Birthdays in Sport in 1914

  • Jan 4 Herman Franks, American baseball player
  • Jan 9 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jan 19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)

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Jan 31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Feb 8 Bert Haas, baseball player
  • Feb 9 Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • Feb 14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • Feb 23 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • Feb 25 John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
  • Mar 1 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998) probable date
  • Mar 4 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • Mar 10 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
  • Mar 14 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

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Mar 17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • Mar 19 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • Mar 22 Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)
  • Apr 3 Katherine Stammers Menzies, England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935)
  • Apr 8 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • Apr 10 E A V "Foffie" Williams, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48)
  • Apr 10 Jack Badcock, cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's)
  • Apr 18 C S Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie)
  • May 2 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)

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May 13 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • May 15 Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • May 19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 Joseph de Pietro, US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)
  • Jun 18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • Jun 28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • Jul 1 Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Jul 9 Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
  • Jul 18 Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
  • Jul 18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • Jul 19 Marius Russo, baseball player (d. 2005)

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Jul 25 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • Jul 26 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Aug 6 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • Aug 10 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • Aug 16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Aug 19 Lajos BarĂ³ti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 20 Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Aug 21 Doug Wright, cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 19 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • Oct 23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (Bkln, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 2 Johnny Vander Meer, baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Nov 12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Nov 12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)

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Nov 25 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Dec 6 Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)
  • Dec 7 Winston Place, cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948)
  • Dec 12 Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)
  • Dec 15 Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)
  • Dec 17 Mushtaq Ali, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's)