Birthdays in Sport on June 15

  • 1878 Margaret Abbott, American golfer and 1st woman to win an Olympic event (1900), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1955)
  • 1924 Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)
  • 1925 Gene Baker, baseball player
  • 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 footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1937 Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's)
  • 1938 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • 1942 Bruce DalCanton, baseball player
  • 1944 Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
  • 1946 Ken Henderson, baseball player
  • 1946 Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
  • 1948 Champ Summers, baseball player
  • 1949 Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • 1951 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1954 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (d. 1996)

  • 1955 Cathy Morse, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Lance Parrish, baseball player
  • 1957 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
  • 1958 Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
  • 1960 Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
  • 1961 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1964 Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • 1965 David Bolton, Guyana, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Lando Mem Amateur)
  • 1968 Tim Lester, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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 Maurice Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan batsman & 1996 World Cup captain)
  • 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 C G Leonard, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1972 Sandy Mccarthy, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1973 Dean McAmmond, Grand Cache, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1973 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Tore AndrĂ© 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