Birthdays in Sport in 1948

  • Jan 3 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • Jan 5 Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
  • Jan 6 Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
  • Jan 10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist
  • Jan 11 Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Oly-gold-1968)
  • Jan 12 Kenny Allen, English footballer
  • Jan 13 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • Feb 1 Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 4 Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
  • Feb 5 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
  • Feb 12 Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 18 Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
  • Feb 20 Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 22 Dennis Awtrey, NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns)
  • Feb 24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
  • Feb 29 Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Feb 29 Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Mar 4 Tom Grieve, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Leron Lee, American baseball player
  • Mar 10 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 11 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 17 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • Mar 18 Eknath Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
  • Mar 18 Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • Mar 19 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)

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Mar 20 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Mar 23 Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
  • Mar 25 Richard Lundy, horse trainer
  • Mar 31 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
  • Apr 1 Y Y Williams, Welsh rugby player
  • Apr 2 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 3 Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)
  • Apr 12 Raphick Jumadeen, cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's)

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Apr 18 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Apr 19 Rick Miller, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
  • Apr 25 Mike Selvey, cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's)
  • May 4 Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
  • May 4 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • May 9 John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
  • May 9 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • May 11 Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • May 14 Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • May 14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 23 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  • May 26 Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
  • May 28 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 1 Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • Jun 4 Bob Champion, horse trainer/jockey
  • Jun 4 Sandra Post, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 9 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • Jun 12 Norbert Phillip, cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s)
  • Jun 12 Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • Jun 13 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
  • Jun 15 Champ Summers, baseball player
  • Jun 16 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jun 21 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer
  • Jun 22 Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • Jun 22 Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 26 Allen Michael Doyle, Woonsocket RI, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial-64th)
  • Jun 27 Angel Penna Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 4 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
  • Jul 4 René Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
  • Jul 6 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • Jul 7 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Jul 13 Alf Hansen, Norway, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jul 13 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Jul 13 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • Jul 15 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • Jul 17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jul 20 Mary Dwyer, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 21 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • Jul 26 Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
  • Jul 27 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 29 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Aug 5 Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 5 Ray Clemence, English footballer
  • Aug 7 Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)
  • Aug 9 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Pal Gerevich, Hungary, fencer (Olympic-bronze-1972, 80)
  • Aug 16 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • Aug 18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ
  • Aug 23 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • Aug 27 Andy Turnell, horse trainer
  • Aug 28 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • Aug 30 Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
  • Aug 31 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Aug 31 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach
  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 3 Ronald W Harris, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • Sep 8 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, American basketball player
  • Sep 10 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • Sep 12 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • Sep 15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster

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Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968) [or 1945]
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • Sep 30 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • Oct 2 Robert Anderson, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78)
  • Oct 2 Trevor Brooking, English soccer player
  • Oct 16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • Oct 20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Oct 22 John Peterson, US, Middleweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Oct 22 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • Oct 25 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-72)
  • Oct 25 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)

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Oct 25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Nov 1 Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 3 Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Nov 7 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 9 Sharon Stouder, US, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 17 Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified
  • Nov 18 Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • Nov 22 Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • Nov 24 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • Nov 24 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • Nov 26 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Nov 26 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • Dec 1 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • Dec 1 George Foster, American baseball player
  • Dec 13 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Dec 19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Dec 22 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • Dec 22 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • Dec 23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • Dec 26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • Dec 28 Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)
  • Dec 30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)