On This Day

Year 1941 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 Ramesh Sethi, Kenyan cricketer, born in Kenya
  • Sep 4 Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • Sep 15 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • Sep 16 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey (d. 2017)
  • Sep 17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • Sep 19 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
  • Sep 24 John Mackey, American NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers), born in Roosevelt, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 24 Tony Rutter, British motorcycle road racer (Formula Two World C'ship 1981-84; 7 x Isle of Man TT Races), born in Wordsley, England (d. 2020)
  • Sep 27 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • Sep 27 Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Sep 28 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • Sep 29 David Steele, British cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975), born in Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Sep 29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 4 Jerrel Wilson, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1970-72; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 5 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • Oct 7 Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian soccer defender (51 caps; CSKA Sofia 350 games), born in Petrich, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Oct 13 John Snow, English cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies), born in Peopleton, Worcestershire, England
  • Oct 14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 17 Viden Apostolov, Bulgarian soccer defender (22 caps; PFC Botev Plovdiv 429 games), born in Novi Iskar, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Oct 23 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, born in Tottenham, North London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 André Quilis, French rugby union flanker (5 caps; RC Narbonne), born in Coursan, France (d. 2020)
  • Oct 29 Brian Yuile, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Oct 30 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Oct 31 Derek Bell, British racing driver, born in Pinner, Middlesex, England
  • Nov 1 Joe Caldwell, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1964; NBA & ABA All Star; St. Louis Hawks, Carolina Cougars), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Nov 1 John Pullin, English rugby union hooker (42 caps; British Lions 7 caps; Bristol RFC), born in Aust, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2021)

Person of interestDave Stockton

Nov 2 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Nov 6 Ray Perkins, American football coach (New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University), born in Mount Olive, Mississippi (d. 2020)
  • Nov 13 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher and coach (5-time MLB All Star), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • Nov 18 Peter Pocklington, Canadian NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Nov 19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 22 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer
  • Nov 23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • Nov 23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey right winger (Philadelphia Flyers, 1967-74), born in Saint-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, Quebec, Canada
  • Nov 26 Jeff Torborg, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Nov 27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager (France 1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Sail-sous-Couzan, France
  • Dec 2 Mike England, Welsh soccer defender and manager (44 caps, Tottenham Hotspur; mgr Wales), born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
  • Dec 2 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion 1963-64), born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Dec 4 Raul Blanco, Argentine-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1996-97), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dec 4 Marty Riessen, American tennis player (9 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Dec 8 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • Dec 8 Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Jeff Jones, Welsh cricket fast bowler (15 Tests England, 44 wickets), born in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
  • Dec 14 Barry Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (brother of Sir Richard & Dayle; NZ World Cup 1975), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Dec 18 Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), born in Drogomyśl, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Dec 23 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter, born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • Dec 28 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • Dec 30 Mel Renfro, American football player
  • Dec 31 Milkha Singh, Indian cricketer (brother of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests), born in Madras, India (d. 2017)
  • Dec 31 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport