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, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1952 Trevor Chappell, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, underarm bowling controversy), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1960 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1962 Dammika Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1962 Sid Fernandez, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1963 Michael Zordich, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1963 Randy Wood, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1963 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Fanie De Villiers, South African cricketer (great South African pace bowler), born in Vereeniging, Transvaal Province, South Africa
  • 1965 Chris Chandler, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1965 J. J. Daigneault, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965 Todd Krygier, American NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1966 Wim Jonk, Dutch soccer star (Ajax), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • 1967 Becky Iverson, American LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic), born in Escanaba, Michigan
  • 1968 Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1968 Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1968 Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver, born in Redondo Beach, California
  • 1969 Alison Peek, Australian field hockey halfback and midfielder (Olympics gold 2000), born in Australia
  • 1969 Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 David Collins, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Thousand Oaks, California
  • 1969 José Valentín, MLB infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1994), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Terry Ray, American NFL strong safety (NE Patriots), born in Belgium
  • 1970 Charlie Ward, NBA guard (NY Knicks) and Heisman Trophy winner (1993), born in Tallahassee, Florida

  • 1970 Herman Arvie, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • 1970 Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Federal Way, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Pavol Rybar, Slovak hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia
  • 1971 Tony Fiore, American baseball player, born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1972 Singor Mobley, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1972 Tom van Mol, Belgian soccer player (PSV), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • 1972 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver, born in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
  • 1974 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Edmonton)
  • 1974 Stephen Lee, English snooker player, born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
  • 1975 Scott von Der Ahe, American football linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Lancaster, California

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

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  • 1977 Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer (Olympic gold 2010), born in Easton, New Hampshire
  • 1977 Javier Toyo, Venezuelan football goalkeeper (Venezuela national football team), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1977 Christie Kerr, American golfer (US Open 2007, PGA Championship 2010), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1978 Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist, born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia
  • 1981 Shola Ameobi, Nigerian footballer (Notts County), born in Zaria, Nigeria
  • 1981 Brian Kerr, Scottish football manager, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983 Alex Brosque, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1985 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1986 Sergio Peter, German footballer (SpVgg Neckarelz), born in Ludwigshafen, West Germany
  • 1990 Henri Lansbury, English footballer (Aston Villa), born in Enfield, London