Birthdays in Sport in 1932

  • Jan 1 Jackie Parker, American football player (d. 2006)
  • Jan 3 Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
  • Jan 3 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2005)

Person of interestChuck Noll

Jan 5 Chuck Noll, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • Jan 14 Don Garlits, American auto racer (1st drag racer over 200mph for 1/4 mile), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 15 Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jan 15 Lou Jones, American 4X400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 19 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 20 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Jan 21 Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold 1956-60-64)
  • Jan 28 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 29 Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
  • Jan 29 George Allen, English footballer
  • Feb 3 J P "Pom-Pom" Felloes-Smith, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1960)
  • Feb 3 Maria Itkina, USSR, sprinter (9 world records)
  • Feb 5 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
  • Feb 9 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • Feb 25 Tony Brooks, English race car driver
  • Feb 29 Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)
  • Feb 29 Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985)
  • Mar 10 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Mar 19 Gay Robert Brewer, Middletwon OH, PGA golfer (1972 Canadian)
  • Mar 23 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 25 Wes Santee, American runner, born in Ashland, Kansasmiler (d. 2010)
  • Mar 25 Woody (Woodson) Held, baseball player
  • Mar 27 Wes Covington, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • Mar 31 Godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (South African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961)
  • Apr 2 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 1991)
  • Apr 4 Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricketer (economical Indian slow left-armer 1956-68), born in Nashik, Bombay, British India
  • Apr 10 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mays Landing, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Apr 16 Imre Polyak, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Apr 19 Andrea Mead Lawrence, alpine slalom skier (Olympic 2 gold-52), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Apr 21 Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon)
  • Apr 24 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chişinău, Romania (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • Apr 27 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • May 2 Maury Allen, American sportswriter and columnist (New York Post), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • May 6 John Bond, cricket umpire

Person of interestSonny Liston

May 8 Sonny Liston, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sand Slough, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • May 9 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • May 17 Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's & 60's)
  • May 25 K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Jun 1 Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
  • Jun 5 A R Dawson, rugby player
  • Jun 8 Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and captain, born in Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 12 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Ada'a, Oromo, Ethiopia (d. 2002)
  • Jun 17 Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • Jun 23 Bob Blair, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 19 Tests in 50s)
  • Jun 26 Henry Bromfield, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 9 Tests 1961-65), born in Mossel Bay, Cape Province

  • Jun 27 Eddie Kasko, American Major League baseball player, born in Linden, New Jersey
  • Jul 4 Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian marathon runner, born in Anzegem, Belgium
  • Jul 10 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver, born in Turin, Italy
  • Jul 11 Ron McAnally, horse trainer
  • Jul 12 Otis Crandall Davis, American 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Jul 13 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Jul 14 Roosevelt Grier, Cuthbert Ga, NFLer (NY Giants)/actor (Movin' On)
  • Jul 16 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jul 16 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Jul 21 Ernie Warlick, American football player
  • Aug 2 Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 7 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • Aug 11 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
  • Aug 28 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • Sep 4 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Sep 11 Peter Anderson, English footballer
  • Sep 14 Harry Sinden, NHL player/coach (Team Canada)
  • Sep 14 Joshua Culbreath, Penn, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • Sep 16 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • Sep 22 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • Sep 25 Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer
  • Sep 27 Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • Oct 2 Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
  • Oct 5 Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
  • Oct 8 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • Oct 10 Harry Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 12 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • Oct 17 Paul Anderson, American light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Oct 20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • Oct 20 Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 24 Johnny Lattner, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Oct 25 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Magherafelt, Ireland
  • Oct 26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • Oct 27 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 1 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Nov 13 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956), born in Libiš, Czech Republic
  • Nov 16 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 18 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)
  • Nov 21 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
  • Nov 24 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
  • Dec 7 Geoff Lawson, Australian cricket player

Person of interestBob Pettit

Dec 12 robert pettit, American NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • Dec 22 Joe Clark, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 22 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Dec 24 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India