Birthdays in Sport on June 4

  • 1876 Robert Dower, cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9)
  • 1887 Tom Longboat, marathon runner (d. 1949)
  • 1902 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1915 Walter Hadlee, cricketer (father of Richard & Dayle), New Zealand batsman 40's
  • 1916 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • 1917 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1918 LeRoy Walker, CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1920 Marion Motley, NFL running back (all-time leading AAFC rusher)
  • 1921 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922 John McNamara, baseball player
  • 1925 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Seamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1938 Art Mahaffey, baseball player
  • 1939 Phil Linz, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees)
  • 1943 Sandra Haynie, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948 Bob Champion, horse trainer/jockey

  • 1948 Sandra Post, LPGA golfer
  • 1950 Brian Rose, cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81)
  • 1956 John Treacy, marathonr (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1956 Terry Kennedy, baseball player
  • 1956 Martin Adams, English darts player
  • 1957 Tony Pena, Monte Cristi Dom Rep, catcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1958 Tony Pigott, cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984)
  • 1959 Rod Connop, CFL corner (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1961 Cathy Marino, LPGA golfer
  • 1962 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
  • 1963 Carey Nelson, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • 1963 Jim Lachey, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963 Xavier McDaniel, NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
  • 1964 Steve Searcy, baseball player
  • 1965 Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player (10 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Beau Allred, baseball player
  • 1965 Jonathan Canter, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965 Tim Perry, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1965 Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer (5-time 500cc world champion), born in Gold Coast, Queensland
  • 1966 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1967 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Simon Sheldon-Collins, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)

  • 1969 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Tine Moberg-Parker, Canada Europe class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1970 Gary Lynagh, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Roy Janse, tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1972 Derian Hatcher, Sterling Heights MI, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1973 Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
  • 1974 James Miller, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1975 Betty Okino, Uganda, US gymnast (Olympic-92)
  • 1975 Dinanath Ramnarine, cricketer (Trinidad & Tobago leg-spinner)
  • 1975 Kurt Dreger, Ironwood Mich, dance skater (& Cronin-1997 Natl-13th)
  • 1975 Henry Burris, American Football Quarterback
  • 1977 Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
  • 1977 Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
  • 1977 Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player
  • 1979 Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
  • 1979 Daniel Vickerman, Australian rugby union player
  • 1980 François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
  • 1983 Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
  • 1984 Ian White, Canadian hockey player
  • 1985 Lukas Podolski, Polish-born footballer
  • 1985 Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
  • 1988 Leigh Adams, Australian Footballer
  • 1992 Earvin Johnson III, son of NBA forward Magic Johnson, born Los Angeles, California, United States