Birthdays in Sport on February 6

  • 1895 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1903 John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)
  • 1910 George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
  • 1911 A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's)
  • 1919 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • 1924 Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • 1927 Smokey Burgess, baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1929 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Fred Trueman, English cricketer ("Fiery Fred",307 wickets for England)
  • 1940 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
  • 1947 Charles Hickcox, American 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968)
  • 1949 Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)
  • 1949 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player and pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1951 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1952 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Oly-96)
  • 1953 Susie Hutchison, Flintridge California, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96)
  • 1955 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1958 Bill Dawley, baseball player
  • 1958 Kelly Leadbetter, LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1958 Mark Hamilton, sprint kayak Olympics-96), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958 Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96)
  • 1961 Bill Lester, American racecar driver
  • 1963 David Capel, cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90)
  • 1963 Mike Hough, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964 Matt Hayes, Australian soling sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Alex Antonitsch, Austrian tennis star
  • 1966 Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots)
  • 1967 Bennie Dekker, Dutch soccer player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap)
  • 1967 Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968 Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper (World Cup 1996)
  • 1968 Malika Mahfoud, Copenhagen Denmark, golfer (Gippsland Ladies Amateur)
  • 1968 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • 1969 Anna Acker-Macosko, Marshfield WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Gold Coast Tour)
  • 1969 Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1969 Greg Patrick, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 James Jones, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969 Kurt Abbott, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95)
  • 1969 Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • 1970 Jeff Rouse, American 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • 1970 Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1970 Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
  • 1971 Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)
  • 1971 Carlos Rogers, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Lance Bade, US double trap (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Mana Endo, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1971 Peter Tchernyshev, dance skater (& Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1972 David Binn, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Shawn Respert, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1973 Fred Miller, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Lulama Masikazana, cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province)
  • 1974 Nathan Davis, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Olaf Lindenbergh, soccer player (Ajax, De Graafschap)
  • 1975 Chad Allen, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1975 Leo Insam, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1976 Kim Zmeskal, US gymnist (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1976 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
  • 1976 Colin Teo, Singaporean Grand Prix driver
  • 1977 Jason Euell, English-born footballer
  • 1981 Ty Warren, National Football League defensive lineman
  • 1983 Brodie Croyle, American football player
  • 1983 S Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
  • 1984 Darren Bent, English footballer
  • 1985 Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
  • 1985 Joji Kato, Japanese speed skater
  • 1985 Kris Humphries, American basketball player
  • 1986 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1989 Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer