Birthdays in Sport on 27th June

  • 1886 Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
  • 1917 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • 1918 Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1924 Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)
  • 1929 William Afflis, American wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1930 Tamio Kono, weightlifting (Oly-gold-52, 56, 60), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1932 Eddie Kasko, baseball player
  • 1938 Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
  • 1939 Neil Hawke, cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s)
  • 1943 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player
  • 1944 Patrick Sercu, Belgium, 1K time trial (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1945 Catherine Lacoste, Paris France, golfer (US Women's Open 1967)
  • 1945 John Veltch, horse trainer
  • 1948 Angel Penna Jr, horse trainer
  • 1950 Benjamin Peterson, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1953 Kent Bostick, Lowell Mass, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96)
  • 1955 Isabelle Adjani, Paris, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar)
  • 1956 Jeff Odintz, horse trainer
  • 1956 Brad Childress, American football coach
  • 1963 Stephen Peterson, Conn, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Johnny Benson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1964 Chuck Person, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1966 Jeff Conine, Tacoma Washington, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966 Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)
  • 1966 Rob Harbison, Fallston MD, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-6th-1996)
  • 1967 Lester Archambeau, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967 Michelle Torres, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970 Petra Langrova, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles)
  • 1970 Ricardo Jordan, Delray Beach Fla, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970 Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
  • 1971 Brant Boyer, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Jimmy Kemp, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1973 Heath Irwin, guard (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Jennifer Brundage, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Wendell Davis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1975 Porter Collins, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Sarah Evanetz, 100m butterfly (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1975 Daryle Ward, American baseball player
  • 1976 Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
  • 1977 Raúl, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
  • 1980 Craig Terrill, American football player
  • 1983 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
  • 1984 Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
  • 1985 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
  • 1985 Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
  • 1985 James Hook, Welsh rugby player
  • 1986 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
  • 1988 Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
  • 1989 Travis Curtis, American Artist/ Amateur Skateboarder