Birthdays in Sport on October 12

  • 1874 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1905 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1911 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1921 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon title 1954), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1925 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Olympic gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926 Hans Liebold, German auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1932 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • 1936 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • 1951 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • 1951 Sally Little, LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1960 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1962 Dhammika Ranatunga, cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990)
  • 1962 Sid Fernandez, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1963 Michael Zordich, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1963 Randy Wood, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Princeton
  • 1963 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Darrick Heath, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1964 Fanie De Villers, cricketer (great South African pace bowler 1993- )
  • 1965 Chris Chandler, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 J Daigneault, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965 Todd Krygier, Chicago Heights, NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington)
  • 1966 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Wim Jonk, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
  • 1967 Becky Iverson, Escanaba MI, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic)
  • 1968 Charles Anthony, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 Leon Lett, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Mike Trombley, Springfield MA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1968 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver
  • 1969 Alison Peek, Australia, field hockey halfback/midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1969 David Collins, Bethpage NY, rower (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1969 Jose Valentin, Manati Puerto Rico, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Nancy Ann Kerrigan, Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympic silver 1994)
  • 1969 Terry Ray, NFL strong safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Charlie Ward, NBA guard (NY Knicks)/Heisman Trophy winner (1993)
  • 1970 Herman Arvie, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1970 Karen Courtland, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1970 Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player
  • 1971 Bronzel Miller, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Pavol Rybar, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1971 Tony Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1972 Jeroen Egge, WLAF offensive linesman (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Singor Mobley, safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Tom van Mol, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1972 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver
  • 1972 Tom Van Mol, Belgian football player
  • 1974 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Edmonton)
  • 1975 Scott Von Der Ahe, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

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1975 Marion Jones, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals), born in Los Angeles, California

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • 1977 Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer
  • 1978 Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist
  • 1981 Shola Ameobi, English footballer
  • 1981 Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Alex Brosque, Australian footballer
  • 1985 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Sergio Peter, German footballer
  • 1990 Henri Lansbury, English footballer