Birthdays in Sport on May 12

  • 1867 Hugh Trumble, cricket off-spinner (great Aust at turn of century)

Person of interestYogi Berra

1925 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), 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-Keller, diver (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Lakewood, 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 footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (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 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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
  • 1966 Steven Conran, Lithgow NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1967 Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1967 Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1967 Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967 Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 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 Andrew Coltart, Dumfries Scotland, Australian golfer
  • 1970 Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mike Weir, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1970 Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Todd Hallett, Shelburne Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-7-92, 96)
  • 1971 Craig Novitsky, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Tommy Johnson, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 David Oaks, 100m/200m runner
  • 1972 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Stefano Margoni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 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 player and the youngest ever All Black, 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 Thomas Odoyo, cricketer (Kenyan all-rounder 1996 World Cup)
  • 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
  • 1985 Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer
  • 1988 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva Júnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro