Birthdays in Sport in 1935

About 1935

How Old? 82 or 83 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Feb 3), Pig (Feb 4 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jan 9 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

Jan 16 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jan 17 Jimmy Powell, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 24 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
  • Feb 2 Pete Brown, American golfer (first African-American to win on PGA Tour, Waco 1964), born in Port Gibson, Mississippi (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
  • Feb 12 Ken Still, American professional golfer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 13 Tommy Jacobs, American PGA golfer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 13 Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)

Person of interestMickey Wright

Feb 14 Mary "Mickey" Wright, American golfer (2nd most LPGA Tour wins: 82), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Feb 28 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • Mar 6 Ron Delany, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in Arklow, Republic of Ireland

  • Mar 6 Derek Kevan, Ripon, England, footballer (14 caps), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 21 Brian Clough, soccer manager
  • Mar 23 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • Mar 25 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • Apr 1 John Murray, cricketer (Eng 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)
  • Apr 4 Easton McMorris, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 60's), born in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 8 Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
  • Apr 21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)
  • May 8 Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)
  • May 12 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 15 Ted Dexter, cricketer (in Milan Superb England batsman of 60's)
  • May 22 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player
  • May 25 Cookie Gilchrist, American football player, born in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • May 30 Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • May 31 Bruce Bolton, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1959)
  • Jun 1 James George, American weightlifter (Olympic silver 1960/bronze-1956)
  • Jun 6 Bobby Mitchell, American NFL running back and wide receiver (Browns, Redskins), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Jun 11 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • Jun 11 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • Jun 12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • Jun 22 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer ( leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • Jul 8 John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
  • Jul 10 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Jul 12 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 2014)

  • Jul 15 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Tenley Albright, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 21 Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • Jul 24 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • Jul 25 Larry Sherry, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Jul 27 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer, born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 1 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 5 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 13 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player, born in Lacoochee, Florida
  • Aug 16 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Aug 18 Rafer Johnson, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), born in Hillsboro Texas
  • Aug 19 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Aug 21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Aug 22 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 25 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
  • Aug 27 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Frank Robinson, American baseball player and manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Sep 6 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 20 David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Sep 21 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), born in Denton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • Sep 22 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
  • Sep 26 Bob Barber, English cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68), born in Withington, Manchester
  • Sep 27 Jerome Shipp, American basketball (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Sep 27 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Sep 28 Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer (14 PGA Tour wins), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 3 Abdon Pamich, Italian 50K walker (Olympic gold 1964), born in Fiume, Italy
  • Oct 5 Jimmy Binks, English cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964), born in Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 9 Paul Barton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Oct 10 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), born in Dartford, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 15 Bobby Morrow, American sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Oct 15 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Oct 17 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
  • Oct 22 Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
  • Oct 23 Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rican PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 29 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • Oct 30 Jim Perry, American baseball player

Person of interestGary Player

Nov 1 Gary Player, South African golfer (9-time major title winner), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Nov 2 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62), born in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 5 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)
  • Nov 9 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nov 17 Anton Sailer, Austrian skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
  • Nov 22 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 23 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • Nov 27 Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs)
  • Dec 1 Roger Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Dec 4 Fred Rumsey, English cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65), born in Stepney, London
  • Dec 5 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukrainian SSR
  • Dec 8 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
  • Dec 10 Terry Allcock, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 13 Joe Christopher, American baseball player, born in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Dec 13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player, born in Hollis, Oklahoma
  • Dec 14 David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • Dec 17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Dec 20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
  • Dec 21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Dec 23 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • Dec 25 Al Jackson, baseball player
  • Dec 26 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • Dec 26 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
  • Dec 30 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
  • Dec 31 Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)