Birthdays in Sport in 1938

  • Jan 4 Louis Krebs Graham, PGA golfer (1975 US Open), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 5 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 5 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star

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Jan 10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Jan 10 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • Jan 13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • Jan 15 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • Jan 18 Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Jan 22 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 24 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 28 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • Jan 29 Bill Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 1 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • Feb 3 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 7 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
  • Feb 11 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • Feb 11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 18 Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • Feb 18 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 19 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 20 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Feb 24 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
  • Feb 25 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • Feb 25 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 25 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
  • Mar 4 Don Perkins, American football player
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 7 Homero Blancas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 7 Janet Guthrie, American professional race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500 and Daytona 500), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Mar 10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • Mar 10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 12 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • Mar 12 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • Mar 13 Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • Mar 14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • Mar 21 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • Mar 22 Vivian Pulliam, horse trainer
  • Mar 24 Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • Mar 25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • Apr 2 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • Apr 4 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale and baseball commissioner (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Apr 5 Colin Bland, cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
  • Apr 8 Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
  • Apr 10 Don Meredith, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football, born in Mount Vernon, Texas
  • Apr 16 Rich Rollins, American baseballer
  • Apr 20 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Apr 20 Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64)
  • Apr 22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK

  • May 3 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
  • May 7 Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • May 8 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • May 10 Manuel Santana, tennis player (US Open 1965)
  • May 10 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • May 20 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 24 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • May 25 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)

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May 28 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • May 29 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner
  • Jun 2 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 Art Mahaffey, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jun 9 Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
  • Jun 13 Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 15 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • Jun 17 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 21 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • Jun 24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Jun 24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 27 Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
  • Jun 30 Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
  • Jun 30 William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic gold 64)
  • Jul 1 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (early 60s)
  • Jul 1 Don Pavletich, baseball player
  • Jul 1 Craig Anderson, baseball player
  • Jul 3 David Gandolfo, horse trainer
  • Jul 3 Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)
  • Jul 4 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
  • Jul 12 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
  • Jul 12 Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • Jul 12 Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
  • Jul 15 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Jul 18 John Connelly, St Helens, Lancashire, footballer (20 English caps), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 20 Roger Hunt, English footballer
  • Jul 24 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • Jul 28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager, born in Hortaleza, Madrid (d. 2014)
  • Jul 30 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Aug 2 Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Aug 5 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)
  • Aug 7 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist

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Aug 9 Rod Laver, Australian tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Aug 9 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
  • Aug 14 Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 19 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Aug 22 Paul Maguire, American football commentator, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Sep 9 Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
  • Sep 15 Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)
  • Sep 15 Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963)
  • Sep 20 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • Sep 22 Gene Mingo, American football player
  • Sep 23 Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 29 Mike McCormick, MLB Pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967)
  • Oct 1 J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer
  • Oct 1 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Oct 8 Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ (US Open-1966)
  • Oct 8 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960)
  • Oct 12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Mahboob Shah, cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel)
  • Oct 25 Robert Webster, diver (Oly-gold-1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 28 Peter Carlstein, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64)
  • Oct 31 Rives McBee, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic), born in Denton, Texas
  • Nov 4 Alan Jones, cricketer (England v ROW 1970 his only intl honour)
  • Nov 5 César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • Nov 6 Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 7 Jim Kaat, American baseball player
  • Nov 11 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Nov 11 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
  • Nov 17 Peter Snell, New Zealand 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • Nov 18 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 19 Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • Nov 19 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

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Nov 19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Nov 20 Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)

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Nov 24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Nov 24 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • Nov 27 Jose Tartabull, baseball player
  • Dec 1 Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
  • Dec 4 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 9 [David] Deacon Jones, American NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington), born in Eatonville, Florida (d. 2013)
  • Dec 13 Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
  • Dec 15 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 16 Frank Deford, American sportswriter
  • Dec 22 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
  • Dec 29 Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
  • Dec 31 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ), (d. 2013)