1940 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 140 of 140

  • Sep 15 Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy)
  • Sep 27 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • Sep 29 John Dawes, rugby coach
  • Sep 29 Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • Sep 30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Oct 3 Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • Oct 3 Mike Troy, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)
  • Oct 4 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 5 Bob Cowper, cricketer (Aust LHB, 307 v England MCG 1966 Very rich

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

Oct 9 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Oct 14 Jesse Carlyle Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (1972 Philadelphia Classic)

Person of interestDave DeBusschere

Oct 16 Dave DeBusschere, NBA forward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • Oct 17 Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
  • Oct 19 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 21 Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
  • Oct 21 Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)

Person of interestPele

Oct 23 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century - 1281 goals in 1363 games), born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Oct 25 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984)
  • Oct 30 Miguel Calderon-Gomez, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 11 Barbara Boxer, (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993- )
  • Nov 13 Jack Birkenshaw, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74), born in Rothwell, England
  • Nov 13 Joan Haanappel, Dutch figure skater and sports reporter, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Nov 16 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • Nov 21 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • Nov 23 Luis Tiant, Cuba, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 24 Paul Tagliabue, commissioner (NFL)

Person of interestJoe Gibbs

Nov 25 Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • Dec 1 Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 1 Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 2 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
  • Dec 2 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • Dec 5 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
  • Dec 8 Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • Dec 12 Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 15 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
  • Dec 18 Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
  • Dec 24 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- )
  • Dec 26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
  • Dec 30 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport