Birthdays in Sport on April 6

  • 1903 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1909 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
  • 1925 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • 1930 David Sexton, English football manager, born in Islington, London (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Antonius Geesink, Holland, judo (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1937 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • 1943 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • 1951 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (2-time WS champion Twins 1979, 87), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1953 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1956 Dilip Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)
  • 1956 Mudassar Nazar, cricketer (son of Nazar Mohammad Pakistani batsman)
  • 1963 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964 Bill Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1965 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1965 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • 1967 Derrick Fenner, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Western Australia
  • 1969 Andy Harmon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Bret Boone, El Cajon CA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969 Brian Williams, NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1970 Oliver Miller, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970 Olaf Kolzig, German NHL goalie and coach (Germany, Washington Capitals), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1970 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • 1971 Anthony Redmon, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Tom Sorensen, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Lou Merloni, American baseball player
  • 1972 Dickey Simpkins, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1972 Donald Blair, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1972 Hurvin McCormack, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1973 Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • 1974 Robert Kova─Ź, Croatian footballer
  • 1976 Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1977 Andy Phillips, American Baseball Player
  • 1978 Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 1978 Blaine Neal, American baseball player
  • 1981 Robert Earnshaw, Zambian born, Welsh international footballer
  • 1983 James Wade, English Darts Player
  • 1985 Clarke MacArthur, Canadian-born ice hockey player
  • 1987 Levi Porter, English footballer
  • 1988 Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer