Birthdays in Sport on June 2

George LohmannGeorge Lohmann (1865-1901)

England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), born in Kensington, England

  • 1866 Jack O'Connor, American baseball catcher (Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Browns) and manager (St. Louis Browns), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1937)

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller (1904-1984)

Romanian-American actor (Tarzan) and swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania)

  • 1908 Gordon Weir, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests, 3 x 50; Auckland CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)

Charlie SiffordCharlie Sifford (1922-2015)

American golfer (first African-American to join PGA Tour, 2 titles), born in Charlotte North Carolina

  • 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, American baseball pitcher (5x MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nampa, Idaho (d. 1990)
  • 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
  • 1950 Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian soccer midfielder (14 caps, Yugoslavia; FC Partizan, FC Bordeaux) and manager (Cyprus, PAOK, Partizan), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • 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 Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer (twin of Steve)
  • 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 Steve Waugh, Australian cricket captain
  • 1967 Kenny Atkinson, American basketball head coach (Brooklyn Nets 2016-19; Director Player Development, Houston Rockets 2007–08), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1967 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; World Series 1998-2000; NY Yankees), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • 1974 Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1975 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975 Sally Newmarch, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • 1976 Elly Hutton, Australian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)

Abby WambachAbby Wambach (42 years old)

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

  • 1981 Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
  • 1981 Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis player, born in Sievierodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1983 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • 1988 Patrik Berglund, Swedish hockey player
  • 1988 Sergio Agüero, Argentine soccer striker (96 caps; Manchester City; leading overseas goal scorer in EPL history), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1989 Steve Smith, Australian cricket batsman and captain (HS 239; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia