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 Lorenzo "Yogi" Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18X MLB All-Star; 13X World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, 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, 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 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 Cup; St. George), 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
  • 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, German-American Soccer Player
  • 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 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 José Casanova, Peruvian soccer midfielder (10 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1965 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, 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

Person of interestTony Hawk

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

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk
  • 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)
  • 1975 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Person of interestJonah Lomu

1975 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland, New Zealand (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, Scottish snooker player, born in Larkhall, Scotland
  • 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 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, Brazil