Birthdays in Sport on June 28

  • 1886 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1888 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
  • 1902 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • 1917 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1923 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1925 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete
  • 1928 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • 1931 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
  • 1937 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Al Downing, American baseball player
  • 1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic gold 1964)

  • 1949 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • 1950 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1952 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1955 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • 1957 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • 1958 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)

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1960 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

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  • 1961 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1962 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • 1963 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • 1964 Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
  • 1964 Susan Mascarin, American tennis player, born in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • 1965 Michele Timms, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1966 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Matt Karchner, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
  • 1971 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1971 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 1971 Greg Evans, NFL/WLAF safety (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Greg Keagle, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York

  • 1971 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1971 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • 1971 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
  • 1972 Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
  • 1972 Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1973 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1973 Brian Maisonneuve, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete, born in Szeged, Hungary
  • 1974 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
  • 1975 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • 1976 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
  • 1976 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder
  • 1977 Lindsay Lee, tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1977 Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • 1979 Randy McMichael, American football player
  • 1979 Jimmy Spithill, Australian sailor (America's Cup winning helmsman 2010, 2013), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1985 Phil Bardsley, English football player