On This Day

May 12, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andreas Hestler, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003; 17 PGA Tour titles; first to shoot 58 2016), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Mike Weir, Canadian golfer (US Masters 2003), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Todd Hallett, Canadian rower (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia
1970 in Sport