Birthdays in Sport on May 16

  • 1904 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1906 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • 1907 Robert Tisdall, Irish 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1918 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman and manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Brian Davies, Brisbane, Australia, Rugby League player, (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1953 Rick Rhoden, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 1955 Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time World Series 1984, 91-3 Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1955 Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus
  • 1957 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1959 Bob Patterson, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961 Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1962 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

  • 1964 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1965 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1969 Marcel Schewe, cricketer (Holland wicket-keeper 1996 World Cup)
  • 1969 Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • 1970 Eric Lynch, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player (US Open 1990), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971 Khari Jones, CFL/WLAF quarterback (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1972 Keith Burns, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Greeleyville, South Carolina
  • 1972 Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
  • 1974 Conal Groom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • 1974 Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1977 Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • 1978 Lionel Scaloni, Argentine retired footballer (World Cup 2006), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1980 Mikel Alonso, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player and coach (Springfield Thunderbirds), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1982 Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • 1982 Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • 1983 Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
  • 1985 Anja Mittag, German footballer
  • 1985 Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)