Birthdays in Sport on June 9

  • 1882 Bobby Kerr, Canadian sprinter (d. 1963)
  • 1893 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1898 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • 1905 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Ingolf Dahl, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1919 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • 1921 Agnes Keleti, Hungary gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1924 Christine Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1924 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Roy Smalley, shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees)
  • 1929 Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • 1931 Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)/mgr (NY Yankees)
  • 1934 Helga Haase, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1936 Mick O'Dwyer, Gaelic footballer and manager, born in Waterville, Ireland
  • 1937 Sven Conrad Stayers, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1962)
  • 1938 Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)

  • 1939 David Hobbs (auto racer)
  • 1940 Dick Vitale, American sportscaster (ESPN, ABC "Oh Baby!")
  • 1942 Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)
  • 1945 Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1945 Luis OcaƱa, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • 1948 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • 1951 Dave Parker, baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978)
  • 1957 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)
  • 1959 Peter Fowler, Hornsby NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1960 Nancy Taylor, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964 Wayman Tisdale, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1965 Jeff Williams, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966 Anthony Martino, CFL punter (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1967 Robert Reading, 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1968 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1969 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Harry Van Hofwegen, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Russ Romaniuk, Winnipeg, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1971 D'Marco Farr, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • 1971 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer
  • 1972 Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )
  • 1972 Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

  • 1973 Chris Villarrial, center/guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Grant Marshall, Mississauga, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1973 Orlondo Steinauer, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1973 Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1974 Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1974 Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Randy Winn, American baseball player
  • 1975 Andrew Symonds, cricketer (Birmingham, brilliant Qld & Gloucs batsman)
  • 1975 Carolyne Lepage, 48 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Otto Addo, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1975 Jeff Saturday, American football player
  • 1977 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1977 Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
  • 1978 Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Miroslav Klose, German footballer
  • 1980 Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • 1980 Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer
  • 1980 Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • 1983 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
  • 1984 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • 1985 Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 2000 Laurie Hernandez, American gymnast (Olympic team gold, individual silver 2016), born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey