Birthdays in Sport in 1936

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Willye B White, US jumper (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Jan 3 David Vine, British sport commentator
  • Jan 6 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nuevo Laredo (d. 2017)

Person of interestDarlene Hard

Jan 6 Darlene Hard, American tennis player (US C'ships 1960-61, French C'ships 1960; 18 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Jan 14 Ludmila Pinayeva, Soviet 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972), born in Krasnoye Selo, Russia
  • Jan 14 Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), born in Münster, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Jan 23 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • Feb 3 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • Feb 8 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • Feb 13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • Feb 13 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Feb 17 Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)

Person of interestJim Brown

Feb 17 Jim Brown, American NFL Running Back (Cleveland Browns), born in St. Simons, Georgia

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Feb 17 Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
  • Feb 29 Alwin Schockemohle, German equestrian jumper (Olympic gold 1976)

Person of interestHenri Richard

Feb 29 Henri Richard [The Pocket-Rocket], Canadian NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • Mar 4 James "Jim" Clark, Scottish F1 Indianapolis 500 winner and World Champion (1963 & 1965), born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • Mar 5 Dale Douglass, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles; US Senior Open 1986), born in Wewoka Oklahoma
  • Mar 10 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • Mar 12 Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • Mar 14 Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer (British Open 1963), born in Carterton, New Zealand
  • Mar 16 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Mar 18 Tony Nash, England, bobsled (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Mar 19 Ben Lexcen, Australian yacht designer (Australia II 1983 America's Cup), born in Boggabri, Australia (d. 1988)
  • Mar 24 Alex Olmedo, American/Peruvian tennis player (Australian C'ships, Wimbledon 1959), born in Arequipa, Peru
  • Mar 31 Bob Pulford, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, coach (coach: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks), born in Newton Robinson, Ontario

Person of interestJohn Madden

Apr 10 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Apr 14 Bobby Nichols, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1964), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 15 Jack Noreiga, West Indian cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971), born in Saint Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2003)
  • Apr 15 Raymond Poulidor, French professional cyclist, born in Masbaraud-Mérignat, France

Person of interestBob Cleary

Apr 21 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • Apr 23 John D'Arcy, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour), born in Christchurch New Zealand
  • Apr 27 Khalid Wazir, Pakistani cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954), born in Jullundur, Punjab, British India
  • May 3 José Torres, Puerto Rican boxer (world light-heavyweight champion), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2009)
  • May 9 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's), born in Prescott, Arkansas
  • May 9 Terry Downes, British middleweight boxing champion (1961-62), born in London, England (2017)
  • May 19 Elisabeth Schwartz, Austrian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)
  • May 23 Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
  • May 25 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), born in Surat, Gujarat, India (d. 2013)
  • May 30 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer

  • Jun 2 Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR, 20K walker (Olympic gold 1960, 68)
  • Jun 3 Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player
  • Jun 5 M A "Kelly" Seymour, cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70)
  • Jun 9 Mick O'Dwyer, Gaelic footballer and manager, born in Waterville, Ireland
  • Jun 29 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 29 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)
  • Jul 3 Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
  • Jul 16 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Jul 18 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jul 20 Butch Baird, American golfer (US Open 1976 4th), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 22 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • Jul 23 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 1993)
  • Jul 25 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire
  • Jul 28 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • Jul 28 Sir Garfield (Gary) Sobers, West Indian cricket all-rounder, captain (93 Tests, 57.78 batting average), born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Jul 31 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Cabimas, Venezuela
  • Aug 8 Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
  • Aug 9 Julián Javier, American baseball player
  • Aug 11 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

Aug 21 Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Aug 28 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Sep 5 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Sep 14 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire

Person of interestAshley Cooper

Sep 15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Sep 19 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
  • Sep 22 Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (Reading FC), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • Oct 1 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Oct 2 Ian McLachlan, Australian cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman) and 45th Australian Defence Minister, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Oct 4 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • Oct 6 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • Oct 10 Artie Dick, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's), born in Middlemarch, New Zealand
  • Oct 12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 23 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
  • Oct 25 Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
  • Oct 30 Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)
  • Nov 1 Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Nov 2 Abdullah the Butcher [Lawrence Robert Shreve], Canadian wrestler, born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestRoy Emerson

Nov 3 Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Blackbutt, Queensland

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Nov 7 Al Attles, American NBA point guard, coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 12 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Nov 12 Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
  • Dec 8 Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
  • Dec 8 W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
  • Dec 12 Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Timișoara, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 13 J. C. Martin, American baseball player, born in Axton, Virginia
  • Dec 17 Roland Sheldon, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Dec 23 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 27 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)

Person of interestRay Nitschke

Dec 29 Ray Nitschke, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois (d. 1998)

NFL Legend Ray Nitschke
NFL Legend
Ray Nitschke

About 1936

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

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Jan 1 - Jan 23), Rat (Jan 24 - Dec 31)