Birthdays in Sport on September 12

  • 1909 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)

Person of interestJesse Owens

1913 Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens
  • 1916 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1922 Wentworth Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale, British peer, Royal Air Force officer and race horse breeder
  • 1925 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Wes Hall, Barbadian former cricketer and politician, born in Glebe Land, Station Hill, Barbados
  • 1937 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1940 Mickey Lolich, pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971)
  • 1948 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • 1949 Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)
  • 1950 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • 1953 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Charles Henry Beck, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1956 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • 1958 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)
  • 1959 Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer)
  • 1960 Lynn Connelly, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 Dieter Hecking, German footballer
  • 1965 Silke Horner, German DR, swimmer (world record 100m-breast stroke)
  • 1965 Vernon Maxwell, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1967 Pat Listach, Natchitoches LA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • 1969 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
  • 1970 Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Terry Dehere, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1973 Darren Campbell, British athlete
  • 1973 Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player
  • 1974 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
  • 1977 Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer, born in Penrith, Australia
  • 1977 David Thompson, English footballer, born in Birkenhead, England
  • 1980 Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player
  • 1980 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1980 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
  • 1981 Jered Guzman, Garden Grove California, pairs skater (& Natalie Vlandis)
  • 1983 Daniel Muir, football player
  • 1985 Jack Wilkinson, English footballer