Birthdays in Sport on June 13

  • 1879 George Gunn, cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30)

Person of interestPaavo Nurmi

1897 Paavo Nurmi, Finnish middle & long distance runner (9 Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), born in Turku, Finland (d. 1973)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Person of interestRed Grange

1903 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • 1905 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)
  • 1911 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1915 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1922 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • 1939 Tom Cheek, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
  • 1943 Edward Skorek, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1944 Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)
  • 1948 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
  • 1950 Gerd Zewe, German footballer

Person of interestMike Weaver

1951 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

  • 1954 Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1962 Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
  • 1962 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962 Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
  • 1963 Bettina Bunge, German tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983), born in Adliswil, Switzerland
  • 1963 Catarina Lindqvist, Swedish tennis player (Swedish Open 1986)
  • 1963 Edward Sturing, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1963 Josef Heiss, Garmisch GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1963 Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1964 Jennifer Gillom, WNBA center/forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1964 Sarunas Marciulionis, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1965 Maninder Singh, cricketer (Indian leftarm spinner in 35 Tests 1982-93)
  • 1966 Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1967 Darren Baker, Chambersburg PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist, born in Lonigo, Italy
  • 1969 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • 1969 Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
  • 1970 Chris Cairns, cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder)
  • 1970 Lance Ringnald, US gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970 Shaun Young, cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995)
  • 1970 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1972 Sale Isaia, OL (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Ines Gorrochategui, Cordoba Arg, tennis star (1991 Futures-Brindisi)
  • 1973 Kano Hills, tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Elli Overton, Canadian Australian swimmer (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • 1974 Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1974 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1975 Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975 Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • 1977 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1979 Nila HÃ¥kedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
  • 1980 Florent Malouda, French footballer
  • 1980 Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver
  • 1980 Darius Vassell, English footballer
  • 1982 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • 1983 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • 1983 Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • 1984 Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
  • 1985 Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1988 In-Kyung Kim, South Korean professional golfer (British Open 2017), born in South Korea