On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in September 1956

  • Sep 2 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • Sep 3 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • Sep 5 Steve Denton, American tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • Sep 7 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Chip Beck, American golfer (US Open 1986, 89, Masters 1993 runner-up; shot 59 in 1991), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Sep 12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver, born in Norfolk County, Virginia
  • Sep 14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
  • Sep 16 Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Sep 16 Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Sep 17 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • Sep 18 Peter Šťastný, Slovak-Canadian ice hockey player, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 21 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Sep 23 Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Sep 24 Ilona Slupianek, German shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Demmin, East Germany
  • Sep 26 Steve Butler, American racing driver, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 28 Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • Sep 29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

About September 1956

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)