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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 8 of 8

1st - 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
8th - President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi
11th - Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
12th - 10th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by four points
18th - Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)
21st - Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
22nd - NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
27th - Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 27 of 27

1st - Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
2nd - Greg Barton, kayak (Olympics-2 gold-88)
2nd - Patty Jordan, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean), born in Buffalo, New York
3rd - Kathy Jordan, Bryn Mawr PA, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981)
4th - Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
5th - Shirley Furlong, LPGA golfer (1988 Lady Keystone Open), born in San Antonio, Texas
7th - Salim Yousuf, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90)
8th - Mark Dickson, tennis star, born in Tampa, Florida
10th - Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
11th - David Iwasaki-Smith, Warragul VIC, Australian golfer
11th - Jean-Louis Lamarre, La Prairie Que, golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)
12th - Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener)
14th - Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
15th - Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
15th - Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
17th - Michelle Mackall, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's-32nd), born in Washington, D.C.
17th - Tammie Green, Somerset OH, LPGA golfer (1989 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
19th - Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
19th - Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
20th - David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
21st - Florence Griffith Joyner, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
22nd - Bernd Schuster, German footballer
25th - Chris Spice, Australian field hockey coach (Olympics-96)
25th - Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
26th - Lesley Tomlinson, Derbyshire England, cyclist (Olympics-96)
27th - Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
28th - Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

5th - K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies
10th - Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies
11th - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (b. 1900)

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