Birthdays in Sport in 1951

  • Jan 1 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
  • Jan 4 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 5 Steve Arnold, English footballer
  • Jan 6 Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • Jan 11 Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jan 12 Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 12 Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver
  • Jan 14 Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
  • Jan 17 Rolando Thoeni, Italian slalom (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Jan 18 Bob Latchford, English footballer
  • Jan 22 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
  • Jan 23 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 23 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jan 25 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jan 29 Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • Jan 30 Bobby Stokes, footballer
  • Jan 30 Trevor Laughlin, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79)
  • Feb 3 Felipe Munoz, Mexican 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Feb 3 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • Feb 4 Stan Papi, American baseball player
  • Feb 6 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 7 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • Feb 8 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
  • Feb 14 Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • Feb 14 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • Feb 20 Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 20 Phil Neal, English soccer player
  • Feb 21 John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 24 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • Feb 25 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • Feb 25 James Brown, American sportscaster
  • Feb 25 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • Feb 28 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 28 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • Mar 4 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • Mar 5 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • Mar 6 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • Mar 20 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • Mar 23 Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Mar 24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

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Mar 24 Pat Bradley, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Mar 27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
  • Mar 29 Geoff Howarth, cricketer (NZ captain early 80's)
  • Mar 30 John Gosden, racehorse trainer
  • Apr 2 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 6 Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player

  • Apr 13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Apr 13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer
  • Apr 18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • Apr 29 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs
  • May 1 Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
  • May 11 Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • May 12 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic gold 76)
  • May 18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • May 27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • Jun 2 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Jun 3 David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • Jun 6 Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 9 Dave Parker, baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978)
  • Jun 10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • Jun 10 Dan Fouts, NFL QB (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 10 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 11 Collis King, cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s)
  • Jun 11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympics-11th-1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Mithra Wettimuny, cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983)
  • Jun 12 Dean Unruh, Riverton Wyoming, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire)

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Jun 13 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 16 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
  • Jun 19 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • Jun 23 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • Jun 24 Ivar Formo, Norwegian 50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 24 Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Oly-Silver-72)
  • Jun 26 Breyson Cooper, jockey
  • Jun 26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales

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Jul 3 Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all rounder (431 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 5 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
  • Jul 11 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • Jul 14 Judi Brown, E Lansing Mich, 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Jul 15 Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 18 Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
  • Jul 19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
  • Jul 20 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 21 Doug Collins, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 21 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Jul 26 Robert Edwin Wadkins, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 29 Dan Driessen, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)

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Aug 3 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • Aug 7 Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)
  • Aug 8 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Aug 10 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 12 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 13 Gwen Cheeseman, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 15 John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
  • Aug 17 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Aug 18 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
  • Aug 21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • Aug 23 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 27 Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 1 David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 5 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • Sep 7 Mark R McCumber, PGA golfer (1979 Doral-Eastern), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Mark McCumber, America professional golfer, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • Sep 8 Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)
  • Sep 11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • Sep 15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • Sep 18 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver

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Sep 20 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Sep 21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 24 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 25 Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)
  • Sep 28 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Sep 29 David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
  • Sep 29 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
  • Sep 30 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)
  • Oct 3 Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)
  • Oct 5 Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn Ill, speed skater (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Oct 12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • Oct 12 Sally Little, LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore), born in Cape Town, South Africa

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Oct 15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Wimbledon Finals 1979), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • Oct 20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • Oct 31 Nick Saban, American college football coach
  • Nov 1 Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
  • Nov 2 Kathy Hammond, American 400m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • Nov 3 Azmat Rana, cricketer (one Test for Pakistan against Australia 1980)
  • Nov 7 Dan Duva, boxing promoter/producer (Howard Stern New Years Party)
  • Nov 10 Morris Hatalsky, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE White Rose-2nd), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 11 Fuzzy [Frank] Zoeller, New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
  • Nov 13 Beth Anders, field hockey sweeper (Oly-bronze-1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • Nov 18 Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • Nov 23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • Nov 24 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • Nov 25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • Nov 27 Jayne Kennedy, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 2 Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
  • Dec 3 Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 3 James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Oly-silver-1972)
  • Dec 3 Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
  • Dec 3 Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
  • Dec 5 Thomas Warren Purtzer, PGA golfer (1977 Glen Campbell), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 6 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager
  • Dec 11 Robert Cochran, Claremont Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
  • Dec 15 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
  • Dec 17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • Dec 22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 24 John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  • Dec 28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • Dec 30 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • Dec 31 Michael Allen Bantom, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania