Birthdays in Sport in January 1944

  • Jan 1 Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
  • Jan 3 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • Jan 5 Tommie Smith, American 200m dash (Olympic gold 1968) [or Jun 5]
  • Jan 6 Robert Landers, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80), born in Tarrant County, Texas
  • Jan 6 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
  • Jan 7 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Jan 12 Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 14 Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
  • Jan 18 Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Jan 19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 20 Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jan 23 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 31 John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)