Birthdays in Sport on June 1

  • 1898 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1901 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 1930 Matt Poore, cricketer (NZ batsman in 14 tests 1953-56 average 15.43)
  • 1932 Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
  • 1933 Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1933 Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
  • 1935 James George, American weightlifter (Olympic silver 1960/bronze-1956)
  • 1941 Dean Chance, Baseball pitcher, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • 1955 Chiyonofuji, sumo wrestler
  • 1955 Lorraine Moller, NZ athelete (Olympics 1996), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1958 Cathy Hearn, slalom kayaker (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1959 Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • 1961 Johnny Ray Huston, Mt Vernon IL, PGA golfer (1990 Honda Classic)

  • 1961 Mark Rodenhauser, NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)

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1961 Paul Coffey, Canadian NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings), born in Weston, Ontario

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  • 1962 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1964 Rashid Patel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler, Lamba incident)
  • 1965 Dan Quinn, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1966 Greg Schiano, American football coach
  • 1967 Carlos van Wanrooy, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1967 Olivier Delaitre, Metz France, tennis star (1991 Guaruja Doubles)
  • 1967 Vernon Turner, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1968 Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Ari Sulander, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1969 Erin Hartwell, American time trial cyclist (Olympic bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Raylee Johnson, Amerian NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Scott Couper, Scottish WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Shane Matthews, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Cleveland, Mississippi
  • 1970 Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1972 Cheryl Abplanalp, Bryn Mawr Penn, team handball wing (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jon Witman, fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Leta Lindley, LPGA golfer (1995 State Farm Rail-3rd), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1972 Nicholas Porzig, South African born Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1972 Scott Greene, American football fullback (Carolina Panthers), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1973 Jeffrey Schiebler, 10k/steeplechase (Olympics 1996), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1973 Ray Carey, American 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Frederik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
  • 1973 Derek Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1974 Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Michal Grosek, Gottwaldov Cze, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1976 Camille Martens, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1977 Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • 1977 Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • 1978 Karen Kwan, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1979 Santana Moss, American football player
  • 1981 Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
  • 1982 Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player (7 time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1984 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, first Mongolian athlete win gold medal from Olympics
  • 1984 Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • 1985 Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
  • 1985 Nick Young, American basketball player
  • 1987 Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
  • 1988 Javier Hernández Balcázar, Mexican football player (West Ham United, Mexican national team), born in Guadalajara, Mexico