMartin Brodeur

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

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 7 Chris Hayes, safety (NY Jets)
  • May 7 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 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 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • May 9 Daniela Silivaș, Romanian gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1988), born in Deva, Romania
  • 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 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 Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
  • May 13 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • May 13 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • May 14 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • May 15 Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • May 15 Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 16 Keith Burns, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Greeleyville, South Carolina
  • 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 20 Michael Cox, Hannibal Missouri, 1.5k runner
  • May 21 Liliko Ogasawara, middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), 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, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 24 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Austrian tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 24 Tito Paul, American NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kissimmee, Florida
  • May 24 Viktor Ujčík, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
  • May 25 Antonio Lang, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • May 25 Tony Ronaldson, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 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 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 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 (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 John Godina, American shot putter (World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 01; Olympic silver 1996), born in Fort Still, Oklahoma
  • May 31 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 31 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Dave Roberts, American baseball player

About May 1972

How Old? 47 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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