Birthdays in Sport in 1954

  • Jan 2 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 3 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • Jan 6 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jan 7 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • Jan 14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • Jan 15 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • Jan 17 Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 19 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • Jan 23 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • Jan 24 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jan 25 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • Jan 25 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • Jan 26 Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
  • Jan 27 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • Jan 29 Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • Jan 31 Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)
  • Feb 2 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • Feb 3 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 10 Larry McWilliams, baseball player
  • Feb 15 Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 16 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • Feb 19 Socrates, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 21 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • Feb 28 Brian Billick, American football coach
  • Mar 3 Keith Carlton Fergus, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), born in Temple, Texas
  • Mar 4 Peter Erling Jacobsen, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 8 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • Mar 8 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Mar 14 David La Croix, race horse trainer
  • Mar 16 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • Mar 16 Hollis Stacy, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 19 Charles Pinnell, horse trainer
  • Mar 20 Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • Mar 21 Mary Jane Smith, Van Nuys Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1993)
  • Mar 23 Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia, (d. 2015)
  • Mar 23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • Mar 25 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • Apr 7 Donna White, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 7 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • Apr 8 Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
  • Apr 12 Marvin Johnson, American middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Apr 16 John Bowe, Australian racing driver
  • Apr 17 Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)
  • Apr 19 Trevor Francis, British soccer manager
  • Apr 20 Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
  • Apr 20 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 21 Dale Eggeling, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • Apr 24 Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes)
  • Apr 28 Ron Zook, American Football Coach
  • Apr 29 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder

  • Apr 30 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • May 1 Taslim Arif, cricketer (Pakistani keeper/batsman, 210 v Aust 1980)
  • May 5 John Greg Adams, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • May 8 Pat Meyers, LPGA golfer
  • May 9 Balazs Taroczy, Hungarian tennis star
  • May 11 John Gregory, English football manager
  • May 15 Bob Beauchemin, Winnipeg Canada, golfer (West Coast Open-1982, 83)
  • May 17 Michael Roberts, jockey
  • May 19 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 21 Bill Abbott, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 27 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
  • May 27 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • May 31 Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • Jun 3 Cindy Ferro, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 3 Wally Weir, Quebec ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe
  • Jun 7 Lui Passaglia, CFL place kicker (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 11 Gary Fencik, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 11 John Dyson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman)
  • Jun 13 Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Jun 15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (d. 1996)
  • Jun 20 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • Jun 21 Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • Jun 25 John Kimmel, horse trainer
  • Jun 29 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jul 1 Michael Daniel Reid, Bainbridge MD, PGA golfer (1987 Seiko Tucson)
  • Jul 3 Debbie Skinner, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 4 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jul 5 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)

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Jul 6 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph

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Jul 10 Andre Dawson, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jul 12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
  • Jul 13 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • Jul 13 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 18 Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)
  • Jul 18 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 24 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)

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Jul 25 Walter Payton, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Jul 26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
  • Jul 29 Flo Hyman, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California
  • Jul 31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Aug 2 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Aug 3 Gary Peters, English footballer
  • Aug 4 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 6 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • Aug 8 Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
  • Aug 11 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Aug 11 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • Aug 14 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 20 William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 21 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 22 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Aug 24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 25 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • Aug 26 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • Aug 27 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • Aug 27 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • Sep 1 Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 5 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • Sep 9 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 10 Martha Nause, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Sep 18 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
  • Sep 20 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Sep 20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • Sep 22 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • Sep 25 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
  • Sep 25 Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
  • Sep 28 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 1 Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
  • Oct 3 Dennis Eckersley, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 7 Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
  • Oct 8 Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)
  • Oct 13 George Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 19 Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • Oct 19 Sam Allardyce, English football manager
  • Oct 20 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)

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Oct 25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • Oct 26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Oct 27 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • Oct 29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 JoAnne Russell, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 1 Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 11 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • Nov 12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • Nov 12 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
  • Nov 14 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • Nov 16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nov 23 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • Dec 5 Kathryn Young, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 11 Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)
  • Dec 11 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
  • Dec 14 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
  • Dec 16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)

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Dec 21 [Christine] Chris Evert, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • Dec 22 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
  • Dec 23 Brian Teacher, tennis star, born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Dec 26 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • Dec 26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 29 Glenn Myernick, US soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Trenton, New Jersey