Birthdays in Sport in 1913

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  • Jan 7 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Jan 8 Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
  • Jan 17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • Jan 19 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
  • Jan 30 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)

Person of interestDon Hutson

Jan 31 Don Hutson, American football player and the first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1997)

First NFL Wide Receiver in History Don Hutson
First NFL Wide Receiver in History
Don Hutson
  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 3 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • Feb 9 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • Feb 14 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • Feb 14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 15 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
  • Feb 21 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Charles Leonard, American pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
  • Mar 2 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
  • Mar 12 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • Mar 15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 19 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • Mar 21 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • Apr 13 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic silver 1936)
  • May 1 Marvin 'Bud' Ward, American golfer (1939, 1941 US Amateur), born in Elma, Washington (d. 1968)
  • May 17 Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
  • May 24 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936)
  • May 24 Willi Daume, olympic organizer
  • May 29 Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)

Person of interestVince Lombardi

Jun 11 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Jun 30 Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
  • Jul 13 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic silver 1928)
  • Jul 26 Louis Salica, American flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jul 31 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1984)
  • Aug 11 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • Aug 14 Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
  • Aug 14 Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • Aug 17 Rudy York, American baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
  • Aug 21 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
  • Aug 28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 29 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • Sep 2 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • Sep 11 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)

Person of interestJesse Owens

Sep 12 Jesse Owens, American athlete (4 Olympic gold 1936), born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Person of interestAlice Marble

Sep 28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 29 Silvio Piola, soccer star
  • Oct 2 Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • Oct 14 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust)
  • Oct 14 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41)
  • Oct 22 Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • Oct 24 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer
  • Nov 24 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Nov 26 Foy Draper, American relay runner (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Dec 6 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), born in Kristinehamn, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • Dec 6 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), born in Kaposvár, Hungary (d. 1945)

Person of interestArchie Moore

Dec 13 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Dec 18 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • Dec 21 Raich Carter, English soccer star and cricketer, born in Hendon, Sunderland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 26 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)