Birthdays in Sport on December 18

Person of interestTy Cobb

1886 Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, born in Narrows, Georgia (d. 1961)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1907 Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Eric Tindall, cricketer (All Black rep who kept wicket in 5 Tests)
  • 1910 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • 1913 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italian fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
  • 1929 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • 1930 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
  • 1939 Sandro Lopopolia, Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1940 Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
  • 1945 Carolyn Wood, American 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1946 Hubie Green, PGA golfer (US Open 1977), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1961 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1961 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • 1963 Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • 1963 Lori McNeil, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 Karl Dorrell, American football coach
  • 1964 Don Beebe, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1965 Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
  • 1965 Brian Walton, points race cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1965 Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1966 Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Patricia Neder, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1992 & 1996), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1966 Terry Phelps, American tennis player, born in Larchmont, New York
  • 1967 Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1967 Charles Christopher Rymer, Cleveland TN, PGA golfer (1995 Shell-3rd)
  • 1967 Dan McGwire, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967 Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
  • 1968 Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Joanne Mills, Australian golfer (T25 Holden 1994 Women's Aust Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969 Joe Randa, infielder (KC Royals), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1969 Keith Piper, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A wicketkeeper)
  • 1969 Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 T C Wright, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
  • 1969 Justin Edinburgh, English footballer
  • 1970 Lucious Harris, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1971 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Barcelona, tennis star (Olympic silver/bronze-92)
  • 1971 Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Joe Dziedzic, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Markus Finke, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1972 Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1972 Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1973 Jason Williams, Gonzales LA, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1973 Keith Washington, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 Peter Boulware, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1975 Michael Barry, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977 José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 Naomi Lang, Arcata California, dance skater (& Peter Tchernyshev)
  • 1978 Ali Curtis, American soccer player
  • 1979 Carlos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1983 Darren Carter, English footballer
  • 1987 Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater
  • 1987 Fernando Jara, Panamanian-American jockey