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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 12

Last Updated 05-26-2024

🏆🏒John Paul "Chief" Bucyk -- is 89 in the year 2024 and 90 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian, Ukrainian
Misc: played 1955-1978
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins

🏆⚾Felipe Alou -- is 89 in the year 2024 and 90 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1935 N.S.
MLB First Baseman, Dominican Republican
Misc: one of 3 MLB brothers

🎭🏆Marya Carter -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1942
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Zella Maria Grajeda
Misc: May 1962

🏆⚾Ted Kubiak -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1942
MLB Player
Misc: 3x World Series champ

🏆⚾Pat Darcy -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1950
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀George Karl -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, ABA Figure
Misc: the seventh coach in NBA history to record 1,000 wins

🏆🏁🏊Gunnar Larsson -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

🏆🏈Max Montoya -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1956
NFL Guard

🏆🏒Bernie Federko -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1976-1980
Sports Teams: St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings

🏆⚾Louis Rodman Whitaker -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1957
MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Sweet Lou
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; over 2300 hits, scored 6 runs in the 1984 World Series.
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

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🏆🏒David William "Dave" Christian -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1980-1996; 1980 Olympic Hockey team
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆⚾Kevin Bass -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1959
MLB Player

🏆🏁🏃Lisa Martin -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1960
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)

🏆⚽Thomas Dooley -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1961
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, West German

🏆🏌Amy Benz -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1962
Golfer

🏆🏁🏊Anne Ottenbrite -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🏆⚾Rafael Bournigal -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1966
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Robert Blackmon -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1967
NFL Safety

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🏆🏒Warren Rychel -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭🏆🏁Tony Hawk -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1968
Actor, Skate Boarder
Names/Places: NN: The Birdman

🏆⚾Mark Clark -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1968
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Stevie Anderson -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏌Jim Furyk -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1970
Golfer

🏆🏁🏊Mark (Swimmer) Foster -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1970 N.S.
Swimmer, English

🏆🏈Craig Novitsky -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1971
NFL Guard

🏆🏈Jason Kyle -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1972 N.S.
NFL Player

🏆⚾Cliff Floyd -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1972
MLB Player

🏆⚾Wes Helms -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1976
MLB Player

🎭🏆Malin Akerman -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1978 N.S.
Actress, Producer (f), Model, Canadian, Swedish
TV Shows: Trophy Wife, Childrens Hospital (as Dr. Valerie Flame), Billions
Movie Titles: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Watchmen, The Proposal, The Heartbreak Kid, Couples Retreat

🏆🏈Steve (Football B. 1979) Smith -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1979
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚾Felipe López -- is 44 in the year 2024 and 45 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1980
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

🏆Erica Campbell -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1981 N.S.
Model

🏆⚽Marcelo Vieira -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, Brazilian

🏆⚽Erik Durm -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/12/1992 N.S.
Soccer Player, German

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🏆🎾Theodore Pell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1879 d.8/18/1967 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆⚽Robert Millar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1890 d.2/22/1967 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: forward, coach

🏆🏀Harold Olsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1895 d.10/29/1953 (58)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Wisconsin (player 1914-1917), Bradley (coach 1918-1919), Ripon (coach 1919-1922), Ohio State (coach 1922-1946), Chicago Stags (NBA coach 1946-1949), Northwestern (coach 1950-1952)

🏆🏈🏀Everett Shelton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1898 N.S. d.4/16/1974 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Philips University (football player), University of Wyoming (basketball coach 1939-1959), Sacramento State (basketball coach 1959-1968)

🏆🥊William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾🥊James Dudley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 N.S. d.6/1/2004 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Player, Wrestling Manager
Misc: ran Turner's Arena in Washington D.C.

🏆🎾W. E. "Slew" Hester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 N.S. d.2/8/1993 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Robert John "Golden Boy" Goldham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1922 N.S. d.9/6/1991 N.S. (69)
Sports Announcer, NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: aka Bob

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🏆⚾"Yogi" Berra -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1925 d.9/22/2015 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.; RFMN:Lawrence Peter or RFN:Larry
Misc: AL MVP 1951, 1954, 1955; once played 148 error-less games in a row; played on 14 World Series winners with NY Yankees; managed both Yankees (1964) and NY Mets (1973) to pennants.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1946-1963, manager 1964 and 1984-1985, coach 1976-1983), New York Mets (player 1965, manager 1972-1974, coach 1965-1971), Houston Astros (coach 1986-1989)

🏆🎳Tommy Tuttle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1929 N.S. d.11/29/2004 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🎳Les Schissler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1930 d.9/9/2013 (83)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆Pat McCormick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1930 N.S. d.3/7/2023 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won women's platform and springboard gold medals in both 1952 and '56 Olympics.

🏆🏁🚲Beryl Burton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1937 d.5/8/1996 (58)
Bicyclist, English
Misc: won record (7) women's cycling titles

🏆🥊Jerry Roth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1941 N.S. d.12/23/2022 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Boxing Figure
Misc: was one of boxing's leading judges who officiated 225 world title bouts

🏆⚽Alan Ball Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 d.4/25/2007 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🏁🏊Carl Robie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 N.S. d.11/29/2011 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Carl Joseph Robie III

🏆🏉Jonah Lomu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1975 N.S. d.11/18/2015 N.S. (40)
Rugby Player, New Zealand

🏆🎾Bertha Townsend Toulmin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1869 d.5/12/1909 (40)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆Edward P. Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1839 d.5/12/1929 (90)
Walker

🏆🏁Tony Bettenhausen -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/12/1961 (44)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🏆⚾Henry "Heinie" Manush -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1901 N.S. d.5/12/1971 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1923-1927), St. Louis Browns (1928-1930), Washington Senators (1930-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1938-1939)

🏆🏁Art Pollard -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1927 d.5/12/1973 (46)
Auto Racer

🏆🏒Walter Earl Seibert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1911 d.5/12/1990 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1931-1947
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings

🏆Giorgio Belladonna -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1923 d.5/12/1995 (71)
Bridge Player, Italian

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🏆🏁Adam Petty -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1980 d.5/12/2000 (19)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard's grandson, Kyle's son, Lee's greatgrandson

🏆🏈Sam Walton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1943 d.5/12/2002 (59)
NFL Player
Sports Teams: New York Jets

🏆🥊Mary Ann Kostecki -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2008 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Penny Banner

🏆🏈Gary Bushert -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1953 N.S. d.5/12/2013 N.S. (59)
College Football Player

🏆🏁A. J. Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.5/12/2014 (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer but a car builder and chief mechanic from 1949 to 1984 in the Indianapolis 500, winning the race seven times.

🏆🏀Bill Guthridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1937 d.5/12/2015 (77)
College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: born in Parsons, Kansas
Misc: served 30 years as assistant to Dean Smith until promotion to head coach on Oct. 9, 1997. Became winningest rookie head coach in NCAA history (34-4 record).
Sports Teams: North Carolina University

🏆🏈Michael (Football) Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1969 d.5/12/2017 N.S. (48)
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Yale Lary -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1930 d.5/12/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 74 yard punt, 9x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro, 3x NFL champ
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1952-1953, 1956-1964)

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🏆🏈Homer E. "Billy" Brewer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2018 N.S. (83)
College Football Coach, Football Player
Sports Teams: Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss (all as coaches)

🏆🏈Chuck Knox -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1932 N.S. d.5/12/2018 N.S. (86)
NFL Coach
Misc: 3x NFL Coach of the Year; took the L.A. Rams, Buffalo Bills, & Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs
Sports Teams: New York Jets (1963-1966), Detroit Lions (1967-1972), Los Angeles Rams (1973-1977), Buffalo Bills (1978-1982), Seattle Seahawks (1983-1991), Los Angeles Rams (1992-1994)

🏆🏈Jerry Burns -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1927 N.S. d.5/12/2021 N.S. (94)
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆🏈Gino Cappelletti -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2022 N.S. (88)
NFL Player
Misc: Kicker with 1130 points, 42 TDs

🏆🎾Owen Keir Davidson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1943 N.S. d.5/12/2023 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: one of three men to win four men's mixed doubles titles at Wimbeldon.

🏆🏈Albert J. "A. J." Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1949 N.S. d.5/12/2024 N.S. (75)
NFL Executive

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