Birthdays in Sport in September 1956

  • Sep 2 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • Sep 3 Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 4 Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics-3 Gold-1972)
  • Sep 5 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • Sep 6 Pam Allen, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th), born in Billings, Montana
  • Sep 7 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers)
  • Sep 12 Charles Henry Beck, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Sep 12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • Sep 14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer
  • Sep 16 Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 16 Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 17 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • Sep 18 Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 21 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Sep 23 Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Sep 24 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 26 Steve Butler, American racing driver
  • Sep 29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England