On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on June 15

  • 1870 Maud Barger-Wallach, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1908), born at New York, NY (d. 1954)
  • 1878 Margaret Abbott, American golfer (1st American woman to win Olympic event, golf 1900), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1955)
  • 1884 Rodney Heath, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1905, 10), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1936)
  • 1924 Mohammed Ghazali, Pakistani cricketer (off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Gene Baker, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1955; World Series 1960; Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Basil Watts, English rugby league second rower (5 Tests Great Britain, 1 England; World Cup 1954; York RLFC), born in York, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Marcel Pronovost, professional ice hockey player
  • 1931 Bernice Gera, first woman umpire in US pro baseball, born in Ernest, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1933 Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1937 Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, Indian cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's)
  • 1937 Curtis Cokes, American boxer (WBA/WBC world welterweight champion 1966-69), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • 1942 Bruce DalCanton, American baseball player, born in California, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Inna Ryskai, Soviet volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76), born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union
  • 1946 Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
  • 1948 Champ Summers, baseball player

  • 1948 Mike Holmgren, American NFL coach and executive (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Seattle Seahawks; Cleveland Browns), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • 1951 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1954 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1956 Lance Parrish 'Big Wheel', American baseball player, born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder and coach, born in Los Angeles, Califonia
  • 1958 Wade Boggs, American Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1964 Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • 1968 Tim Lester, American NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestCedric Pioline

1969 Cedric Pioline, French tennis player (runner-up US Open 1993, Wimbledon 1997), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • 1969 Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1969 Sheldon Kennedy, Brandon, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1969 Oliver Kahn, German footballer
  • 1970 Amanda Cromwell, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Janie Eickhoff Quigley, American cyclist, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Zan Tabak, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
  • 1971 Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)

  • 1972 DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1972 Justin Leonard, American golfer (British Open 1997; 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1972 Tony Clark, American infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Newton, Kansas
  • 1973 Dean McAmmond, Canadian NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Grand Cache, Alberta
  • 1973 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Tore André Flo, Norwegian footballer
  • 1974 Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer
  • 1977 Michael Doleac, American basketball player
  • 1978 Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer
  • 1978 Zach Day, American baseball player
  • 1979 Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian athlete
  • 1979 Charles Zwolsman Jr., Dutch racing driver
  • 1980 Almudena Cid, Spanish gymnast
  • 1981 Jeremy Reed, American baseball player
  • 1982 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1983 Derek Anderson, American football player
  • 1984 Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
  • 1992 Mohamed Salah, Egyptian soccer forward (Liverpool, Egypt), born in Gharbia, Egypt