Birthdays in Sport on June 30

  • 1890 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • 1900 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
  • 1913 Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
  • 1915 Charles Rowe, cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946))
  • 1920 Zeno Colo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1925 Jim Levitch, horse trainer
  • 1925 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1930 Mac Benson, horse trainer
  • 1933 Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
  • 1938 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1938 William Mervin Mills, 10K runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1941 John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
  • 1941 Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
  • 1944 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
  • 1949 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Pablo Castillo, jockey
  • 1955 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
  • 1957 Sarah McGuire, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1957 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
  • 1959 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1959 Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1961 Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • 1962 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
  • 1965 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1965 Steve Duchesne, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1965 Gary Pallister, English footballer

Person of interestMike Tyson

1966 "Iron" Mike Tyson, American boxer and youngest ever heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1966 Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Rudi Steyn, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995)
  • 1967 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
  • 1968 Dan Peltier, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • 1968 Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1969 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • 1969 Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1996)

Person of interestSanath Jayasuriya

1969 Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer and opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka

  • 1971 Ann Marsh, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1972 Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Garret Anderson, outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer
  • 1973 Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1973 Dodda Ganesh, cricketer (Karnataka & India pace bowler 1997)
  • 1974 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • 1974 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
  • 1975 Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

1975 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 1980 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Can Artam, Turkish racing driver
  • 1981 Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player
  • 1981 Ben Utecht, American football Player
  • 1982 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • 1983 Marlin Jackson, American football player
  • 1984 Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer

Person of interestMichael Phelps

1985 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (world record 28 Olympic medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1985 Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
  • 1985 Cody Runnels, American wrestler
  • 1986 Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model