Birthdays in Sport on May 18

  • 1882 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1905 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • 1909 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (Wimbledon, 1934-36), born in Stockport, England (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1937 Brooks Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1940 Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
  • 1942 N P (Nobby) Stiles, footballer
  • 1945 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)

Person of interestReggie Jackson

1946 Reggie Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (14-time All Star)), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1950 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1951 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • 1956 Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki, Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)
  • 1958 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1959 Graham Dilley, cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)

Person of interestJari Kurri

1960 Jari Kurri, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1960 Tom Jackson, Oakville Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)

Person of interestYannick Noah

1960 Yannick Noah, French tennis player (French Open 1983), born in Sedan, France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • 1962 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1964 Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1965 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • 1965 Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana
  • 1967 Karl Dunbar, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
  • 1968 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • 1969 Jean-Chris. Filippin, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1970 Clemens Zwijnenberg, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970 Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971 Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Clifton Sunada, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Craig Hentrich, NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Karen Bye, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971 Lael Perlstrom, Laguna Beach Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
  • 1971 Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1972 Turner Stevenson, Prince George, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1973 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1973 David Bailey, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1973 Markus Brunner, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1973 Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Walter Scott, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver
  • 1974 Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player
  • 1975 John Higgins, Scottish snooker player (4-time world champion), born in Wishaw, Scotland
  • 1976 Ron Mercer, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1977 Lee Hendrie, English footballer
  • 1977 Danny Mills, English footballer
  • 1978 Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978 Marcus Giles, American baseball player
  • 1979 Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer
  • 1979 Julián Speroni, Argentine footballer
  • 1979 Milivoje Novakovič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1980 Jeff Roehl, American football player
  • 1981 Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer
  • 1982 Jason Brown, English-born footballer
  • 1983 Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  • 1983 Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 Vince Young, American football player
  • 1984 Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
  • 1984 Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player
  • 1986 Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player
  • 1992 Josh Phelps, Soccer Player