On This Day

Year 1943 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 26 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Aug 28 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 30 Jean-Claude Killy, French alpine skier (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 2 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • Sep 3 Dave Eichelberger, American golfer (US Senior Open 1999), born in Waco, Texas
  • Sep 4 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Latina, Italy
  • Sep 19 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kitzbühel, Austria (d. 2001)

Person of interestJoe Morgan

Sep 19 Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 2020)

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • Sep 20 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)

Person of interestMarty Schottenheimer

Sep 23 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs; NFL Coach of Year 2004, San Diego Chargers), born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)

  • Sep 26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 26 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver, born in Gordon, Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 28 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • Oct 1 Naushad Ali, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper, administrator, match referee (6 Tests), born in Gwalior, India
  • Oct 2 Paul Van Himst, Belgian soccer forward and manager (81 caps; Anderlecht), born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium
  • Oct 4 Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player (mixed doubles Grand Slam 1967; Lesley Turner Bowrey, Billie Jean King), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 4 Jimy Williams, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Oct 5 Bonnie Bryant, American golfer (only left-hander to win an LPGA Tour event, Bill Branch Classic 1974), born in Tulare, California
  • Oct 7 José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • Oct 11 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's), born in Castle, St Peter, Barbados (d. 1996)
  • Oct 14 Lance Rentzel, American NFL receiver (Minn, LA) and ex-husband of Joey Heatherton, born in Flushing, New York
  • Oct 19 Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • Oct 19 Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Oct 22 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic bronze 1976), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Pim Doesburg, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; Eredivisie record 687 games; Sparta, PSV), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Oct 29 Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), born in Gateshead, England (d. 2020)
  • Nov 1 Tom Mack, American Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman (11 x Pro Bowl; LA Rams), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 4 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 7 Wayne Giardino, Canadian football linebacker (Grey Cup 1968, 69, 73;Ottawa Rough Riders), born in Peterborough, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Nov 8 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), born in Plaistow, Essex, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 9 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • Nov 10 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 Jan Adamski, Polish International Chess Master (1976)
  • Nov 12 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, born in Ro, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • Nov 13 Jay Sigel, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1982-83), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
  • Nov 21 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • Nov 21 Robert Alner, British racehorse trainer (Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cool Dawn 1998), born in Droop, Dorset (d. 2020)

Person of interestBillie Jean King

Nov 22 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Nov 22 Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79), born in Junagadh, India
  • Nov 22 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 24 Dave Bing, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (7-time NBA All Star), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 24 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • Nov 24 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), born in Grandrieu, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • Nov 26 Jan Stenerud, Norwegian-American NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs), born in Fetsund, Norway
  • Dec 1 Orton Enderlein, German [GDR] luger (Olympic gold women's singles 1964; World C'ships gold 1965, 67)), born in Trünzig, Sachsen, Germany
  • Dec 4 Gary Sabourin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1970-71; St. Louis Blues), born in Parry Sound, Ontario
  • Dec 10 Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), born in Apatin, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Dec 13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • Dec 15 Mihály Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Dec 19 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Dec 21 Walter Spanghero, French rugby player, born in Payra-sur-l'Hers, France
  • Dec 25 Hedley Howarth, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (30 Tests, 86 wickets), born in Auckland, NZ (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Wilson Fittipaldi Jr, Brazilian auto racer, team owner (Fittipaldi F1 team), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport