On This Day

Year 1969 in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 710

  • May 23 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
  • May 24 Martin McCague, England team cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94), born in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • May 27 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 27 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 27 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • May 27 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 28 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Juliet Haslam, Australian hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide
  • Jun 1 Ari Sulander, Finnish ice hockey goaltender (World C'ship gold 1995; Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 1 Erin Hartwell, American time trial cyclist (Olympic bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 1 Luis García Postigo, Mexican soccer striker (79 caps; UNAM, Atlético Madrid, Real Sociedad) and commentator (TV Azteca), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jun 2 David Wheaton, tennis star (1987 US junior boys), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 2 Kurt Abbott, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • Jun 3 Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 4 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jun 4 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Jun 4 Tine Moberg-Parker, Canada Europe class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jun 6 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Jun 6 Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
  • Jun 7 Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Jun 7 Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 8 Laurel Martin, American field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 9 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 10 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 10 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 11 Johan Hansma, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Marknesse, Netherlands
  • Jun 12 Kevin Turner, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Jun 12 Mathieu Schneider, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • Jun 13 Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian shot put athlete (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bryansk, Russia
  • Jun 14 Éric Desjardins, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada), born in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 14 Eugene Chung, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts), born in Prince George's County, Maryland

Person of interestSteffi Graf

Jun 14 Steffi Graf, German tennis player (Golden Slam 1988, 22 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Mannheim, Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Person of interestCedric Pioline

Jun 15 Cedric Pioline, French tennis player (runner-up US Open 1993, Wimbledon 1997), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • Jun 15 Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jun 15 Sheldon Kennedy, Brandon, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jun 15 Oliver Kahn, German footballer
  • Jun 16 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • Jun 16 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 16 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • Jun 17 Karen Nystrom, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic silver 1998), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 17 Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Olympics 1998)
  • Jun 17 Paul Tergat, Kenyan long distance runner, born in Riwo, Baringo District, Kenya
  • Jun 18 Jay Leeuwenburg, American NFL guard/center (Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 20 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Jun 20 Malivai Washington, tennis star (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • Jun 21 Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jun 21 Donovan Osborne, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Roseville, California
  • Jun 22 Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 23 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jun 24 Melissa Gurney, California, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
  • Jun 24 Sean Maye, 400m/800m runner
  • Jun 24 Todd Lewis, 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 24 Thabo Mngomeni, Cape Town, South African football player
  • Jun 25 Alina Ivanova, Russian race walker (indoor 3K world record), born in Kildishevo, Yadrinsky District, Russia
  • Jun 25 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • Jun 25 Jurgen Streppel, Dutch soccer player (Telstar/RKC), born in Voorst, Netherlands
  • Jun 26 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 26 Mike Myers, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Troy Auzenne, American NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in El Monte, California
  • Jun 26 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer, born in Messancy, Belgium
  • Jun 29 Erik Tammer, American soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jun 29 Simon Brown, English cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Durham, Northamptonshire), born in Cleadon, England
  • Jun 30 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 30 Ken Gernander, American NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Jun 30 Kristina Farrar Stookey, American 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Martha Vineyard, Massachusetts

Person of interestSanath Jayasuriya

Jun 30 Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka

  • Jul 1 Gary Brown, American NFL running back and coach (Houston Oilers), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 John LeClair, American NHL left wing (first American-born player to score 50 goals in 3 straight NHL seasons; Philadelphia Flyers), born in St Albans, Vermont
  • Jul 6 Sophia Witherspoon, American WNBA guard (NY Liberty), born in Fort Pierce, Florida

Person of interestJoe Sakic

Jul 7 Joe Sakic, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002) and executive (GM Colorado Avalanche), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Jul 7 Sylke Otto, German luger, born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • Jul 8 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jul 8 Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jul 8 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 8 Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
  • Jul 9 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jul 9 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • Jul 10 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 12 Alan Mullally, English cricket left-arm fast bowler (19 Tests, 58 wickets; 50 ODIs, 63 wickets), born in Southend-on-Sea, England
  • Jul 13 Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 13 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jul 13 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • Jul 14 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jul 15 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jul 15 Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • Jul 15 Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Jul 15 Peter Ciavaglia, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
  • Jul 16 Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jul 17 Tommy Soderstrom, Swedish NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 20 Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
  • Jul 23 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 23 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jul 23 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
  • Jul 24 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jul 24 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • Jul 24 Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport