Birthdays in Sport on November 12

  • 1890 Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast (d. 1999)
  • 1910 A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant South African batsman)
  • 1912 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • 1914 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1914 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1916 Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1927 Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • 1936 Ruth Jessen, LPGA golfer
  • 1936 Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
  • 1943 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, born in Ro, Sweden (d. 2014)

Person of interestAl Michaels

1944 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • 1947 Ron Bryant, American baseball player
  • 1954 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • 1954 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
  • 1957 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957 Marta Figueras-Dotti, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Open), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1961 Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)
  • 1961 Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1961 Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnast (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)
  • 1961 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1962 Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1962 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • 1963 Laurie Brower, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone-9th), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1964 Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)
  • 1964 Gerald Perry, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964 Jakob Hlasek, Czech, tennis star
  • 1965 Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)

Person of interestMichael Moorer

1967 Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994), born in Brooklyn, New York

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • 1968 Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)
  • 1968 Randy Knorr, catcher (Houston Astros), born in San Gabriel, California

Person of interestSammy Sosa

1968 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 1969 Iain Sydie, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1969 Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster
  • 1970 Tonya Harding, figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1971 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1971 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993)
  • 1972 Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer
  • 1973 Colin Morgan, 78 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973 Keith Morgan, 95 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973 Zahir Shah, cricketer (attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner)
  • 1975 Chris Wells, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1975 Jason Lezak, American swimmer
  • 1976 Scott Mark Cameron, Dunedin NZ, 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer
  • 1977 Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
  • 1978 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva
  • 1979 Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player
  • 1981 DJ Campbell, English football player
  • 1982 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
  • 1983 Carlton Cole, English football player
  • 1984 Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
  • 1984 Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean rally driver
  • 1987 Jason Day, Australian golfer (2015 PGA Tournament, World Number #1), born in Beaudesert, Australia
  • 1988 Russell Westbrook III, American basketball player (Oklahoma City Thunder), born in Long Beach, California