On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in January 1948

  • Jan 3 Manfred Kokot, East German athlete (world record 50m indoor sprint 5.61s 1973), born in Templin, Germany
  • Jan 5 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50), born in Alwar, India (d. 2010)
  • Jan 6 Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (brother of Sir Richard; NZ 26 Tests, 71 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Jan 10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France
  • Jan 11 Madeline Manning-Mimms, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1968), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • Jan 12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • Jan 13 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • Jan 16 Cliff Thorburn, Canadian champion snooker player, born in Victoria, British Columbia

About January 1948

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)