Birthdays in Sport on June 29

  • 1881 Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1889 Willie MacFarlane, Scottish professional golfer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1933 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1936 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1936 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s), born in Skipton, Victoria, Australia
  • 1939 Ron Headley, West Indian cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973), born in Mountain View, Vineyard Town, Kingston, Jamaica Current a
  • 1941 Margitta Gummel, German shot putter (Olympic gold 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1941 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1947 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1949 Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1952 Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • 1954 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1956 Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
  • 1958 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
  • 1958 Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner and 1st Portuguese sportswoman to win Olympic gold (1988 Seoul Olympics), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1959 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1964 Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1965 Paul Jarvis, cricketer (England pace bowler 1988-93)
  • 1966 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 John Wehner, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)
  • 1969 Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1969 Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)
  • 1970 Troy Drayton, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
  • 1971 Dennis Gerritsen, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1971 Mike Sillinger, Regina, NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks)
  • 1971 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • 1972 Fabrice L'Henry, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1973 George Hincapie, road cyclist (Olympics-76th-92, 96), born in Queens, New York
  • 1975 Mathew Gates, Baldock England, dance skater (& Chalom-1995 Nat Jr champ)
  • 1977 Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979 Andy O'Brien, English footballer (Republic of Ireland), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1979 Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • 1980 Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
  • 1981 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1981 Joe Johnson, American basketball player, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1985 Quintin Demps, American football player
  • 1988 Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
  • 1990 Ryu So-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2011, ANA Inspiration 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea