1939 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 130 of 130

  • Sep 5 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Sep 8 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player
  • Sep 9 Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Sep 14 DeWitt Weaver, American PGA golfer (1972 Southern Open), born in Danville, Kentucky
  • Sep 23 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator

Person of interestKathy Whitworth

Sep 27 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year), born in Monahans, Texas

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 29 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 1 George Archer, PGA golfer (1969 Masters Bing Crosby), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 2 B K Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60's)
  • Oct 8 Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960)

Person of interestMaria Bueno

Oct 11 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Oct 14 Hugh Delane Thompson, PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Oct 15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960)

Person of interestMike Ditka

Oct 18 Mike Ditka, NFL coach and tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961), born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • Oct 22 George Cohen, English footballer
  • Oct 25 Zelmo Beaty, Hillister, TX, basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslav gymnast
  • Nov 5 Ken Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ)
  • Nov 11 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Nov 13 Karel Brückner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Nov 15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Nov 24 Jim Northrup, baseball player
  • Nov 24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Nov 27 Dave Giusti, American baseball player
  • Nov 29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 1 Lee Trevino, American golfer (6-major titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 14 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player 1st African American to win Heisman Trophy (1961)
  • Dec 18 Sandro Lopopolia, Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • Dec 31 Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)
  • Dec 31 Willye White, US long jumper (Olympic silver 1956, appeared in 5 Olympics)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport