Birthdays in Sport in 1941

  • Jan 5 Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
  • Jan 5 Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)

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Jan 5 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Jan 11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jan 14 C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jan 16 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • Jan 19 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • Jan 25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jan 30 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
  • Jan 31 Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 1 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • Feb 1 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Feb 3 Carol Mann, golfer (LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 3 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
  • Feb 10 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • Feb 12 Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
  • Feb 16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Feb 17 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Feb 23 Robin Bynoe, cricketer (WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67)
  • Feb 23 Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • Feb 26 Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
  • Mar 9 Jim Colbert, Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)
  • Mar 10 Sandra Palmer, LPGA golfer (1986 Mayflower Classic), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Mar 20 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • Mar 20 Pat Corrales, American baseball player
  • Mar 21 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • Mar 22 Gary Lewis, horse trainer
  • Mar 26 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • Mar 26 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • Mar 27 Liese Prokop, Austria, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Mar 28 Jim Turner, American football player
  • Mar 30 Sven Hamrin, Sweden, road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Apr 1 Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & capt)
  • Apr 3 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (d. 1984)
  • Apr 12 Bobby Moore, English footballer (d. 1993)

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Apr 14 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 18 Walter Francis Sweeney, Cohasset, Massachusetts, NFL Guard (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
  • Apr 28 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
  • May 2 Clay Carroll, American baseball player
  • May 5 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • May 5 Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
  • May 7 Grahame Bilby, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966)
  • May 9 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
  • May 10 Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
  • May 11 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
  • May 14 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • May 15 Cyril Cooray, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test umpire on intl panel)
  • May 22 Martha Langbein, German athlete
  • May 31 Gil [Walter] Morgan, Haddock GA, PGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)
  • Jun 1 Dean Chance, Baseball pitcher, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Jun 5 Duane Duke Sims, baseball player

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Jun 5 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • Jun 12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • Jun 28 Al Downing, American baseball player
  • Jun 29 Margritta Gummel, German DR, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jun 29 John Boccabella, American baseball player
  • Jun 30 John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
  • Jun 30 Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
  • Jul 1 Rod Gilbert, Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jul 8 Dario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
  • Jul 9 Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jul 11 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • Jul 13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • Jul 17 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • Jul 17 Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
  • Jul 18 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Jul 22 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • Jul 23 Richie Evans, 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion (died at Martinsville in 1985)

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Jul 25 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Aug 4 Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • Aug 6 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-1960)
  • Aug 13 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Aug 14 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
  • Aug 17 Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)
  • Aug 18 Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
  • Aug 20 Rich Brooks, American football coach
  • Aug 20 Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author

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Aug 22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Aug 23 Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 2 Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
  • Sep 4 Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
  • Sep 15 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • Sep 16 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey
  • Sep 17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • Sep 19 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972)
  • Sep 23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 24 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 27 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star
  • Sep 27 Peter Bonetti, English footballer
  • Sep 28 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • Sep 29 David Steele, cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975)
  • Sep 29 Kermit Zarley, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 4 Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
  • Oct 5 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • Oct 13 John Snow, cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies)
  • Oct 14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 20 Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
  • Oct 23 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
  • Oct 26 Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • Oct 27 Dick Trickle, American auto racer, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • Oct 30 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Oct 31 Derek Bell, British racing driver
  • Nov 1 Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Nov 2 David Knapp Stockton, PGA golfer (1970 PGA), born in San Bernardino, California

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Nov 2 Dave Stockton, golfer and two-time PGA Champion (1970, 1976), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Nov 13 Mel Stottlemyre, Wash, pitcher (NY Yankee)/pitching coach (NY Met)
  • Nov 19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Nov 22 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer
  • Nov 23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • Nov 26 Jeff Torborg, baseball player
  • Nov 27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • Dec 4 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Dec 8 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • Dec 8 Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
  • Dec 14 Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
  • Dec 15 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
  • Dec 23 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)
  • Dec 28 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • Dec 30 Mel Renfro, American football player
  • Dec 31 Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)
  • Dec 31 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager