Birthdays in Sport on May 7

  • 1893 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, born in Berlin, Ontario, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1897 Kitty McKane (Godfree), English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), born in Bayswater, England (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Sal Gliatto, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Babe Parilli, American football player, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)

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1933 Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1934 Ben Smith, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1937 Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player, born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
  • 1938 Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Grahame Bilby, New Zealand cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1950 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas
  • 1957 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • 1959 Robin L Freeman, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1964 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1964 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers), born in Queens, New York
  • 1965 Reuben Davis, American NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1966 Anderson Cummins, cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie)
  • 1968 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)
  • 1969 Melanie Valerio, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Edwin Zoetebier, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970 Mark Smith, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970 Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)
  • 1971 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971 Dave Karpa, Regina, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Jose Munoz, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1972 Chris Hayes, safety (NY Jets)
  • 1972 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Vince Stewart, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1973 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
  • 1974 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Ian Pearce, English footballer
  • 1975 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1976 Nicholas Butcher, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1978 Shawn Marion, American basketball player
  • 1979 Katie Douglas, American basketball player
  • 1980 Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • 1982 Akos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
  • 1984 Alex Smith, American football player
  • 1984 Drew Stanton, American football player
  • 1984 James Loney, American baseball player
  • 1985 Drew Neitzel, American college basketball player
  • 1987 Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)