On This Day

Year 1946 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • Dec 16 1947 NFL Draft: Bob Fenimore from University of Oklahoma A&M first pick by Chicago Bears

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wicket stand, score 234 each

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 22 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 28 1st Davis Cup, Melbourne, Australia: Jack Kramer & Ted Schroeder give US unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Australians John Bromwich & Adrian Quist 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; ends 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 18 Otis Sistrunk, American football player (Oakland Raiders), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Sep 19 Brian Henton, English racing driver, born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire
  • Sep 24 Joe Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle (Super Bowl 1974, 75, 78, 79; 10 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Temple, Texas
  • Sep 24 Pat Pocock, Welsh cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85), born in Bangor, Wales
  • Sep 25 Bishan Bedi, Indian cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), born in Amritsar, Punjab, British India
  • Sep 25 Gil Morgan, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles, 3 Champions Tour majors), born in Wewoka, Oklahoma
  • Sep 28 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • Sep 29 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Sep 30 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)
  • Oct 1 Ewa Klobukowska, Polish athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 4 André Bolhuis, Dutch field hockey player, coach and administrator (World Cup gold 1973; president Dutch Field Hockey Federation; chairman Dutch Olympic Committee), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • Oct 5 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach, born in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 6 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Greig

Oct 6 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Oct 8 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Oct 8 Aleksandr Gorshkov, Soviet ice dancer (holds 6 titles, Olympic gold 1976), born in Moscow
  • Oct 10 Peter Mahvolich, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 11 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • Oct 12 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • Oct 14 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach, born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • Oct 14 Al Oliver, American baseball outfielder (7-time MLB All Star; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter/actor (Olympic gold 1968, "Soap"), born in Pomona California
  • Oct 17 Herb Orvis, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (University of Colorado; NFL: Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Oct 19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • Oct 20 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 21 Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • Oct 21 Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), born in Puente del Arzobispo, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Oct 23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Oct 28 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Anura Tennekoon, Sri Lankan cricketer (World Cup captain 1975-79), born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 30 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player, born in Headingley, Leeds, England
  • Oct 31 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
  • Nov 2 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, commentator (World Formula 1 champion, 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Nov 2 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • Nov 16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Nov 20 Greg Cook, American football player ( Cincinnati Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Nov 23 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • Nov 24 Jimmy Collins, American basketball shooting guard (Chicago Bulls) and coach (University of Illinois, Chicago 1996-2010), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2020)
  • Nov 29 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • Nov 30 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 1976)
  • Dec 1 Ho-Jun Li, North Korean shooter (Olympic gold 50m rifle 1972; DPR Korea first Olympic gold), born in North Korea
  • Dec 2 Pedro Borbón, Dominican baseball pitcher (World Series 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds), born in Santa Cruz de Mao, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • Dec 3 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch road cyclist (Vuelta a España 1979, Tour de France 1980; World Professional Road champion 1985), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 6 Frank Hayes, English cricket batsman (9 Tests, HS 106no England v WI on debut 1973), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Dec 11 Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80), born in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dec 12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 Champion 1972, 74, Indy 500 1989, 93), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 13 Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), born in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Dec 14 Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower (Olympic 2 gold-72, 76), born in Egeln, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
  • Dec 14 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 14 Peter Lorimer, Scottish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Leeds United 526 games), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Dec 15 Art Howe, American MLB baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 16 Eduard Krieger, Austrian soccer defensive midfielder (25 caps; Austria Wien, Club Brugge K.V., LASK Linz), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • Dec 17 Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)
  • Dec 18 Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA C'ship 1985), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Dec 25 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
  • Dec 25 Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
  • Dec 28 Jorge Velásquez, Panamanian Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes 1981; 6,795 career wins), born in Chepo, Panama
  • Dec 29 Laffit Pincay Jr., Panamanian jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Dec 31 Cliff Richey, American tennis player (Davis Cup 1969-70), born in San Angelo, Texas

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport