Birthdays in Sport in 1950

  • Jan 7 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • Jan 13 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • Jan 15 Marius TrĂ©sor, French footballer
  • Jan 18 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • Jan 20 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 29 Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
  • Jan 30 Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 2 Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • Feb 6 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Feb 7 Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics-1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Feb 9 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 10 Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • Feb 11 Clarence Ellis, NFLer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 13 Leonard Pascoe, cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82)

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Feb 22 Julius Erving, American basketball forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Nassau County, New York

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Feb 24 Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
  • Mar 1 Shahid Israr, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test v NZ 1976)
  • Mar 4 Judy Dickinson, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Oly-bronze-72)
  • Mar 7 Franco Harris, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 9 Danny Sullivan, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • Mar 12 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • Mar 12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • Mar 13 Bernard Julien, cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's)
  • Mar 13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • Mar 18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 26 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • Mar 27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 8 Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
  • Apr 9 Ehtesham-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82)
  • Apr 10 Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
  • Apr 12 Tom Werner, owner (SD Padres)/producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show)
  • Apr 17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner
  • Apr 19 Jeff Hammond, cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour)
  • Apr 19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
  • May 1 Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)
  • May 1 Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer
  • May 7 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas
  • May 9 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
  • May 12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German DR, sprinter (Oly-gold-72)
  • May 18 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 20 Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • May 24 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
  • May 29 Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
  • Jun 3 Marlene Elejarde, 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 4 Brian Rose, cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81)
  • Jun 5 Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Jun 11 Debbie "Pokey" Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)

  • Jun 13 Gerd Zewe, German footballer
  • Jun 17 Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • Jun 21 Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • Jun 25 Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jun 28 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 30 Pablo Castillo, jockey
  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • Jul 26 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • Aug 3 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Aug 5 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 7 David James Wottle, American 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, England, Princess/olympic equestrian
  • Aug 15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
  • Aug 16 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 16 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • Aug 18 Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 19 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • Aug 22 Ray Burris, baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • Aug 24 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • Aug 27 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Aug 28 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • Aug 29 Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • Sep 4 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • Sep 4 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • Sep 7 Adriano Panatta, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • Sep 14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver

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Sep 18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 24 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • Oct 3 Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • Oct 6 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • Oct 9 Mick Malone, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
  • Oct 9 Brian Downing, former baseball player
  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Oct 20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Oct 24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 John Matuszak, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Oct 26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • Oct 28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 30 Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
  • Nov 5 Debbie Massey, American LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Nov 11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 11 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver

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Nov 13 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • Nov 15 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • Nov 17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • Nov 21 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 21 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • Nov 22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • Nov 22 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • Nov 30 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)
  • Dec 3 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 8 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer, born in Wanganui
  • Dec 12 Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)
  • Dec 16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • Dec 27 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • Dec 31 Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Dec 31 Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)