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Birthdays in Sport on March 6

Person of interestMolla Mallory

1884 Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, American-Norwegian tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1915-18, 20-22, 26), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • 1885 Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)
  • 1898 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • 1898 Jimmy Conzelman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach, team owner (Chicago Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • 1903 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Leonard Tose, owner NFL Philadelphia Eagles 1969-85, born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • 1926 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • 1931 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Kim Elgie, South African cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • 1933 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Ron Delany, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in Arklow, Republic of Ireland
  • 1935 Derek Kevan, Ripon, England, footballer (14 caps), (d. 2013)

  • 1939 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • 1940 Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Dick Fosbury, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1949 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • 1951 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1956 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, born in Oddington, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1957 Mike Gatting, England cricket batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • 1960 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard
  • 1962 Alison Nicholas, English golfer (US Open 1997), born in Gibraltar
  • 1965 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1966 Cliff Meidl, American sprint kayak (Olympics 1996 & 2000), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • 1966 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1967 Bennie Dekker, Dutch football player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap), born in Ermelo, Netherlands
  • 1968 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1969 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Scott Stahoviak, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1971 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1971 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • 1972 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Person of interestShaquille O'Neal

1972 Shaquille O'Neal, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1996), born in Newark, New Jersey

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 1973 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1973 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1973 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973 Terry Adams, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1977 Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
  • 1977 Marcus Thames, American baseball player
  • 1978 Sage Rosenfels, American Football Player
  • 1979 Erik Bedard, Canadian baseball player
  • 1979 Ryan Nyquist, American BMX rider, born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1983 Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
  • 1989 Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player (WTA Finals champion 2015), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1993 Ning Zetao, Chinese swimmer (2015 World Championships, 2014 Asian Games), born in Zhengzhou, China