Birthdays in Sport on June 3

  • 1891 Mary Browne, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-14), born in Ventura County, California (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Norman Gallichan, New Zealand cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • 1906 Walter Robins, English cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder), born in Stafford, England (d. 1968)
  • 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, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (58 Tests; 6 x 100s; 85 wickets) and ICC Match Referee (50 Tests 1993-2002), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1930 Michael Melle, South African cricketer (pace bowler of early 1950's), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1931 Lindy Remigino, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1952), born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Jim Gentile, American MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco
  • 1936 Colin Meads 'Pinetree', New Zealand rugby union player (All Black great), born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1978, 80), born in Caen, France (d. 2021)
  • 1939 Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Richard Edwards, West Indian cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 18 wickets; Barbados), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1942 Duane Josephson, MLB baseball catcher, 1965-72 (Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox), born in New Hampton, Iowa (d. 1997)

Billy CunninghamBilly Cunningham (79 years old)

1943 American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach (NBA champion player & coach Philadelphia 76ers), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1944 Eddy Ottoz, Italian athlete (hurdles) and coach, born in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
  • 1944 Edith McGuire, US 200m sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), born in Addington, Surrey (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Hale Irwin, American golfer (US Open 1974, 79, 90; US Senior Open 1998, 2000), born in Joplin, Missouri
  • 1947 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1950 Marlene Elejarde, Cuban athlete 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1951 David Ogilvie, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • 1952 David Richards, Welsh motor racing entrepreneur (chairman Prodrive, Motorsport UK, Aston Martin, team principal BAR, Benetton F1 teams; World Rally C'ship 1981), born in Denbighshire, Wales
  • 1956 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • 1956 Suren Nalbandyan, Soviet Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Geghard, Armenia, Soviet Union
  • 1957 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player, born in Plau am See, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • 1959 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Barry Lyons, American MLB player, born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1960 Carl Rackemann, Australian cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1960 Steve Lyons, American MLB player and sports commentator, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1961 César Zabala, Paraguayan soccer defender (49 caps; Cerro Porteño), born in Luque, Paraguay (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Kevin Arnott, Zimbabwean cricketer (batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
  • 1961 Peter Glen Vidmar, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Connie Price-Smith, American discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1963 Deb Richard, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 1963 Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis player
  • 1964 Nelson Liriano, Dominican MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Wasim AkramWasim Akram (56 years old)

1966 Pakistani cricketer, left arm fast bowler, coach and commentator, born in Lahore, Pakistan

  • 1967 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967 William "Bill" Carlucci, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Alfred Kotey, Ghanaian boxer (WBO Bantamweight C'ship 1994-95), born in Accra, Ghana (d. 2020)
  • 1970 Andrea Congreaves, British WNBA player (Charlotte Sting), born in Epsom, England
  • 1970 Carl Everett, baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1970 Evgeni Berzin, Russian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1994), born in Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast
  • 1970 Peter Newton, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Kailua, Hawaii
  • 1971 Aaron Ledesma, MLB baseball infielder, 1995-2000 (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and 3 other teams), born in Union City, California
  • 1971 Carl Everett, American MLB outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1972 Robert Kennedy, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (NZ 4 Tests), born in Dunedin, NZ
  • 1973 Charles Emanuel, American NFL safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Indiantown, Florida
  • 1973 Sargis Sargsian, Armenian tennis player (1995 NCAA), born in Yerevan, Armenia
  • 1975 José Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1976 Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver, born in Joplin, Missouri
  • 1977 Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player and coach, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Cris [Cristiano Gomes], Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Guarulhos, Brazil
  • 1977 Travis Hafner, American MLB first baseman (tied MLB record 6 grand slams 2006), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • 1980 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1982 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian athlete (Olympic gold pole vault 2004, 08; WR 5.06 2009; World C'ship gold 2005, 07, 13), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1985 Łukasz Piszczek, Polish footballer (Borussia Dortmund), born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
  • 1986 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • 1986 Al Horford, Dominican basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal (36 years old)

1986 Spanish tennis player (Record 22 Grand Slam singles titles - 14 x French Open), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • 1986 Tomas Verner, Czech ice skater, born in Písek, Czech Republic
  • 1989 Katie Hoff, American swimmer, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1991 Yordano Ventura, Dominican MLB pitcher (Kansas City Royals), born in Samaná, Dominican Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1992 Mario Götze, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Memmingen, Germany
  • 1993 Otto Porter Jr., American NBA player (Washington Wizards), born in St Louis, Missouri