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Birthdays in Sport in November 1934

Person of interestKen Rosewall

Nov 2 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), 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, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Worcestershire 383 first class games), born in Hereford, Herefordshire
  • Nov 3 Bob Hopkins, American basketball forward and coach (Syracuse Nationals; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Nov 10 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Nov 10 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 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, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)

Person of interestLew Hoad

Nov 23 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1994)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Nov 26 Lyudmila Shevtsova, Soviet 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960), born in Taman, Krasnodar Krai, Russian SFSR
  • Nov 27 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • Nov 30 Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), born in Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1997)

About November 1934

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21), Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)