Birthdays in Sport on August 6

  • 1887 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Henry Payne Iba, American basketball coach (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Easton, Missouri
  • 1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • 1908 Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley California, US tennis champ (1932-35)
  • 1911 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1914 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1916 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • 1919 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1926 Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics 1948-68)
  • 1928 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1933 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • 1934 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • 1941 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • 1945 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • 1946 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1947 Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
  • 1952 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • 1954 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • 1955 Tom Inskeep, Bluffton Ind, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1957 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • 1960 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1961 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1961 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • 1962 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1963 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • 1963 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • 1964 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Lauren Cowan, Benalla Victoria, golfer (1994 66th English Womens Open)
  • 1964 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

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1965 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida

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  • 1965 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • 1966 William Fred Mayfair, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1967 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967 Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • 1968 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
  • 1968 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1968 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • 1968 Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • 1970 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 Curtis Shearer, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1971 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
  • 1971 Scott Minto, English footballer
  • 1972 Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
  • 1973 Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • 1974 Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
  • 1974 Alvin Williams, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1974 Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
  • 1974 Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1975 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
  • 1975 Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977 Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977 Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer
  • 1979 Jennifer Exaltacion, Windsor Ontario, gymnist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 Justin Germano, American baseball player
  • 1982 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • 1983 Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer