Sports Stars Born in 1956 (Part 2)

  • Dec 14 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • Dec 16 Mike Gregory, English darts player (BDO World C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Bath, England (d. 2022)
  • Dec 16 Tommy Burns, Scottish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Celtic, Kilmarnock) and manager (Scotland, Celtic, Kilmarnock, Reading), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Dec 19 Tom Lawless, American baseball player
  • Dec 21 Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 1992), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Dec 23 Michele Alboretto, Italian racing driver (Ferrari), born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 25 Mansoor Akhtar, Pakistani cricket batsman (19 Tests, 1 x 100, 3 x 50s; 41 ODIs; UBL, Sind, Karachi), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Dec 27 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)