Birthdays in Sport on April 6

  • 1877 Ted Ray, British golfer (British Open 1912, US Open 1920), born in Jersey (d. 1943)
  • 1885 Jules Goux, French auto racer (first European to win Indianapolis 500 1913), born in Valentigney, France (d. 1965)
  • 1903 Mickey Cochrane, American Baseball HOF catcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 35; World Series 1929, 30, 35; AL MVP 1928, 34; Philadelphia A's, Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1934–38), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Ernie Lombardi, American Baseball HOF catcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1940; NL MVP 1938; Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, NY Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1977)
  • 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 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Luis del Sol, Spanish soccer midfielder (16 caps; Betis, Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma) and manager (Betis), born in Arcos de Jalón, Spain (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • 1939 Eugeniusz Faber, Polish soccer forward (36 caps; Ruch Chorzów, Lens), born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • 1944 John Huarte, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1964, Notre Dame; Super Bowl 1970, KC Chiefs), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1951 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1979, 87 Minnesota Twins; MLB All-Star 1973, 85), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1953 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1956 Dilip Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)
  • 1956 Mudassar Nazar, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (76 Tests, 10 x 100s, HS 231, 66 wickets; Lahore CA, UBL), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1957 Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1980; World C'ship gold 20k 1987, 91), born in Scarnafigi, Italy
  • 1963 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1965 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1965 Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • 1965 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1965 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 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, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in El Cajon, California
  • 1970 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • 1970 Olaf Kolzig, German NHL goalie and coach (Germany, Washington Capitals), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1970 Oliver Miller, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Lou Merloni, American baseball player
  • 1971 Tom Sorensen, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 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 Kovač, Croatian footballer
  • 1976 Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1977 Andy Phillips, American Baseball Player
  • 1978 Blaine Neal, American baseball player
  • 1978 Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 1981 Robert Earnshaw, Welsh soccer striker (59 caps; scored hat-tricks in Premier League, Divisions 1, 2 & 3, FA Cup, League Cup and international match; Cardiff City), born in Mufulira, Zambia
  • 1983 James Wade, English darts player (World Matchplay C'ship 2007; World GP 2007, 10), born in Aldershot, England
  • 1985 Clarke MacArthur, Canadian-born ice hockey player
  • 1988 Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer
  • 1991 Alexandra Popp, German football player (German captain), born in Witten, Germany
  • 2001 Oscar Piastri, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia