On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in September 1944

  • Sep 10 Héctor Silva, Argentine rugby union number 8 (24 caps; Los Tilos) and coach (Argentina 1985-87), born in La Plata, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Sep 11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Sep 11 John McSheery, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; MLB All Star Game 1975, 82, 91; dies while umpiring on Opening Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 John McSherry, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; All-Star Game 1975, 82, 91), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestArd Schenk

Sep 16 Ard Schenk, Dutch speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna, Netherlands

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), born in Viewpark, Scotland (d. 2006)

About September 1944

How Old? 76 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)