Birthdays in Sport in 1906

  • Jan 1 Frank Stack, Canadian speed skater (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • Jan 28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • Jan 29 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Jan 29 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • Feb 4 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • Mar 4 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Wright, Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Apr 1 Sigve Lie, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold 1948, 52)
  • Apr 15 A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • Apr 16 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • May 2 Aileen Riggin, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • May 16 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • Jun 3 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • Jun 3 Walter Robins, cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Jun 8 S Nazir Ali, cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932)
  • Jun 16 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • Jun 22 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • Jun 30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 1 Edward Lansing Gordon Jr, long jumper (Olympic gold 32), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jul 7 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, baseball pitcher, never look back
  • Jul 15 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)

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Jul 27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 6 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • Aug 12 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • Oct 11 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Oct 16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1924), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • Nov 4 Bob Considine, sports columnist (Bob Feller Story)
  • Nov 6 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Nov 17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39)
  • Dec 31 Erna Bogen, Hungarian foils (Olympic bronze 1932)