Birthdays in Sport on July 6

  • 1888 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1890 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • 1893 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • 1917 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • 1917 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • 1920 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • 1933 Frank Austin, English footballer
  • 1937 Tony Lewis, cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73)
  • 1939 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • 1939 Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)
  • 1939 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1944 Gunhild Hoffmeister, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Oly-silver-72)
  • 1946 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)
  • 1947 Lance Clemons, baseball player
  • 1948 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1950 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980)

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1954 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1956 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)
  • 1957 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • 1957 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1958 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • 1958 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1959 Tahir Naqqash, cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85)
  • 1960 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1960 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner (Olympic gold 84)
  • 1961 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1963 Edwin Gorter, soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht)
  • 1964 Lillie Leatherwood, Northport Ala, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1965 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • 1967 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1968 Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)
  • 1969 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1970 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 Adam Laurent, Santa Cruz California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Greg Norton, American baseball player
  • 1973 Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 Steve Sullivan, Timmins, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • 1974 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Nikki Mott, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Con Blatsis, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
  • 1978 Rachel Rochelli, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1978 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1980 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • 1981 Nicole Kantek, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1981 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
  • 1986 Derrick Williams, American football player