Birthdays in Sport in 1916

  • Jan 7 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • Jan 10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
  • Jan 24 Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • Jan 24 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • Jan 31 Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Feb 19 Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • Mar 26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • Apr 4 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Apr 11 Dan Fortmann, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 14 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • Apr 23 Bud Wilkinson, college football coach (Oklahoma)
  • Apr 26 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • May 20 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • May 21 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
  • Jun 4 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • Jun 5 Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)
  • Jun 16 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • Jul 18 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 Phillip Cavaretta, baseball player (NL MVP 1945)
  • Jul 22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • Aug 3 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
  • Aug 6 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • Aug 11 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • Aug 14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • Aug 16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • Aug 29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 2 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)

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Sep 11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • Sep 12 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Oct 6 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • Oct 30 Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • Nov 5 Len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II)
  • Nov 8 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • Nov 12 Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
  • Nov 21 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • Nov 21 Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • Nov 27 Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • Dec 19 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)