On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in November 1949

  • Nov 2 Alfred Riedl, Austrian soccer striker (4 caps; Austria Wien, Standard Liège) and manager (Austria, Liechtenstein, Vietnam, Palestine, Laos, Indonesia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2020)

Person of interestLarry Holmes

Nov 3 Larry Holmes, American boxer (world heavyweight champion, 20 successful title defences), born in Cuthbert, Georgia

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 3 Roswitha Krause, German swimmer and team handball player (first woman Summer Olympic medals in different sports; silver 4x100m freestyle 1968, handball 1976), born in Dahme, Germany
  • Nov 11 Kathy Postlewait, American golfer (4-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Nov 13 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • Nov 19 Ahmad Rashad [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • Nov 20 Juha Mieto, Finnish 15KM skier (Olympic silver 1980), born in Kurikka, Finland
  • Nov 21 Basil Williams, West Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100s; century on debut 1978), born in Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • Nov 21 Barbara Jo Rubin, American jockey (first women to win a race on a major US track), born in Highland, Illinois
  • Nov 22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • Nov 25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • Nov 27 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Ikawa, Japan
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil; Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)

About November 1949

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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