Birthdays in Sport on February 6

  • February
  • 1895 Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • 1903 John Dunning, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1971)
  • 1910 George H Poyser, English football player & manager (Brentford), born in Stanton Hill, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Dooley Briscoe, South African cricketer & soldier (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's), born in Johannesburg (d. 1941)
  • 1914 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Lindsay Tuckett, South African cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Bob Scott [Robert], Rugby player (All Black, 1946-54), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Billy Wright, English football player, born in Ironbridge, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Smokey Burgess, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Caroleen, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 1929 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), born in Lima, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), born in Stainton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Charles Hickcox, American 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player (US Open-1975), born in Granada, Spain
  • 1949 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1951 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer, born in Santos, Brazil

  • 1952 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1953 Susie Hutchison, American equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96), born in Flintridge, California
  • 1955 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1958 Bill Dawley, American baseball player, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1958 Mark Hamilton, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958 Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1961 Bill Lester, American racing driver, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 David Capel, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90), born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • 1963 Mike Hough, Canadian NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Tom Tupa, American football punter & quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967 Randy Hilliard, American football defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Richard Newbill, American WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1968 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer, born in Buenaventura, Colombia
  • 1969 Bob Wickman, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1969 James Jones, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Kurt Abbott, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1969 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95), born in Barrackpore, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1969 Tim Sherwood, English footballer & manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • 1970 Jeff Rouse, American 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 1970 Mark Hutton, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1970 Per Frandsen, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1971 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • 1971 Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1971 Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1971 Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan

  • 1971 Peter Tchernyshev, Russian dance skater (with Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1972 David Binn, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1972 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972 Shawn Respert, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Venhuizen, Netherlands
  • 1973 Fred Miller, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1973 Lulama Masikazana, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1974 Nathan Davis, American football defensive lineman (Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1974 Olaf Lindenbergh, Dutch football player (Ajax, De Graafschap), born in Purmerend, Netherlands
  • 1975 Chad Allen, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976 Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1976 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1977 Jason Euell, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1981 Ty Warren, American football defensive lineman, born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1983 Brodie Croyle, American football player, born in Rainbow City, Alabama
  • 1983 S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer, born in Kothamangalam, India
  • 1983 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1984 Darren Bent, English footballer, born in Tooting, England
  • 1985 Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer, born in Hangzhou, China
  • 1985 Joji Kato, Japanese speed skater, born in Yamagata, Japan
  • 1985 Kris Humphries, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1986 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1989 Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom