Birthdays in Sport on June 6

  • 1907 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1909 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), born in Princes Town, Trinidad (d. 1991)
  • 1930 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Bobby Mitchell, American NFL running back and wide receiver (Browns, Redskins), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1940 Willie-John McBride, British rugby player, born in Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • 1942 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • 1943 Asif Iqbal, Pakistani cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1943 Ken Hatfield, American football player and coach, born in Helena, Arkansas
  • 1947 Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • 1947 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • 1951 Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1956 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Person of interestBjörn Borg

1956 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1976-80), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1958 Elaine Crosby, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1959 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)

  • 1961 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1961 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • 1963 Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1963 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1965 Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1965 Wendy Wiebe, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestCam Neely

1965 Cam Neely, NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Comox, British Columbia

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 1966 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1967 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Wasim Haider, cricketer (member Pakistan's 1992 World Cup squad)
  • 1968 Brian Wright, Stillwater Oklahoma, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 NM Open-2nd)
  • 1968 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1968 Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1969 Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • 1969 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1969 Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
  • 1970 Randy Jordan, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist
  • 1970 Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer
  • 1971 Mike Craig, St Mary's, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1972 Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)
  • 1972 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1972 Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1972 Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)
  • 1973 Ashfaq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1973 Jamie Wilson, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Jon Hesse, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Olindo Mare, kicker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974 Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Niklas Sundstrom, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1976 Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder
  • 1977 David Connolly, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • 1980 Martin Devaney, English footballer
  • 1987 Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer, born in Karachi, Pakistan