Birthdays in Sport on June 3

  • 1904 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • 1906 Walter Robins, cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1911 Olaf Okern, Norwegian Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • 1921 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • 1928 John Reid, cricketer (prolific NZ batsman 1949-65)
  • 1930 Michael Melle, cricketer (South African pace bowler of early 1950's)
  • 1931 Lindy Remigino, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1952), born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco
  • 1936 Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1939 Steve Dalkowski, baseball player
  • 1940 Richard Edwards, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1968-69 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1942 Duane Josephson, baseball player

Person of interestBilly Cunningham

1943 Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • 1944 Edith McGuire, US 200m sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1944 Eddy Ottoz, Italian athlete

  • 1945 Hale S Irwin, Joplin MO, PGA golfer (1974 US Open)
  • 1947 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1950 Marlene Elejarde, 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1951 David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • 1952 David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
  • 1954 Cindy Ferro, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 Wally Weir, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1956 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • 1957 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player, born in Plau am See, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • 1958 Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • 1958 Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)
  • 1959 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • 1960 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • 1960 Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • 1961 Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
  • 1961 Peter Glen Vidmar, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1963 Deb Richard, Abbeville LA, LPGA golfer (1991 Women's Kemper Open)
  • 1963 Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1964 Nelson Liriano, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Wasim Akram, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani lefty fast bowler)
  • 1967 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967 William "Bill" Carlucci, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 1969 Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970 Carl Everett, baseball player
  • 1970 Lanee Butler, mistral sailboat sailor (Olymp-11th-1996), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1970 Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Aaron Ledesma, baseball player
  • 1971 Carl Everett, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1971 Mark Parrish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1972 Bryan Rekar, Oak Lawn IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1972 Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Robert Kennedy, cricketer (New Zealand opening bowler 1996)
  • 1973 Charles Emanuel, American NFL safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Indiantown, Florida
  • 1973 Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)
  • 1974 Ashaundai Smith, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1974 Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1975 Jamie Nails, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1975 José Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1976 Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver
  • 1977 Travis Hafner, American MLB first baseman (tied MLB record 6 grand slams 2006), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • 1977 Cris, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977 Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player
  • 1977 Travis Hafner, American baseball player
  • 1980 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1982 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 2004, 08), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1986 Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

Person of interestRafael Nadal

1986 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (17 Grand Slam singles titles - 11 French Opens), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 1986 Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • 1986 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • 1986 Al Horford, American basketball player
  • 1989 Katie Hoff, American swimmer
  • 1992 Mario Götze, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Memmingen, Germany