Birthdays in Sport on June 27

  • 1886 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (Governor-General), born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1917 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • 1918 Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1936), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, born in Delphi, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • 1930 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Eddie Kasko, American Major League baseball player, born in Linden, New Jersey
  • 1938 Gordon Rorke, Australian cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's), born in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1939 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s), born in Cheltenham, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2000)
  • 1943 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944 Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist, 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • 1945 Catherine Lacoste, French golfer (US Women's Open 1967), born in Paris, France
  • 1945 John M. Veitch, American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred horse trainer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1948 Angel Penna Jr., horse trainer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1950 Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Barron County, Wisconsin
  • 1951 Ulf Andersson, Swedish International Chess Grandmaster (1972), born in Västerås, Sweden
  • 1953 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • 1956 Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Brad Childress, American football coach, born in Aurora, Illinois
  • 1963 Stephen Peterson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Johnny Benson Jr., American NASCAR driver, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1964 Chuck Person, American NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Brantley, Alabama
  • 1966 Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1966 Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star (1990 Strasbourg), born in Tucumán, Argentina
  • 1966 Rob Harbison, American 3x40 rifle shooter (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Fallston, Maryland
  • 1967 Lester Archambeau, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Montville, New Jersey
  • 1967 Michelle Torres, American tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970 Petra Langrová, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles), born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970 Ricardo Jordan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 1970 Jim Edmonds, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1971 Brant Boyer, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1971 Jimmy Kemp, American CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1973 Heath Irwin, American football guard (New England Patriots), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1973 Jennifer Brundage, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orange, California
  • 1973 Wendell Davis, American football cornerback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1974 Juran Bolden, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1975 Porter Collins, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Sarah Evanetz, 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1975 Daryle Ward, American baseball player (Houston Astros), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1976 Johnny Estrada, American baseball player, born in Hayward, California
  • 1977 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer (Veendam), born in Gniezno, Poland
  • 1977 Raúl, Spanish footballer (Real Madrid), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1980 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1980 Craig Terrill, American football player, born in Lebanon, Indiana
  • 1983 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • 1984 Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer (İstanbul Başakşehir), born in Olten, Switzerland
  • 1985 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player (US Open 2004, French Open 2009), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1985 Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver (F1 Champion 2016), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • 1985 James Hook, Welsh rugby player, born in Port Talbot, Wales
  • 1986 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1988 Kate Ziegler, American swimmer, born in Fairfax, Virginia