Birthdays in Sport on May 12

  • 1867 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1909 Frank DeCaires, West Indian cricket batsman (3 Tests, 2 x 50; British Guiana), born in British Guiana (d. 1959)

Yogi Berra

1925 Yogi Berra, American Baseball HOF catcher, coach and manager (18 x MLB All-Star; 13 x World Series; NY Yankees; AL MVP 1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)

  • 1929 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Pat McCormick, American diver (4 x Olympic gold women's springboard & platform 1952, 56), born in Seal Beach, California
  • 1935 Felipe Alou, Dominican baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1962, 66, 68; SF Giants, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves) and manager (Montreal Expos 1992–2001, SF Giants 2003–06), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1935 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1937 Beryl Burton, British cyclist won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • 1939 Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame centre and captain (36 Tests; 3 World Cups; St. George RLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Leonard Baichan, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975), born in Rose Hall, British Guiana
  • 1950 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • 1950 Shōzō Fujii, Japanese judoka (World Champion 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1979), born in Higashikagawa, Kagawa. Japan
  • 1951 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • 1957 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Dave Christian, American NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980), born in Warroad, Minnesota
  • 1960 Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988), born in Gawler, South Australia
  • 1961 Thomas Dooley, American soccer midfielder (81 caps; FC Homburg, 1. FC Kaiserslautern), born in Bechhofen, Germany
  • 1962 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Mark Bradshaw, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Happy Camp, California
  • 1963 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver, born in Modena, Italy
  • 1964 José Casanova, Peruvian soccer midfielder (10 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1964 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Stacy Wilson, Canadian ice hockey forward and captain of Team Canada (Silver medal, Olympics 1998), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1966 Rafael Bournigal, Dominican infielder (Oakland A's), born in Azua, Dominican Republic
  • 1967 Cara Coughenour, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1967 Robert Blackmon, American defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1967 Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario
  • 1968 Mark Clark, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Bath, Illinois

Tony Hawk

1968 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

  • 1970 Andreas Hestler, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1970 Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003; 17 PGA Tour titles; first to shoot 58 2016), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mike Weir, Canadian golfer (US Masters 2003), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1970 Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Todd Hallett, Canadian rower (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tempe, Arizona
  • 1973 Travis Lutter, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (The Ultimate Fighter 4), born in Chamberlain, Dakota
  • 1974 Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)

Jonah Lomu

1975 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2015)

  • 1975 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1977 Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player (World C'ship 2006; world #2 2007-08), born in Larkhall, Scotland
  • 1977 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1978 Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter and politician, born in Ardabil, Iran
  • 1978 Josh Phelps, American baseball player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1979 Andre Carter, American football player and coach, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1979 Steve Smith, American football player, orn in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
  • 1985 Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer, born in Mechelen, Belgium
  • 1985 Tally Hall, American soccer player, born in SeaTac, Washington
  • 1988 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva Júnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1997 Frenkie de Jong, Dutch football player (Barcelona), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands
  • 2000 Sedona Prince, American basketball player (who highlighted gender inequality in US women's basketball), born in Hemet, California