Birthdays in Sport in 1919

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  • Jan 1 Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • Jan 13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • Jan 19 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jan 23 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • Jan 23 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • Jan 26 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)

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Jan 31 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
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Jackie Robinson
  • Feb 2 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • Feb 6 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • Feb 7 Ilse Pausin, Austrian figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • Feb 11 Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier (Olympic gold 1948), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 13 Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
  • Feb 17 Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
  • Feb 23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Feb 25 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • Mar 4 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)
  • Mar 18 Laila Schou Nilsen, Norwegian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Mar 18 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • Mar 26 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • Mar 28 Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
  • Mar 28 Vic Raschi, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Mar 31 Frank Akins, American football player (d. 1993)
  • Apr 7 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 19 Gil Langley, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
  • Apr 21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • May 5 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 15 Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
  • May 19 Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
  • May 25 Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • Jun 8 Guy Overton, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour)
  • Jun 10 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • Jul 24 Ferdi K├╝bler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • Jul 31 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, Indian cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59), born in Pune, India (d. 2003)
  • Aug 6 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
  • Aug 11 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)
  • Sep 7 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • Sep 9 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)
  • Sep 27 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • Sep 29 Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnist (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Sep 30 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • Oct 8 Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
  • Oct 10 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
  • Oct 17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • Nov 6 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • Nov 10 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 17 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 28 Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)
  • Dec 2 Robin Lee, American figure skater, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • Dec 6 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Dec 15 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Dec 21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • Dec 30 Dick Spooner, England, cricket wicketkeeper (Godfrey Evans' shadow)
  • Dec 31 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player