Birthdays in Sport in 1916

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • Jan 7 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • Jan 10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
  • Jan 24 Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
  • Jan 24 Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • Jan 31 Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Feb 19 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • Mar 26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England batsman, Compton's mate)
  • Apr 4 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Nixa, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • Apr 11 Dan Fortmann, American football guard (Chicago Bears), born in Pearl River, New York (d. 1995)
  • Apr 14 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • Apr 23 Bud Wilkinson, American college football coach (Oklahoma), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • Apr 25 Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1961), born in Woodson, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Apr 26 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player, born in Roxboro, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • May 20 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • May 21 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
  • Jun 4 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • Jun 5 Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)
  • Jun 16 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • Jul 1 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • Jul 18 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Jul 22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • Aug 3 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • Aug 6 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • Aug 11 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • Aug 14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • Aug 16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 20 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1984)
  • Aug 27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • Aug 29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 2 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)

Person of interestEd Sabol

Sep 11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • Sep 12 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Oct 6 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • Oct 30 Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • Nov 5 Len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II)
  • Nov 5 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • Nov 8 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • Nov 12 Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
  • Nov 21 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • Nov 21 Sid Luckman, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • Nov 27 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Dec 19 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)