Birthdays in Sport on June 19

  • 1851 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Frank Iredale, cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99)
  • 1903 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1912 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • 1924 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1934 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • 1940 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1942 Willie Frazier, AFL/NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1960 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1962 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1962 Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • 1962 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • 1963 Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
  • 1964 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • 1965 Karen Davies, Wrexham N Wales, golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One-6th)
  • 1968 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1970 Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Leonard Humphries, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Quincy Dushawn Watts, 400m runner, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1972 Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1973 Jahine Arnold, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 1975 Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1975 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1976 Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1976 Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • 1977 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1978 Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • 1978 Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • 1978 Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Soni Meduna, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1979 John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1979 Quentin Jammer, American football player
  • 1980 Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • 1980 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • 1982 David Pollack, American football player
  • 1982 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • 1983 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17), born in Leicester, England
  • 1986 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • 1991 Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player