Birthdays in Sport on June 16

  • 1821 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908)
  • 1906 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • 1914 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)
  • 1916 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • 1923 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1925 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1927 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Brian Statham, cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades)
  • 1933 Ken Johnson, MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • 1949 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • 1951 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
  • 1952 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1955 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 1957 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • 1958 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • 1961 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • 1962 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • 1963 Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )
  • 1965 J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965 Johannes Harisch, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1966 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1966 [Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Olympic silver/gold-88, 96)
  • 1968 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
  • 1969 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 1969 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • 1970 Michael Husted, NFL place kicker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Person of interestPhil Mickelson

1970 Phil Mickelson, American golfer (5-time PGA Tour major winner, 3 x Masters), born in San Diego, California

  • 1970 Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • 1971 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972 Simon Khan, English golfer
  • 1973 Shannon Myers, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1973 Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Asa Carlsson, Vasteras Sweden, tennis star (1995 Futures-Stockholm)
  • 1976 Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1977 Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • 1977 Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
  • 1978 Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • 1980 Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
  • 1981 Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
  • 1981 Benjamin Becker, German tennis player
  • 1981 Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982 Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • 1983 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • 1984 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
  • 1984 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • 1986 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • 1986 Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • 1986 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1987 Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer