Birthdays in Sport in 1934

  • Jan 5 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
  • Jan 7 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Jacques Anquetil, French Tour de France cyclist (5-time winner)
  • Jan 8 Gene Freese, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 9 Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
  • Jan 12 Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Jan 12 Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
  • Jan 28 Bill White, American 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • Jan 31 Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
  • Feb 5 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)

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Feb 5 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • Feb 9 John A Ziegler Jr, 4th NHL president (1977-92), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Feb 11 John Surtees, British F1 driver (1964 Championship) and motorcyclist (7 world championships), born in Tatsfield (d. 2017)

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Feb 12 Bill Russell, American basketball star (Boston Celtics, Olympic-gold 1956), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 14 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)
  • Feb 16 Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
  • Feb 20 Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)

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Feb 22 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 24 Flemming Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Feb 24 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Feb 26 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
  • Mar 2 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, NFLer
  • Mar 7 Nari Contractor, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • Mar 8 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • Mar 11 Sydney Burke, cricketer (South African quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • Mar 18 Roy Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
  • Mar 21 Lister Carney, Bellaire Oh, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Mar 26 Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
  • Apr 1 Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1997)
  • Apr 3 Jim Parker, NFL guard, tackle (Baltimore Colts)
  • Apr 6 Antonius Geesink, Holland, judo (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Apr 12 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer
  • Apr 14 Bruce Pairaudeau, cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut)
  • Apr 21 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • Apr 25 Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer
  • Apr 29 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 3 Henry Cooper, English boxer
  • May 7 Ben Smith, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 13 Leon Wagner, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Earl Morrall, NFL QB (Lions, Giants, Colts), (d. 2014)
  • May 22 Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
  • May 30 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • May 31 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold 1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jun 3 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco
  • Jun 4 Seamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (d. 1971)
  • Jun 9 Helga Haase, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jun 19 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • Jun 24 Bob Holthus, horse trainer
  • Jun 25 Willy Rodriguez, cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's)
  • Jun 26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in New York City

  • Jun 28 Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
  • Jul 2 Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • Jul 10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62)
  • Jul 13 Ivor Mendonca, WI cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • Jul 14 [Robert] Lee Elder, PGA golfer (1974 Monsanto Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • Jul 21 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • Jul 24 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • Jul 29 Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • Jul 30 Bud Selig, owner (Milwaukee Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
  • Aug 1 J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
  • Aug 2 Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Aug 4 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • Aug 6 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • Aug 13 Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • Aug 15 Reg Scarlett, WI cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)
  • Aug 16 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • Aug 17 Maureen Connally, champion tennis player (Wimbledon)

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Aug 18 Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Aug 19 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 19 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • Aug 23 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, American NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins) and sportscaster, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Aug 25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • Aug 29 John Guy, cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's)
  • Aug 30 B P "Baloo" Gupte, cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie)
  • Sep 7 Bill Giles, baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Rochester, New York

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Sep 10 Roger Maris, American baseball player and HR champion (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 11 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter
  • Sep 12 Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)

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Sep 16 Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Sep 17 Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, Ca, tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953)
  • Sep 22 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • Sep 24 John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)
  • Sep 24 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • Sep 27 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
  • Sep 29 Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
  • Sep 29 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
  • Oct 2 Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)
  • Oct 3 Harold Ralph Henning, PGA golfer (1966 Texas Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oct 4 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 5 David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)
  • Oct 7 Willie Naulls, NBA star (NY Knicks)
  • Oct 10 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Oct 17 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • Oct 24 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
  • Oct 24 Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 28 Jim Beatty, track runner (1st sub 4 minute indoor mile)

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Nov 2 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis star (US Open 1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Nov 3 Derek Richardson, cricketer (played one innings for England 1957)
  • Nov 10 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer
  • Nov 10 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas
  • Nov 11 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Nov 11 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
  • Nov 14 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player
  • Nov 21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)

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Nov 23 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Nov 26 Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Nov 27 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • Nov 28 Dick Rhyan, PGA golfer (1994 GTE-5th), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Dec 2 Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Dec 6 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
  • Dec 11 Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
  • Dec 17 Ray Wilson, English footballer
  • Dec 19 Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 21 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, born in Junagadh, India (d. 2016)
  • Dec 22 David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • Dec 25 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist
  • Dec 27 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnist (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • Dec 28 Peggy Wilson, American LPGA golfer, born in Lauderdale, Florida