Birthdays in Sport on June 29

  • 1864 Wilbert Robinson, American Baseball HOF catcher (Philadelphia A's, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Robins), born in Bolton, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • 1880 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1889 Willie Macfarlane, Scottish golfer (US Open 1925), 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 (d. 2021)
  • 1933 Bob Shaw, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), born in Kyōtango Kyoto, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1936 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; World C'ship gold singles 1957-59), born in Akron, Ohio

Harmon KillebrewHarmon Killebrew (1936-2011)

American Baseball HOF utility (13 × MLB All-Star; AL MVP 1969; 6 × AL HR leader; Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho

  • 1939 Alan Connolly, Australian cricket fast bowler (29 Tests, 102 wickets; Victoria), born in Skipton, Australia
  • 1939 Ron Headley, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; son of WI great George Headley; Worcestershire), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1940 John Dawes, Welsh rugby union centre (22 caps Wales, 4 caps British & Irish Lions; London Welsh; Barbarians), born in Abercarn, Wales (d. 2021)
  • 1940 Nancy Ramey, American swimmer (WR 100m butterfly 1:09.1 1959; 200m butterfly 2:40.5 1958; Olympic silver 100m butterfly 1956), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1941 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941 Margitta Gummel-Helmbold, German track & field athlete (Olympic gold GDR women's shot put 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1942 Larry Snyder, American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1969; George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award 1989), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Claude Humphrey, American Pro Football HOF defensive end (6 × Pro Bowl, 5 × First-team All-Pro Atlanta Falcons; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • 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
  • 1954 Rick Honeycutt, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1956 Pedro Guerrero, Dominican MLB player (LA Dodgers), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Rosa MotaRosa Mota (64 years old)

1958 Portuguese long distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 1988; World C'ship gold marathon 1987), born in Porto, Portugal

  • 1960 Sergei Kopylov, Soviet cyclist (Olympic gold 1980), born in Tula, Soviet Union
  • 1964 Pepper Johnson, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 Paul Jarvis, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), born in Redcar, England
  • 1966 John Part, Canadian darts player and commentator (PDC World C'ship 2003, 08; BDO World C'ship 1994), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 John Wehner, American MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Theoren Fleury, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada), born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1969 Erik Tammer, American soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969 Simon Brown, English cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Durham, Northamptonshire), born in Cleadon, England
  • 1970 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • 1971 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • 1971 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1971 Wendee Espinosa, American baseball outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • 1973 George Hincapie, American road cyclist (Olympics-76th-92, 96), born in Queens, New York
  • 1979 Andy O'Brien, Irish soccer defender (26 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newcastle United), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1979 Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, silver 2012, bronze 2004, 12), born in Borne, Netherlands
  • 1979 Matthew Bode, Australian rules football player (Adelaide Football Club)
  • 1980 Martin Truex Jr, American auto racer (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion 2017), born in Mayetta, New Jersey
  • 1981 Joe Johnson, American basketball player, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1981 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, born in Orán, Province of Salta, Argentina (d. 2005)
  • 1985 Quintin Demps, American football player (Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1988 Éver Banega, Argentine footballer (Sevilla FC), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1990 Ryu So-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2011, ANA Inspiration 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1991 Kawhi Leonard, American basketball forward (NBA champion, Finals MVP 2014), born in Los Angeles, CA
  • 1994 Leandro Paredes, Argentine footballer (Paris Saint-Germain), born in San Justo, Argentina
  • 1995 Nicholas Latifi, Iranian-Canadian racing driver (Formula One), born in Montreal, Quebec