Birthdays in Sport on November 1

  • 1865 Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)
  • 1880 Grantland Rice, sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
  • 1892 Alexander Alekhine, Russian world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1898 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)
  • 1911 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), born in Black Rock, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Bruce Dooland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner, 3 Tests mid-forties)
  • 1928 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Leon Hart, NFLer (Heisman Trophy)
  • 1932 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer who died after injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)

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1935 Gary Player, South African golfer (9-time major title winner), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • 1936 Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1941 Joe Louis Caldwell, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1947 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1948 Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1951 Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
  • 1954 Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • 1960 Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
  • 1960 Said Aquita, runner (Olympic gold/bronze-1984)
  • 1961 Anne Donovan, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1961 Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)
  • 1962 Sharron Davies, British Olympic swimmer and tv presenter (BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • 1962 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1962 Michelle Estill, LPGA golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1962 Robert Willis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Brian Forde, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1963 Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer
  • 1964 Kosala Kuruppuarachchi, cricketer (bowls 2 Tests for Sri Lanka 86-87)
  • 1964 Richard Cooper, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966 Bob Wells, pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1966 Danny Everett, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Paul Lewis, Australian field hockey forward (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1966 Ruud Cabbage, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1968 Bernard Dafney, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1968 Kent Graham, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Barron Wortham, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1969 Darryl Ashmore, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969 Jill Reeve, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Hoosick Falls, New York
  • 1969 Tie Domi, Windsor, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1970 Dawn Marple, team handball wing/back (Olympics 1996), born in Salem, Ohio
  • 1970 Sherwin Campbell, cricketer (WI opening batsman 1995)
  • 1971 Keith Whitecotton, Camrose Alberta, golfer (Alberta Jr-1989, 90)
  • 1971 Rob Waldrop, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1971 Terry Dean, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Glen Murray, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 Paul Dickov, Scottish footballer
  • 1973 Geoff Horsfield, English footballer
  • 1974 V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricketer (281 vs Australia 2001), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1975 Van Hiles, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1979 Delgado, Angolan footballer
  • 1979 Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
  • 1979 Coco Crisp, American baseball player
  • 1983 Josh Wicks, American soccer player
  • 1983 Jon Wilkin, English rugby league footballer
  • 1988 Ross Montague, English footballer