Birthdays in Sport in 1933

  • Jan 10 Len Coldwell, cricket bowler (England medium-fast in 7 Tests 1962-64)
  • Jan 13 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • Feb 7 John Anderton, English footballer
  • Feb 9 Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 18 Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
  • Feb 22 Bobby Smith, English footballer
  • Feb 23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • Feb 27 Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)
  • Feb 28 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 6 Kim Elgie, cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • Mar 6 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Mar 7 Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20 George Altman, American baseball player
  • Mar 22 Chris Duckworth, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1956-57)
  • Apr 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Larry Felser, American sports columnist
  • Apr 10 Ron Murphy, Hamilton, ON, NHL player (New York Rangers), (d. 2014)
  • Apr 19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
  • Apr 24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • May 3 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 4 J. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • May 14 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • May 24 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • May 25 Ray Spencer, English footballer
  • Jun 1 Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
  • Jun 1 Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
  • Jun 2 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 7 Herb Score, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 14 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
  • Jun 15 Mark Jones, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Jun 16 Ken Johnson, MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Jun 18 Jean Wicki, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jun 20 Jean Boiteux, France, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Jun 29 Bob Shaw, baseball player
  • Jun 30 Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
  • Jul 1 Frank Baumann, baseball player
  • Jul 1 Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
  • Jul 6 Frank Austin, English footballer
  • Jul 7 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Jul 10 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • Jul 17 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
  • Jul 17 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
  • Jul 20 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
  • Jul 24 Doug Sanders, American golfer
  • Jul 27 Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
  • Jul 28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 29 Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
  • Aug 1 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 3 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • Aug 4 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • Aug 10 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Aug 10 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 17 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Aug 18 Just Fontaine, French footballer
  • Aug 20 Larry Robideaux, horse trainer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 18 Scotty Bowman, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Sep 20 Dennis Viollet, English former footballer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
  • Oct 3 Neale A Fraser, tennis champ (US Open-1959)
  • Oct 18 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • Oct 19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Oct 23 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • Oct 25 Ron Archer, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's)
  • Oct 25 Roy Swetman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's)
  • Oct 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • Oct 28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

  • Nov 1 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer who died after injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Nov 4 Mildred McDaniel, US high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Nov 4 Tito Francona, American baseball player
  • Nov 6 Knut Johannesen, Norway, 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Nov 10 Seymour Nurse, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969)
  • Nov 12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • Nov 17 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • Nov 23 Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Nov 25 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
  • Nov 30 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • Dec 6 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • Dec 9 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Dec 9 Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)
  • Dec 10 Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
  • Dec 10 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Dec 17 Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • Dec 19 Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • Dec 20 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
  • Dec 21 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's)