On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in January 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

About January 1936

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Jan 1 - Jan 23), Rat (Jan 24 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)