Birthdays in Sport on June 14

  • 1895 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)
  • 1907 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Leroy T Walker, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1923 Donald Smith, cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957)
  • 1923 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club)
  • 1926 Don Newcombe, baseball player
  • 1929 Alan Davidson, cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder)
  • 1933 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
  • 1938 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943 John Miles, British racing driver
  • 1952 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1956 Frederick Funk, Takoma Park MD, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston Open)
  • 1958 Eric Heiden, US speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Grace Jackson, St Ann Jamaica, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1961 Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1962 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1963 James Patrick, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1963 Laurel Kean, LPGA golfer (1994 JAL Big Apple-17th), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1964 Jamie Dukes, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1964 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967 Ante Mise, Yugoslav soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse)
  • 1967 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Wendy Lian Williams, US diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1968 Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)
  • 1968 Tony Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1969 Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada)
  • 1969 Eugene Chung, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts)

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1969 Steffi Graf, German tennis player (Golden Slam 1988, 22 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Mannheim, Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1970 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1971 Bruce Bowen, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1971 Fred Baxter, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • 1972 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1973 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)
  • 1973 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Sami Kapanen, Vantaa Fin, NHL left wing (Whalers, Carolina, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1973 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 A J Mleczko, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975 Ryuji Miki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1976 Massimo Oddo, Italian football player
  • 1977 Chris McAlister, American football player
  • 1978 Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • 1978 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • 1982 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • 1983 John Stocco, American football player
  • 1984 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • 1985 Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player
  • 1985 Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • 1986 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • 1987 Andrew Cogliano, Professional Hockey Player