1944 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 129 of 129

  • Sep 16 Ard Schenk, Dutch 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna
  • Sep 17 Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)

Person of interestTony La Russa

Oct 4 Tony La Russa, MLB 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 [Brian Thomas] Allin, American PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Oct 16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • Oct 24 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
  • Nov 2 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • Nov 7 Joe Niekro, baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)
  • Nov 7 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer

Person of interestAl Michaels

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

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American 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, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • Nov 17 Tom Seaver, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75), born in Fresno, California
  • Nov 19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 20 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980)
  • Nov 21 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 4 François Migault, French racing driver, born in Le Mans, France
  • Dec 15 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)
  • Dec 17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Dec 21 Bill Atkinson, English footballer, born in Sunderland, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 24 Erhard Keller, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Günzburg, Germany
  • Dec 25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 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