Birthdays in Sport on June 16

  • 1821 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (British Open 1861-62, 64, 67), born in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1908)
  • 1906 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • 1914 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Angelo "Hank" Luisetti, American collegiate basketball forward (Stanford, 1935-38), 1st to use a one-handed shot, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Bob Ryland, American tennis player (first African-American to play tennis professionally) and coach (Harold Solomon, Arthur Ashe, Venus & Serena Williams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1923 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1925 Richard Jacobs, American real estate developer, philanthropist, and sports team owner (Cleveland Indians, 1986-99), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • 1928 John Cuneo, Australian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1972), born in Bulimba, Queensland, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Ken Johnson, American baseball pitcher (only pitcher to lose a complete game 9-inning no-hitter 1964), born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Gary F. Jones, American thoroughbred racehorse trainer ($52.6m in purses; 1,465 race wins; US Racing HOF), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Takamiyama Daigorō [Jesse Kuhaulua], American wrestler (1972 1st non-Japanese sumo champion), born in Maui, Hawaii
  • 1945 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Caju [Paulo César Lima], Brazilian footballer (Marseille), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Roberto Durán

1951 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer (4-weight world champion), born in El Chorrillo, Panama

  • 1952 Aleksandr Zaitsev, Soviet pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1955 Tree Rollins, American NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 1957 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • 1958 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer, born in Karl-Marx-Stadt,, East Germany
  • 1961 Robbie Kerr, Australian cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • 1962 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • 1963 Mohsin Kamal, Pakistani cricketer (fast bowler for Pakistan), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • 1965 J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1966 Randy Barnes, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1996; WR 23.12m), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1967 Jürgen Klopp, German football manager (Liverpool), born in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • 1968 Matt Turk, American NFL punter (Washington Redskins), born in Greenfield, Wisconsin
  • 1968 Nehemiah Perry, Jamaican cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner for the West Indies), bornin Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1969 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer (Manchester United, Wales), born in Barnsley, England
  • 1970 Cobi Jones, American soccer player and commentator (Los Angeles Galaxy.), born in Detroit, Michigan

Phil Mickelson

1970 Phil Mickelson, American golfer (6-time PGA Tour major winner, US Masters 2004, 06, 10), born in San Diego, California

  • 1971 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • 1974 David Fizdale, American basketball head coach (New York Knicks 2018-19; Memphis Grizzlies 2016-17), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Asa Carlsson, Swedish tennis player (1995 Futures-Stockholm), born in Vasteras, Sweden
  • 1977 Kerry Wood, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in Irving, Texas
  • 1977 Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
  • 1978 Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Brad Gushue, Canadian curler (2006 Olympic Gold), born in St Johns, Newfoundland
  • 1980 Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • 1980 Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer (1860 Munich, Austria), born in Gussing, Austria
  • 1981 Benjamin Becker, German tennis player
  • 1981 Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Canada), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • 1981 Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
  • 1982 Chris Wingert, American soccer player, born in Babylon, New York
  • 1983 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • 1984 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey left wing (#1 pick NHL Draft 2002; 6 x NHL All Star; Olympic gold 2010, 14; World C'ship gold 2007; Columbus BJs, NY Rangers), born in Brampton, Ontario
  • 1984 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
  • 1986 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • 1986 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer and goalkeeper (Galatasaray, Uganda), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1986 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • 1986 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • 1987 Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer (Hertha Berlin, Norway), born in Trondheim, Norway
  • 1989 Odion Ighalo, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2000 Bianca Andreescu, Canadian tennis player (US Open 2019), born in Mississauga, Ontario