On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in March 1945

  • Mar 1 Wilfried van Moer, Belgian soccer midfielder (57 caps; Belgian Golden Shoe x 3; Beveren, Antwerp, Standard Liège), born in Beveren, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • Mar 3 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • Mar 4 Tommy Svensson, Swedish soccer midfielder (40 caps; Östers IF, Standard Liège) and manager (Östers IF, Sweden), born in Växjö, Sweden
  • Mar 5 Randy Matson, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot putt 1968), born in Pampa, Texas
  • Mar 8 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), born in Kew, Victoria, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 11 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • Mar 15 Jorgen Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Mar 15 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • Mar 18 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Mar 18 John Jacobs, American golfer (PGA Senior C’ship 2003), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Pat Riley, American NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Mar 23 Krasnodar Rora, Croatian soccer midfielder (5 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb, Standard Liège) and manager (Šibenik), born in Vis, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • Mar 27 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Mar 28 Johnny Famechon, Australian boxer (WBC featherweight champion), born in Paris, France

Person of interestWalt Frazier

Mar 29 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier

About March 1945

How Old? 76 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)