Birthdays in Sport in 1937

  • Jan 4 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • Jan 14 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • Jan 14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • Jan 16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 25 Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
  • Feb 2 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • Feb 4 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 4 Magnar Solberg, Norwegian 20K biathalete (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • Feb 9 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • Feb 11 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • Feb 11 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • Feb 12 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 18 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • Feb 19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • Feb 20 Roger Penske, auto racer
  • Feb 21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
  • Feb 22 Tommy Aaron, PGA golfer (1973 Masters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Tom Osborne, college football coach
  • Feb 27 L Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Mar 4 Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • Mar 9 Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100)
  • Mar 9 Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • Mar 11 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • Mar 14 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • Mar 18 Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
  • Mar 18 Robin Wright, race horse trainer
  • Mar 18 Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • Mar 20 Helmut Recknagel, German 90m ski jump (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Mar 21 Tom Flores, NFL quarterback/coach (Raiders), born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 22 Armin Hary, German athlete
  • Mar 23 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Mar 26 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 26 Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • Apr 3 Sandra Spuzich, LPGA golfer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Apr 6 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • Apr 10 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey
  • Apr 18 Tatyana Shchelkanova, USSR, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Apr 22 Kenneth Palmer, umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England)
  • Apr 23 Barry Shepherd, cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's)
  • Apr 23 Don Massengale, PGA golfer (1966 Bing Crosby Celebrity), born in Jackson, Texas
  • Apr 26 Robert Boozer, basketball player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • May 6 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, born in Clifton, New Jersey
  • May 7 Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player
  • May 8 Mike Cuellar, baseball player
  • May 10 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • May 10 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
  • May 11 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)

  • May 12 Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • May 14 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • May 18 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
  • May 19 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 20 Dave Hill, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • May 23 John Mazza, horse trainer
  • May 29 Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
  • May 30 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • Jun 7 Bert sugar, American sports writer (Sting like a Bee), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Sven Conrad Stayers, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1962)
  • Jun 15 Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's)
  • Jun 21 John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • Jun 28 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • Jun 28 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • Jul 2 Dick Berardino, baseball player
  • Jul 2 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
  • Jul 4 Hector Palma, horse trainer
  • Jul 6 Tony Lewis, cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73)
  • Jul 9 Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)
  • Jul 9 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • Jul 13 Charles Coody, Stamford TX, PGA golfer (1971 Masters)
  • Jul 14 Khalid Hassan, Pak cricket leg-spinner (took 2-116 at 16 in only Test)
  • Jul 22 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • Jul 22 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • Jul 31 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 56)
  • Aug 2 William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
  • Aug 3 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)

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Aug 5 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • Aug 7 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
  • Aug 10 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 14 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Aug 20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 26 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
  • Aug 30 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team (d. 1970)
  • Sep 1 Al Geiberger, Red Bluff CA, PGA golfer (1962 Ontario Open)

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Sep 2 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Sep 4 Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • Sep 5 Antonio Valentin Angelillo, Argentinian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 10 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International
  • Sep 12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Canada
  • Sep 15 Cynthia Anzolut, LPGA golfer, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 16 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72)
  • Sep 16 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Sep 17 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 19 Abner Haynes, American football player
  • Oct 1 Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
  • Oct 3 Eli Jacobs, baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Oct 7 Col Guest, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59)
  • Oct 10 Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
  • Oct 11 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player
  • Oct 19 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • Oct 20 Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Oct 26 Dave Gavitt, American basketball coach, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979), born in Westerly, Rhode Island (d. 2011)

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Oct 28 Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Nov 11 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 18 Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v England, 0-22)
  • Nov 30 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)
  • Dec 3 Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
  • Dec 6 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2006)
  • Dec 10 Don Bies, Cottonwood ID, PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr)
  • Dec 24 Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
  • Dec 30 Gordon Banks, English footballer