This Week's Birthdays - Week of May 12

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Monday, May 19 2014 by

May 12, 1968 – Anthony Frank “Tony” Hawk, nicknamed “The Birdman”, American former professional skateboarder and actor.

Tony Hawk (StreetView)
Tony Hawk

May 13, 1717 – Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg.

Maria Theresia's statue (StreetView)
Maria Theresia's statue

May 14, 1929 – Lorne John “Gump” Worsley, a professional ice hockey goaltender. He was given his nickname due to friends deciding he looked like comic-strip character Andy Gump.

Lorne Worsley (StreetView)
Lorne Worsley

May 15, 1858 – Marie Émile Fayolle, a Marshal of France.

Statue of Márechal Fayolle (StreetView)
Statue of Márechal Fayolle

May 16, 1964 – John Thomas Salley, a retired American professional basketball player, actor and talk show host. The first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning franchises.

John Salley Jersey (StreetView)
John Salley Jersey

May 17, 1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, a retired professional boxer.

Sugar Ray Leonard (StreetView)
Sugar Ray Leonard

May 18, 1986 – Alexey Zhukanenko, a Russian professional basketball player.

Alexey Zhukanenko (StreetView)
Alexey Zhukanenko