On This Day

July 6, 1944 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, born in Lossiemouth, Moray (d. 2018)
  • Gunhild Hoffmeister, East German 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Forst, Germany
1944 in Sport