Birthdays in Sport on September 6

  • 1911 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Vincent DiMaggio, American baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1917 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Rudolf Plyukfelder, Soviet light heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
  • 1929 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958), born in Athens, Ohio
  • 1935 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach, born in Aldershot, England
  • 1953 Mohamed Kedir, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Ethiopia
  • 1954 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)
  • 1955 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1956 Pam Allen, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th), born in Billings, Montana
  • 1957 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player, born in Maesteg, Wales
  • 1962 Kevin Willis, American NBA center (Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 József Kiprich, Hungarian soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Tatabánya, Hungary
  • 1963 Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer (Chelsea, Everton), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1966 Joan Guetschow, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968 Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
  • 1969 Aaron Pierce, American NFL halfback (NY Giants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969 Doug Pirini, New Zealand decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Ben Finegold, American chess player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete (won two ITU Triathlon World Championships), born in Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1970 Igor Korolev, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Torrance Small, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1971 Anthony Goldwire, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1971 Holli Hyche, American runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Pavel Patera, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • 1971 Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • 1972 Eric Zeier, American NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1972 Frank Rocca, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Calabria, Italy
  • 1973 Greg Rusedski, Canadian-British tennis star (1995 Seoul), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 Carlo Cudicini, Italian football goalkeeper, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1974 Tim Henman, English tennis player, born in Oxford, England
  • 1975 Derrek Lee, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1976 Danny Blankers, Dutch soccer player (PSV/Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • 1976 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Nara, Japan
  • 1978 Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
  • 1979 Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer, born in Galliate, Italy
  • 1979 Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer, born in La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico
  • 1980 Samuel Peter, Nigerian-American heavyweight boxer, born in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
  • 1980 Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer (Nigerian national team captain), born in Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • 1980 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer, born in Hiroshima
  • 1981 Mark Teahen, American-Canadian baseball player, born in Redlands, California
  • 1985 Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer, born in Malé, Maldives
  • 1985 Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver, born in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1989 Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer, born in Polygyros, Greece