On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in June 1934

  • Jun 3 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco
  • Jun 4 Seamus Elliott, Irish road bicycle racer (first English speaker to win stages in all Grand Tours), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Jun 5 Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Icelandic athlete (Olympic silver triple-jump 1956; Iceland's first ever Olympic medal), born in Reyðarfjörður, Iceland (d. 2019)
  • Jun 9 Helga Haase, East German 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Danzig, Germany (d. 1989)
  • Jun 19 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • Jun 20 Horst Mahseli, Polish soccer striker (9 caps; Legia Warsaw), born in Bytom, Poland (d. 1999)
  • Jun 23 Marino H. Casem, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Alabama State, Alcorn State, Southern) and athletic administrator (Alcorn State, Southern), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Jun 25 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jun 28 Roy Gilchrist, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 57 wickets), born in St Thomas, Jamaica (d. 2001)

About June 1934

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20), Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)