On This Day

Year 1929 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 19 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), born in Haripur Khalsa, India (d. 2020)
  • Oct 24 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Oct 25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • Oct 25 LaDell Andersen, American college basketball coach (Utah State, BYU), born in Malad City, Idaho (d. 2019)
  • Oct 31 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Nov 5 Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Nov 8 Trevor McMahon, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (v India & Pak 1955-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 8 Bobby Bowden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Florida State 1976-2009; National C'ship 1993, 99), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 14 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Nov 17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Nov 17 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Nov 20 Don January, American golfer (PGA Championship 1967), born in Plainview Texas
  • Nov 20 Gabriel Ochoa Uribe, Colombian soccer manager (record 14 x league titles; Millonarios [6], Santa Fe [1], América de Cali [7]; Columbia), born in Sopetrán, Colombia (d. 2020)
  • Dec 2 Lowell North, American yachtsman (Olympic Gold 1968) and sailmaker (North Sails), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 11 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • Dec 15 Keith Andrew, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63), born in Greenacres, Oldham, England (d. 2010)
  • Dec 16 Doug Ford, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's), born in Maryville, New South Wales
  • Dec 18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • Dec 22 Wazir Mohammad, Indian cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers), born in Junagadh, India
  • Dec 22 Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

Dec 28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • Dec 31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport