On This Day

Year 1933 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

Oct 31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

  • Nov 1 Davey Moore, American boxer (world featherweight champion 1959-63), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Nov 4 Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • Nov 4 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Nov 6 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 10 Seymour Nurse, West Indian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 47.60, 6 x 100; TS 258; Barbados), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
  • Nov 12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • Nov 17 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • Nov 17 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), born in Penarth, Wales (d. 2019)
  • Nov 25 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
  • Nov 30 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1964), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2003)
  • Dec 4 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • Dec 6 Jim Pothecary, South African cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets; Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Dec 9 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Dec 9 Orville Moody, American golfer (US Open 1969), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • Dec 10 Grenville Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Dec 10 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Dec 17 Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), born in Gleiwitz, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Dec 17 Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • Dec 19 Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • Dec 20 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961), born in Grobbendonk, Belgium
  • Dec 21 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 27 Dave Marr, golfer, broadcaster, (PGA Championship 1965), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport