1948 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 122 of 122


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Sep 19 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • Sep 19 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • Sep 20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • Sep 23 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • Oct 3 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
  • Oct 4 Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
  • Oct 10 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • Oct 11 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • Nov 3 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
  • Nov 24 "Bicycle Thieves", Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring himself and Cesare Zavattini, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1950)
  • Nov 27 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • Nov 30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Dec 3 Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
  • Dec 4 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 5 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
  • Dec 8 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • Dec 19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 21 1949 NFL Draft: University of Pennsylvania linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik is selected first by Philadelphia Eagles

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 139 of 139


Person of interestRosemary Casals

Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1968) [or 1945]
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • Sep 30 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • Oct 2 Robert Anderson, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78)
  • Oct 2 Trevor Brooking, English soccer player
  • Oct 16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • Oct 20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Oct 22 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Oct 22 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • Oct 25 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 25 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)

Person of interestDave Cowens

Oct 25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Nov 1 Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 3 Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Nov 7 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 9 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • Nov 17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • Nov 18 Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • Nov 22 Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • Nov 24 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • Nov 24 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • Nov 26 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Nov 26 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • Dec 1 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • Dec 1 George Foster, American baseball player
  • Dec 13 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Dec 19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Dec 22 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • Dec 22 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • Dec 23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • Dec 26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • Dec 28 Jorge Velásquez, Panamanian Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby, Preakness 1981), born in Chepo, Panama
  • Dec 30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport