On This Day

Year 1944 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 30 Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Clive Lloyd, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (110 Tests; 7,515 runs @ 46.67), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Sep 11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Sep 11 John McSheery, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; MLB All Star Game 1975, 82, 91; dies while umpiring on Opening Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 John McSherry, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; All-Star Game 1975, 82, 91), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestArd Schenk

Sep 16 Ard Schenk, Dutch speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna, Netherlands

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), born in Viewpark, Scotland (d. 2006)

Person of interestTony La Russa

Oct 4 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Oct 6 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • Oct 11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 13 Buddy Allin, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Oct 16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • Oct 24 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and coach, born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Nov 2 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968; world record 63.96m 1969), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • Nov 3 Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Nov 7 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Nov 7 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy

Person of interestAl Michaels

Nov 12 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • Nov 13 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
  • Nov 16 David O'Sullivan, New Zealand cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Person of interestTom Seaver

Nov 17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020) [1]

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • Nov 17 Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York
  • Nov 19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 20 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwean field hockey coach and player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Blantyre, Nyasaland
  • Nov 21 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 4 François Migault, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1976 runner-up; 16 F1 GP), born in Le Mans, France (d. 2012)
  • Dec 15 Stan Bahnsen, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Dec 17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)

Person of interestSteve Carlton

Dec 22 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • Dec 24 Erhard Keller, German speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72 500m), born in Günzburg, Germany
  • Dec 25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 25 Sam Strahan, New Zealand rugby union lock (17 caps; Manawatū), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • Dec 29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricketer (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973), born in Whangarei, New Zealand

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport