Deaths in Sport on May 12

  • 1957 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1963 Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
  • 1971 J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies
  • 1971 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • 1973 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
  • 1992 Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies
  • 1994 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • 2000 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2002 Erich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit)