1949 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 169 of 169

  • Aug 22 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 22 Doug Bair, baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Geoff Capes, British shot putter, born in Holbeach, England
  • Aug 26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 27 Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)
  • Sep 3 José Pékerman, Argentine football manager, born in Villa Domínguez, Argentina

Person of interestTom Watson

Sep 4 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Sep 4 Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator
  • Sep 9 Joe Theismann, NFL quarterback (Redskins)/sportscaster
  • Sep 9 John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 11 Marty Liquori, American runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7)), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Sep 11 Roger Uttley, English rugby union player, born in Blackpool, England
  • Sep 11 Bill Whittington, American race car driver, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Sep 12 Irina Rodnina, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Sep 18 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England
  • Sep 20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 25 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)

Person of interestMike Schmidt

Sep 27 Mike Schmidt, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Sep 29 Steve Busby, footballer

Person of interestBill James

Oct 5 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician ( sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • Oct 7 Catherine Duggan, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 9 Shep Messing, Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
  • Oct 10 Lance Cairns, cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler)
  • Oct 11 Bobby Jones, baseball player
  • Oct 13 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • Oct 13 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver
  • Oct 18 George Hendrick, baseball player
  • Oct 19 Lynn Dickey, American football player
  • Oct 20 Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 20 Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Oct 21 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971)
  • Oct 22 Manfred Burgsmuller, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • Oct 22 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born Strasbourg, France
  • Oct 25 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 28 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality, and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York

Person of interestLarry Holmes

Nov 3 Larry Holmes, American heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85), born in Cuthbert, Georgia

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 3 Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Nov 4 Kathy McMullen, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 11 Kathy Postlewait, Norfolk VA, LPGA golfer (1989 Sara Lee)
  • Nov 13 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • Nov 19 Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • Nov 20 Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Nov 21 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
  • Nov 22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • Nov 25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • Nov 27 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Mary Bea Porter-King, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic), born in Everett, Washington
  • Dec 5 Lanny Wadkins, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1977), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 6 Peter Willey, cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's)
  • Dec 9 Thomas O Kite Jr, PGA golfer (1978 BC Open, Crosby 1983), born in Austin, Texas
  • Dec 10 Linda Galloway, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976)
  • Dec 14 Bill Buckner, California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
  • Dec 17 Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
  • Dec 19 Claudia A Kolb, American 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Dec 20 Cecil Cooper, American baseball player
  • Dec 23 Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)
  • Dec 24 Cameron Seward, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 24 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
  • Dec 25 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Raiders) [or May 26]
  • Dec 29 Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)
  • Dec 30 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport