Birthdays in Sport on June 7

  • 1875 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)

Clarence DeMar

1888 Clarence DeMar [Mr. DeMarathon], American marathon runner and 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, born in Madeira, Ohio (d. 1958)

  • 1893 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • 1899 John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1913 Dallas Shirley, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (officiated 2,000+ games in 33-year career), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), born in Maesteg, Wales (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 56; Cleveland Indians) and announcer (Cleveland Indians 1964-97), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1937 Bert Sugar, American sports writer (editor / publisher The Ring magazine; Sting like a Bee; The Ageless Warrior), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1947 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1952 Hubert Auriol, French off-road motorcyclist and auto racer (Dakar Rally 1981, 83, 92), born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (d. 2021)
  • 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 Philippe Boccara, American kayaker (Olympics silver 1996; World C'ship gold 1985, 87, 90-91), born in Le Mans, France
  • 1962 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleveland Rockers, Olympics - gold, 1984), born in Lucedale, Mississippi
  • 1962 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver, born in Ibaraki, Japan
  • 1964 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1964 Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 27 wickets; 44 ODIs; chairman of selectors; international match referee), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1966 Dan Payne, Canadian football tackle (Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989; Toronto Argonauts 1996, 97; B.C. Lions 2000), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1967 Terance Mathis, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl, All-Pro 1994; Atlanta Falcons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Melissa Coombes, American 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, Russian NHL right wing (Quebec, Montreal, Edmonton), born in Balakovo, Russia
  • 1970 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • 1970 Mike Modano, Hockey Hall of Fame center (Dallas Stars; 8-time NHL All Star), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 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, Canadian skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1974 Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian pro tennis player (Men's Doubles champ - French Open, 1999 & 2001; Wimbledon, 1999; US Open, 2002), born in Chennai, India
  • 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
  • 1979 Hilary Lunke, American golfer (US Open 2003), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • 1979 Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer

Anna Kournikova

1981 Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1999, 2002), born in Moscow, USSR

  • 1981 Kevin Kyle, Scottish soccer striker (Scotland 10 caps, Sunderland), born in Stranraer, Wigtownshire
  • 1986 Keegan Bradley, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2011), born in Woodstock, Vermont
  • 1988 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)