On This Day

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)

Person of interestYogi Berra

1925 Yogi Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1929 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1930 Pat McCormick, American diver (4 x Olympic gold women's springboard & platform 1952, 56), born in Seal Beach, California
  • 1935 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1937 Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • 1939 Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame centre and captain (36 Tests; 3 World Cup; St. George), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Leonard Baichan, cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975)
  • 1950 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • 1951 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • 1961 Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
  • 1962 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York

  • 1962 Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  • 1964 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Rafael Bournigal, 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, 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, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Hawk

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

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk
  • 1970 Andreas Hestler, 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
  • 1971 Craig Novitsky, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Travis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (The Ultimate Fighter 4),born in Chamberlain, Dakota
  • 1974 Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestJonah Lomu

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

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1977 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1977 Graeme Dott, British snooker player
  • 1978 Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter
  • 1978 Josh Phelps, American baseball player
  • 1979 Andre Carter, American football player
  • 1979 Steve Smith, American football player
  • 1983 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
  • 1985 Tally Hall, American soccer player,born in SeaTac, Washington
  • 1985 Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer,born in Mechelen, Belgium
  • 1988 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva Júnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro