On This Day

Sports Stars Born in June 1897

Paavo Nurmi

Jun 13 Paavo Nurmi, Finnish middle & long distance runner (9 Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), born in Turku, Finland (d. 1973)

  • Jun 20 Cyril Francois, South African cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 252 runs, 6 wickets), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1944)