On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on May 14

  • 1878 James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Ed Walsh, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1906; no-hitter 1911; MLB record 1.82 career ERA; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS 1924), born in Plains Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1890 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Earle Combs, American Baseball HOF center fielder (9 × World Series 1927, 28, 32, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
  • 1918 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • 1927 Shirley Spork, American golfer and administrator (co-founder LPGA; Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1962), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2022)
  • 1929 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • 1929 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1933 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • 1937 Dick Howser, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star All-Star 1961, 61²; KC A's) and manager (World Series 1977, 78 NY Yankees; KC Royals 1985), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1987)
  • 1940 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), born in Dailly, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • 1942 Tony Pérez, Cuban Baseball HOF infielder (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1975, 76 Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Cincinnati Reds 1993, Florida Marlins 2001), born in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
  • 1942 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa
  • 1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, American MLB pitcher, 1972-84 (Cleveland Indians; New York Yankees and 3 other teams), and executive (Asst GM, San Francisco Giants), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948 Bob Woolmer, English cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), born in Kanpur, India (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist, born in Eckmannshausen, West Germany
  • 1955 Peter Kirsten, South African cricket batsman and coach (12 Tests, top score 104; 40 ODIs), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

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1955 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

  • 1958 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • 1959 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • 1960 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, Golf Channel), born in Auckland, NZ
  • 1960 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 2009)
  • 1961 Alain Vigneault, Canadian NHL ice hockey coach, since 1997 (New York Rangers, 2013-18; Philadelphia Flyers, 2019-present; and two other teams), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1963 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • 1965 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympic bronze 1992/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1967 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Tony Siragusa, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 2000 Baltimore Ravens; Indianapolis Colts) and broadcaster (Fox, The Sopranos, Man Caves), born in Kenilworth, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • 1967 Valeria Marini, Italian sports commentator (Italian Soccer), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1969 Sabine Schmitz, German professional motor racing driver, and television personality (Top Gear), born in n Adenau, West Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1972 Chad Cascadden, American NFL linebacker, 1995-99 (New York Jets), s), Two Rivers, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1973 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • 1974 Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1975 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer
  • 1976 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1976 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • 1977 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • 1977 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Roy Halladay, American Baseball HOF pitcher (8 x MLB All-Star, Cy Young Award 2003, 10; perfect game 2010; postseason no-hitter 2010; Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Denver Colorado (d. 2017)
  • 1978 Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1978 André Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • 1978 Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978 Eddie House, American basketball player
  • 1978 Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • 1979 Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (50 caps; LDU Quito, Al-Sadd), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • 1979 Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer
  • 1980 Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • 1980 Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
  • 1982 Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982 BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • 1984 Michael Rensing, German footballer
  • 1987 Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer, born in Yaoundé, Cameron
  • 1987 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1990 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • 1993 Kristina Mladenovic, French tennis player (9 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Federation Cup 2019; Hopman Cup 2017; Tour Finals 2018, 19), born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France