Birthdays in Sport on June 8

  • 1879 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), born in Isington, England (d. 1965)
  • 1906 Nazir Ali, Indian cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (Dodgers, Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1914 Joseph de Pietro, American 56kg weightlifter (Olympic gold 1948), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Byron White, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962-93), born in Fort Collins, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1993)
  • 1924 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Del Ennis, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1929 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61), born in Bangalore, India (d. 2009)
  • 1932 Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and captain, born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1939 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Mark Belanger, American baseball player, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1945 Derek Underwood, England cricket spin bowler (86 Tests, 297 wickets), born in Bromley, England
  • 1946 Richie Robinson, Australian cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977), born in East Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949 Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany

  • 1953 Ad Tak, Dutch professional cyclist, born in Nieuwe Gastel
  • 1957 Don Robinson, American baseball player
  • 1958 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1960 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1961 Kevin Gross, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California
  • 1963 John Restino, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Tommy Armour), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1963 Susan Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1964 Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, 4X400m runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1964 Nelli [Antoinette HC] Fiere-Cooman, Neth, runner (WR 60 m in 7.00)
  • 1965 Kevin Ritz, Eatonstown NJ, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1966 Brian Williams, NFL center (NY Giants)
  • 1967 Kathryn Marshall, Dundee Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr)
  • 1967 Stephane Simian, French tennis star
  • 1967 Willie Williams, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1969 Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Laurel Martin, Hummelstown PA, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Troy Vincent, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Elena Brioukhovets, Odessa Ukraine, tennis star (finalist 1990 Moscow)
  • 1971 Jamie Morgan, Australia, tennis star
  • 1971 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL centers (Hamilton Tiger Cats, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
  • 1973 Bryant Reeves, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1973 Michael Sheldon, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1974 Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1975 Bryan McCabe, St Catherines, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1976 Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold 1996), born Palos Verdes, California
  • 1976 Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977 Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)
  • 1979 Pete Orr, Canadian baseball player
  • 1979 Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican football player
  • 1981 Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver
  • 1982 Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • 1982 Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • 1983 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium
  • 1984 Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
  • 1985 Alexandre Despatie, French-Canadian diver
  • 1986 Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player