On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in January 1927

  • Jan 1 Doak Walker, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1948; Pro Bowl 1950-51, 53–55; First-team All-Pro 1950–51, 53–54; Detroit Lions), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Jan 1 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), born in Gratz, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 John Hayes, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 30 wickets), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Jan 14 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
  • Jan 21 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • Jan 22 Lou Creekmur, American football player (Detroit Lions) and hall of famer, born in Hopelawn, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • Jan 25 Fernie Flaman, Canadian NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Dysart, Canada (d. 2012)
  • Jan 26 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Jan 27 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • Jan 28 Don Fraser, American boxing promoter (LA venues; colourful wardrobe & offbeat PR gimmicks), born in Blythe, California (d. 2019)

About January 1927

How Old? 94 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)