1951 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 115 of 115

  • Nov 18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Nov 24 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
  • Nov 25 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • Nov 25 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • Dec 1 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • Dec 2 Philadelphia sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise

First NFL Wide Receiver in History Don Hutson
First NFL Wide Receiver in History
Don Hutson
  • Dec 2 16th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-7 in Birmingham

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Dec 11 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Dec 22 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
  • Dec 23 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 25 1st Christmas Day in test cricket, Aust v WI at Adelaide
  • Dec 25 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
  • Dec 27 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 165 of 165

  • Aug 8 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Aug 10 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 12 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 13 Gwen Cheeseman, field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 15 John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
  • Aug 17 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Aug 18 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • Aug 23 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 27 Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 1 David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 5 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • Sep 7 Mark R McCumber, American PGA golfer (1979 Doral-Eastern), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Mark McCumber, America professional golfer, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • Sep 8 Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)
  • Sep 15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • Sep 18 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver

Person of interestGuy Lafleur

Sep 20 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Sep 21 Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Sep 21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 24 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 25 Bob McAdoo, NBA player and coach (Los Angeles Lakers, NY Giants), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 28 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Sep 29 David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
  • Sep 29 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
  • Sep 30 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)
  • Oct 3 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 5 Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn Ill, speed skater (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Oct 11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • Oct 12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • Oct 12 Sally Little, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

Oct 15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • Oct 20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • Oct 31 Nick Saban, American college football coach, born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Nov 1 Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
  • Nov 2 Kathy Hammond, American 400m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 3 Azmat Rana, cricketer (one Test for Pakistan against Australia 1980)
  • Nov 7 Dan Duva, boxing promoter/producer (Howard Stern New Years Party)
  • Nov 10 Morris Hatalsky, American professional golfer, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 11 Fuzzy [Frank] Zoeller, New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
  • Nov 13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • Nov 18 Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 24 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • Nov 25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • Nov 27 Jayne Kennedy, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 2 Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
  • Dec 3 Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 3 James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Dec 3 Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
  • Dec 5 Thomas Warren Purtzer, PGA golfer (1977 Glen Campbell), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 6 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager
  • Dec 11 Robert Cochran, Claremont Vt, skier (Olympics 1972)
  • Dec 14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
  • Dec 15 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
  • Dec 17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 24 John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  • Dec 28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • Dec 30 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • Dec 31 Michael Allen Bantom, basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport