Birthdays in Sport on May 13

  • 1856 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
  • 1878 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1907)
  • 1896 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic gold 1928, 32)
  • 1904 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)

Person of interestJoe Louis

1914 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1922 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1927 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1934 Leon Wagner, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Anthony Hide, racehorse trainer
  • 1939 Terry Dill, Forth Worth TX, PGA golfer (1992 Bank One Senior Classic)
  • 1939 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • 1944 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • 1947 David Hughes, cricketer
  • 1952 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • 1959 Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
  • 1960 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDennis Rodman

1961 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1962 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1963 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • 1964 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
  • 1965 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1968 Annette DeLuca, North Bergen NJ, LPGA golfer
  • 1968 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Lyle Mouton, American outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1970 Doug Evans, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Giuseppe Busillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1970 Mark Beaufait, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1970 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1972 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1972 Josh Heinrich, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Lions, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • 1974 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974 Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1976 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • 1977 Diane Halber, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1977 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Robby Hammock, baseball player
  • 1978 Mike Bibby, American basketball player
  • 1978 Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
  • 1978 Barry Zito, American baseball player
  • 1978 Steve Mildenhall, English football player
  • 1978 Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • 1983 Yaya TourĂ©, Ivorian footballer
  • 1985 Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Scott Sutter, Swiss footballer