Birthdays in Sport on March 6

Person of interestMolla Mallory

1884 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), 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, NFL quarterback and coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • 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 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, outfielder/1st baseman (Pirates, 1971 NL HR leader)
  • 1947 Richard "Dick" Fosbury, high jumper (Olympic gold 1968), 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)
  • 1958 Mike Gatting, English cricketer
  • 1960 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard
  • 1962 Alison Nicholas, Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)
  • 1965 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1966 Cliff Meidl, Redondon Beach California, sprint kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1968 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968 Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Scott Stahoviak, Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 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, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, 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, Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 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
  • 1993 Ning Zetao, Chinese swimmer (2015 World Championships, 2014 Asian Games), born in Zhengzhou, China