On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in November 1943

  • Nov 1 Tom Mack, American Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman (11 x Pro Bowl; LA Rams), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 4 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 7 Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968, 69, 73;Ottawa Rough Riders), born in Peterborough, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Nov 8 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), born in Plaistow, Essex, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 9 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • Nov 10 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 Jan Adamski, Polish International Chess Master (1976)
  • Nov 12 Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (World Rally Championship 1979), born in Ro, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Nov 13 Jay Sigel, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1982-83), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
  • Nov 21 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • Nov 21 Robert Alner, British racehorse trainer (Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cool Dawn 1998), born in Droop, Dorset (d. 2020)

Person of interestBillie Jean King

Nov 22 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Nov 22 Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricket all-rounder (57 Tests @ 39.17; 10 x 100, 19 x 50, 79 wickets; brother of Hanif), born in Junagadh, India
  • Nov 22 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 24 Dave Bing, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (7-time NBA All Star), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 24 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • Nov 24 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), born in Grandrieu, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • Nov 26 Jan Stenerud, Norwegian-American NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs), born in Fetsund, Norway

About November 1943

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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