Birthdays in Sport on July 12

  • 1919 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Otis Crandall Davis, American 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1935 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • 1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player, born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1938 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1942 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Fremantle, Western Australia
  • 1943 Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73), born in Timaru, New Zealand
  • 1943 Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas
  • 1945 Dimitar Penev, Bulgarian soccer player and union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA), born in Mirovyane, Bulgaria
  • 1946 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), born in Fareham, Hampshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • 1949 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner and car dealer, born in Palmer Springs, Virginia
  • 1954 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
  • 1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • 1959 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1961 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1962 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • 1962 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1963 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Thierry Tulasne, French tennis star
  • 1965 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Russ Bertram, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1965 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
  • 1966 Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • 1966 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1967 Joan Pitcock, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • 1968 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • 1969 Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • 1969 Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
  • 1970 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Markus Thomas, American WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1970 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • 1971 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971 Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward California, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
  • 1972 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1977 Neil Harris, English footballer
  • 1979 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • 1980 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1982 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • 1983 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • 1983 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • 1984 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1986 JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1988 Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
  • 1991 James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer (Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Colombia national team), born in Cúcuta, Colombia