Birthdays in Sport on June 21

  • 1866 Lena Rice, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), born in Marlhill, Ireland (d. 1907)
  • 1889 Ralph Craig, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1972)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1905 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Jackie Collum, baseball player
  • 1929 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*)
  • 1930 Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia)
  • 1931 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), born in Syracuse, Sicily (d. 2016)
  • 1937 John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • 1938 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • 1944 Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete
  • 1948 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), born in Drouin, Victoria (d. 2011)
  • 1950 Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • 1953 Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
  • 1954 Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • 1955 Michel Platini, French footballer
  • 1956 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1957 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)
  • 1959 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1961 Karen Barber, ice skater
  • 1962 Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver
  • 1963 Jeff Musselman, baseball player
  • 1963 Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1966 David Williams, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers, NY Jets)
  • 1967 Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1967 Michele Smith, Califon NJ, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1967 Robert Drummond, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1968 Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1968 Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1969 Donovan Osborne, Roseville CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970 Brandon Moore, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 John Roethlisberger, Afton Minn, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996)
  • 1971 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971 Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Billy Milner, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Heath Rylance, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Jamal Ellis, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Marv Marshall, NFL/WLAF receiver (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Tony Berti, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer
  • 1973 Alyson Annan, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973 Merlakia Jones, WNBA guard/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1973 Sammie Burroughs, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1974 Rob Kelly, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974 Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver
  • 1974 Rob Kelly, American football player
  • 1976 Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • 1976 Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Jochen Hecht, Mannheim GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1978 Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
  • 1978 Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • 1980 Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980 Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
  • 1981 Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Anthony Morelli, American football player
  • 1985 Byron Schammer, AFL footballer
  • 1987 Dale Thomas, AFL footballer
  • 1987 Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer