Birthdays in Sport on June 7

  • 1909 Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1922 Leo Reise Jr., Canadian ice hockey player, born in Stoney Creek, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1928 Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer, born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Ian Leggat, New Zealand cricketer (1 Test v South Africa 1953-54 without distinction), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1930 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer (World Cup 1958, 1952, 51 caps), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1937 Bert sugar, American sports writer (Sting like a Bee), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Terry Gale, Australian professioanal golfer, born in Yelbeni, Australia
  • 1947 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher and captain (NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1954 Lui Passaglia, CFL place kicker (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1958 Phillipe Boccara, US sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Le Mans, France
  • 1962 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • 1962 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
  • 1963 Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)
  • 1964 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1964 Graeme Labrooy, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler in 9 Tests 1986-91)
  • 1966 Dan Payne, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1966 Heathcliff Slocumb, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Queens, New York
  • 1966 Stephane Richer, Ripon, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1967 Terance Mathis, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Melissa Coombes, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1969 Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1969 Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1970 Andrei Kovalenko, Gorky Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton)
  • 1970 Chad Fann, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Mike Modano, NHL forward (Team USA, Dallas Stars), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1970 Cafu, Brazilian football player
  • 1971 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jason Caswell, Skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1974 Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • 1975 Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1976 David Diaz, American light welterweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • 1977 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player (Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers), born in Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 Tyler Johnson, baseball player
Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
  • 1981 Stephen Bywater, British goalkeeper
  • 1981 Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • 1983 Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1988 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)