On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in December 1955

  • Dec 1 Uwe Benter, German rowing coxswain (Olympic gold coxed four 1972), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Dec 2 Paul Holmgren, American NHL right wing, coach and executive (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 3 Alberto Tarantini, Argentine soccer defender (61 caps; FIFA World Cup 1978; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Toulouse), born in Ezeiza, Argentina
  • Dec 4 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey right wing and executive (NHL All-Star 1981-82, 86, 94; LA Kings; St. Louis Blues), born in Levack, Ontario
  • Dec 6 Malcolm Jarvis, Zimbabwean cricket fast bowler (5 Tests including Zimbabwe's 1st Test side, 11 wickets), born in Fort Victoria, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  • Dec 8 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • Dec 11 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman and president of the bidding and organizing committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • Dec 12 Eddy Schepers, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Tienen, Belgium
  • Dec 13 Glenn Roeder, English soccer defender (QPR, Newcastle United), and manager (Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, Norwich), born in Woodford, England (d. 2021)
  • Dec 14 Jane Crafter, Australian-American golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • Dec 16 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • Dec 19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • Dec 22 Lonnie Smith, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1978-94; (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and 3 other teams), WS wins with 3 different teams, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Anwar Khan, Pakistani cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dec 27 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver

About December 1955

How Old? 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)