On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on June 2

  • 1865 George Lohmann, England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), born in Kensington, England (d. 1901)
  • 1869 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • 1904 Johnny Weissmuller, American actor (Tarzan), swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Romania (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • 1920 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)

Person of interestCharlie Sifford

1922 Charlie Sifford, American golfer (first African-American to join PGA Tour, 2 titles), born in Charlotte North Carolina (d. 2015)

  • 1929 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Bob Lillis, baseball player
  • 1931 Larry Jackson, baseball player
  • 1933 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • 1936 Vladimir Golubnichy, Soviet walker (Olympic gold 20k 1960, 68), born in Sumy, Ukraine
  • 1938 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1940 Jim Maloney, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1965; pitched 2 x no-hitters 1965, 1 in 1969; Cincinnati Reds), born in Fresno, California
  • 1940 Yuri Pshenichnikov, Soviet soccer goalkeeper and coach (19 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, CSKA Moscow), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario

  • 1944 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Poul Jensen, Danish sailor (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1946 Roger Freed, baseball player
  • 1949 Stewart Ginn, Australian golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2002), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1951 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • 1953 Craig Stadler, American golfer (US Masters 1982), born in San Diego, California
  • 1959 Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1960 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • 1961 Kerry Junna-Saxby, Australian 10k walker (Olympics-15th-1992, 96)
  • 1962 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • 1963 Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
  • 1965 Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,029 NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings), born in Duncan, British Columbia
  • 1965 Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer (twin of Steve)
  • 1965 Steve Waugh, Australian cricket captain
  • 1967 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Kenny Atkinson, American basketball head coach (Brooklyn Nets 2016-19; Director Player Development, Houston Rockets 2007–08), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1969 David Wheaton, tennis star (1987 US junior boys), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969 Kurt Abbott, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1970 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1970 Eric Riley, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1970 Marty Mcinnis, American NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Mike Kelly, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Brad Ottis, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Dwayne Joseph, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Jayantha Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test left-arm spinner 1995)
  • 1974 Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1974 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • 1975 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975 Sally Newmarch, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Elly Hutton, Australian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1976 Earl Boykins, American basketball player

Person of interestAbby Wambach

1980 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals), born in Rochester, New York

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 1981 Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
  • 1981 Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis pl
  • 1983 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • 1988 Sergio Agüero, Argentine soccer striker (96 caps; Manchester City; leading overseas goal scorer in EPL history), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1988 Patrik Berglund, Swedish hockey player
  • 1989 Steve Smith, Australian cricket batsman (Test batting rating of 947, 2nd-highest of all time), born in Sydney, NSW