On This Day

Year 1935 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 30 Jim Perry, American baseball player, born in Williamston, North Carolina

Person of interestGary Player

Nov 1 Gary Player, South African golfer (9-time major title winner), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Nov 2 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2020)
  • Nov 5 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ), born in Wantage, Berkshire, England
  • Nov 9 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2020)
  • Nov 17 Anton Sailer, Austrian skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
  • Nov 22 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 22 Bobby Wilson, English tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1960 runner-up), born in Hendon, England (d. 2020)
  • Nov 23 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • Nov 27 Prakash Bhandari, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), born in Delhi, British India
  • Dec 1 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), born in Warroad, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Dec 4 Fred Rumsey, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 17 wickets; founded Professional Cricketers Association 1967), born in London, England
  • Dec 5 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukrainian SSR
  • Dec 8 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player (Women's Soviet Chess Championship 1960, 62, 63), born in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR (d. 2017)
  • Dec 10 Terry Allcock, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 13 Joe Christopher, American baseball player, born in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Dec 13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960; NL saves leader 1959, 60, 63), born in Hollis, Oklahoma
  • Dec 13 Arthur Summons, Australian rugby union fly-half (10 Tests; Gordon RFC) and rugby league five-eighth (9 Tests; Western Suburbs RLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Dec 14 Butch [David William] White, English cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961), born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
  • Dec 17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Dec 19 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), born in Central Álava, Cuba (d. 2020)
  • Dec 20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, Pakistani cricket batsman (4 Tests; 1 x 100; Warwickshire, Otago) and broadcaster (TVNZ), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dec 21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver, born in Marj, Libya (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 23 Paul Hornung, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1956, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, Green Bay Packers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 25 Al Jackson, American MLB player (New York Mets), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Dec 26 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • Dec 26 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)

Person of interestSandy Koufax

Dec 30 Sandy Koufax, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1955, 59, 63, 65; perfect game 1967; Cy Young Award 1963, 65, 66; Triple Crown 1963, 65, 66; LA Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Dec 31 Peter Allan, Australian cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25), born in Brisbane, Australia

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport