Birthdays in Sport in 1952

  • Jan 8 Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • Jan 11 Ben Daniel Crenshaw, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 17 Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 22 Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • Jan 23 Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
  • Jan 26 Thomas Edward Henderson, SC, basketballer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jan 27 Brian Gottfried, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 27 "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
  • Jan 30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • Feb 3 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Oly-96)
  • Feb 9 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 9 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • Feb 10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 13 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 16 Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 17 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Feb 17 Karin Janz, East German gymnast
  • Feb 22 Wayne John Levi, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open), born in Little Falls, New York
  • Feb 24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • Feb 24 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • Feb 25 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • Feb 27 Dwight Elmo Jones, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 28 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • Feb 29 Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976, 80, 92)
  • Mar 1 Alice Ritzman, Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester Intl-5th)
  • Mar 1 David Allen Barr, Kelowna BC, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)
  • Mar 1 Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • Mar 7 Lynn Swann, NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
  • Mar 9 Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Mar 18 Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
  • Mar 18 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (won Epsom Derby 3x), born in Newbridge, County Kildare (d. 2015)
  • Mar 19 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • Mar 20 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • Mar 20 Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 22 Bob Costas, sportscaster/talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 26 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • Mar 28 Tony Brise, racing driver (d. 1975)
  • Mar 29 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • Apr 1 Rey Robinson, American 100m sprinter (Olympic-1972)
  • Apr 2 Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)
  • Apr 2 Joseph Kent Massey, soling sailor (Oly-bronze-1996), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Apr 4 Rosemarie Ackermann, German DR, high jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Apr 4 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and car racer (d. 1995)
  • Apr 7 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1976)
  • Apr 11 Michael Daly, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 BC Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter
  • Apr 12 Alexis Arguello, featherweight boxer (1974 champ), born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • Apr 12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)
  • Apr 12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player

  • Apr 13 Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer
  • Apr 14 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • Apr 15 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • Apr 16 Peter Westbrook, US fencer (Olympic bronze 88, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri

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Apr 16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Apr 20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
  • Apr 23 Terry Moor, tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 25 Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • Apr 27 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver

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Apr 27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • Apr 29 Bob McClure, American baseball player
  • May 3 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh
  • May 11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • May 13 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • May 14 M J Smith, LPGA golfer
  • May 15 Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
  • May 19 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • May 20 Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
  • May 22 R W Eaks, American professional golfer, born in Colorado Springs, Clorado
  • May 23 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
  • Jun 3 David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
  • Jun 14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Jun 16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jun 17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • Jun 20 Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)
  • Jun 26 Gordon McQueen, soccer player
  • Jun 28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 3 Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • Jul 3 Bill Badgett Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 3 Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
  • Jul 8 Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 8 Jack Lambert, American football player
  • Jul 9 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • Jul 10 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast
  • Jul 15 David Bell, horse trainer
  • Jul 16 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • Jul 18 James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 22 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • Jul 23 Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
  • Jul 25 "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
  • Jul 26 Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jul 27 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • Aug 1 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 1 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • Aug 2 Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Aug 3 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star
  • Aug 3 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
  • Aug 4 Daniel Bautista, Mexican 20k walker (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 6 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Aug 8 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 14 Debbie Meyer, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Oly-3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Aug 16 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)

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Aug 17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Aug 17 Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
  • Aug 18 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
  • Aug 20 John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
  • Aug 23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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Aug 24 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • Aug 25 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 26 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)

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Sep 2 Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83 Wimbledon-1974, 82), born in St. Louis, Illinois

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 5 Graham Salmon, British blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man) (d. 1999)
  • Sep 7 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish motocyclist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 13 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 14 Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • Sep 19 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver
  • Sep 27 André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • Sep 28 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • Sep 29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Sep 30 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • Oct 1 Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • Oct 2 Steve Penrod, race horse trainer
  • Oct 3 Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
  • Oct 4 Anita Luceete Defrantz, rower (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Graham Yallop, cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6)
  • Oct 7 Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 14 Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)
  • Oct 18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • Oct 18 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • Oct 19 Alexander Leibkind, German judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
  • Oct 20 Dave Collins, baseball player
  • Oct 20 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • Oct 21 Trevor Chappell, cricketer (bro of several Aussie underarm bowler)
  • Oct 25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • Oct 28 Flavian Aponso, cricketer (rebel Sri Lankan 1982, Neth World Cup 1996)
  • Oct 29 Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer

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Nov 5 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • Nov 5 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
  • Nov 8 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • Nov 8 Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball player
  • Nov 10 Gerry DiNardo, American football coach
  • Nov 15 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
  • Nov 17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • Nov 21 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)
  • Nov 23 Francie Larrieu Smith, American 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • Nov 24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • Nov 25 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan Niazi, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician, born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nov 26 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • Nov 29 Dusty Hare, English rugby player
  • Dec 6 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • Dec 12 Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
  • Dec 12 Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnist (Olympic-4th-1968)
  • Dec 13 John Francome, English jockey
  • Dec 15 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
  • Dec 16 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • Dec 16 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • Dec 21 Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • Dec 21 Joaquín Andújar, Professional baseball pitcher (Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (d. 2015)
  • Dec 28 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
  • Dec 29 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)