Birthdays in Sport in 1928

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  • Jan 1 Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
  • Jan 5 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • Jan 7 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
  • Jan 17 Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
  • Jan 23 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • Jan 23 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952)
  • Jan 23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Feb 3 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • Feb 7 Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • Feb 11 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • Feb 18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Feb 18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 20 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
  • Mar 4 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • Mar 10 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
  • Mar 18 Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • Mar 19 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • Mar 20 Christopher Benstead, race horse trainer
  • Mar 20 Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 22 Ed Macauley, NBAer (Boston Celtics)

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Mar 31 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), born in Floral, Saskatchewan (d. 2016)

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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Apr 3 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • Apr 16 Dick "Night Train" Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)
  • Apr 20 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)

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May 4 Betsy Rawls, American golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • May 4 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (d. 1961)
  • May 9 Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • May 9 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman and manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)

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May 19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • May 23 Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
  • May 31 Pankaj Roy, cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad)
  • Jun 3 John Reid, cricketer (prolific NZ batsman 1949-65)
  • Jun 7 Dave Bowen, footballer
  • Jun 28 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • Jul 9 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
  • Jul 10 Jack Nel, cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57)
  • Jul 10 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (d. 2003)
  • Jul 21 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Jul 26 Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
  • Jul 27 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
  • Aug 4 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • Aug 4 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • Aug 6 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
  • Aug 6 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)

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Aug 9 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Aug 12 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 18 Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Aug 21 Gillian Sheen, British fencer and foil champion (Olympic gold 1956), born in Willesden, London

  • Aug 25 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • Aug 27 Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonald's & San Diego Padres)
  • Aug 30 Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • Sep 6 Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
  • Oct 1 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • Oct 3 Christian d'Oriola, French foils (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • Oct 4 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • Oct 8 Neil Harvey, cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's)
  • Oct 17 James "Junior" Gilliam, Dodgers (NL rookie of year 1953)
  • Oct 18 Keith Jackson, Carrolton Ga, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football)
  • Oct 18 R H "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India)

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Oct 21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 21 Vern Mikkelsen, Parlier, CA, basketball player (Lakers, HOF), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 24 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959)
  • Oct 27 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's), born in Vadodara, India
  • Oct 27 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Oct 28 Wim van Heumen, coach of Dutch field hockey team
  • Oct 28 Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 1 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • Nov 1 Leon Hart, NFLer (Heisman Trophy)
  • Nov 11 Trevor Meale, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958)
  • Nov 13 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Nov 17 Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
  • Nov 20 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)
  • Nov 22 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Nov 22 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • Nov 27 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman
  • Nov 30 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • Dec 9 AndrĂ© Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • Dec 20 Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
  • Dec 31 Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)
  • Dec 31 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)