Birthdays in Sport on June 12

  • 1861 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), born in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1905 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1927 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 50s), born in Mosman, Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1930 Donald Byrne, American chess player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1930 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver, born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Ada'a, Oromo, Ethiopia (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Geoff Griffin, South African cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960), born in Greytown, Natal Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1947 Ron Freeman, American athlete, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1948 Norbert Phillip, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s), born in Bioche, Dominica
  • 1948 Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver, born in Zell am Ziller, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1949 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • 1951 Dean Unruh, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • 1952 Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany
  • 1956 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • 1957 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1959 Jalal-ud-din, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1959 Steve Bauer, Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84, 96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1960 Mark Calcavecchia, American professional golfer (1987 Honda Classic), born in Laurel, Nebraska
  • 1961 Rod Latham, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1963 Philippa June Baker, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 1963 Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Peter Such, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1964 Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver, born in Dublin
  • 1965 Gwen Torrence, Lithonia GA, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1967 Neil Maxwell, cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW)
  • 1968 Patty Armstrong, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1968 Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1969 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1969 Mathieu Schneider, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970 Lee Mayberry, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1971 Florencia Labat, tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971 Iwan Tomasz, soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord)
  • 1971 Mark Henry, Silsbee TX, 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlift (Olympic 14th-92, 96)
  • 1971 Phillip Bobo, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Ryan Klesko, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • 1971 Stephanie Thater, Kirkwood Mo, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Thomas Bailey, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Inger Miller, 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
  • 1972 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC)
  • 1972 Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Jason Caffey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1973 Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV)
  • 1973 Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Kerry Kittles, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1974 Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • 1975 Ryan Tucker, NFL center (St Louis Rams)
  • 1975 Scott Ferrier, Australia, high jumper/decathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
  • 1977 Andrea Schwartz, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1979 Dallas Clark, American football player
  • 1980 Larry Foote, American football player
  • 1980 Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player
  • 1982 Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • 1982 Jason David, American football player
  • 1983 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
  • 1983 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
  • 1985 Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
  • 1992 Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian football player