1950 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 118 of 118

  • Nov 8 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • Nov 9 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • Nov 10 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 12 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • Nov 22 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • Nov 25 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • Nov 27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • Dec 2 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7)
  • Dec 3 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 5 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Dec 12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • Dec 14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • Dec 24 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 26 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • Dec 31 Jockeys Bill Shoemaker & Joe Culmone set record of 388 wins in a year

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 133 of 133

  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Oct 20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Oct 24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • Oct 26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Oct 26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • Oct 28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 30 Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
  • Nov 5 Debbie Massey, American LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Nov 11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 11 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver

Person of interestGilbert Perreault

Nov 13 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • Nov 15 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • Nov 17 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Nov 17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • Nov 21 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 21 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • Nov 22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • Nov 22 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • Nov 30 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)
  • Dec 3 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 8 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer, born in Wanganui
  • Dec 12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario
  • Dec 16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • Dec 27 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • Dec 31 Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Dec 31 Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport