1952 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 120 of 120

  • Oct 7 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • Oct 12 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
  • Oct 18 14th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 38-7 in College Park

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 19 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Oct 26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • Oct 28 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
  • Oct 30 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins
  • Nov 12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • Nov 20 Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (1-11) beating the Bears 27-23
  • Nov 29 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • Nov 29 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Dec 2 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • Dec 14 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • Dec 18 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president
  • Dec 28 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 41st Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (4-1)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 167 of 167

  • Aug 6 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Aug 8 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 14 Debbie Meyer, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Aug 16 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Aug 17 Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
  • Aug 18 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
  • Aug 20 John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
  • Aug 23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • Aug 25 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 26 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 2 Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83 Wimbledon-1974, 82), born in St. Louis, Illinois

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 5 Graham Salmon, British blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man) (d. 1999)
  • Sep 7 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish motocyclist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 13 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 14 Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • Sep 19 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver
  • Sep 27 André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • Sep 28 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • Sep 29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Sep 30 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • Oct 1 Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • Oct 2 Steve Penrod, race horse trainer
  • Oct 3 Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
  • Oct 4 Anita Luceete Defrantz, rower (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Graham Yallop, cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6)
  • Oct 7 Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 14 Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)
  • Oct 18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • Oct 18 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • Oct 19 Alexander Leibkind, German judo (Olympic 76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
  • Oct 20 Dave Collins, baseball player
  • Oct 20 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • Oct 21 Trevor Chappell, cricketer (bro of several Aussie underarm bowler)
  • Oct 25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • Oct 28 Flavian Aponso, cricketer (rebel Sri Lankan 1982, Neth World Cup 1996)
  • Oct 29 Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 5 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • Nov 5 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
  • Nov 8 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • Nov 8 Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball player
  • Nov 10 Gerry DiNardo, American football coach
  • Nov 15 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
  • Nov 17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • Nov 21 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic 4th 76)
  • Nov 23 Francie Larrieu Smith, American 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • Nov 24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • Nov 25 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan Niazi, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician, born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nov 26 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • Nov 29 Dusty Hare, English rugby player
  • Dec 6 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • Dec 12 Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
  • Dec 12 Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnist (Olympic-4th-1968)
  • Dec 13 John Francome, English jockey
  • Dec 15 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
  • Dec 16 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • Dec 16 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • Dec 21 Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Dec 21 Joaquín Andújar, Professional baseball pitcher (Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (d. 2015)
  • Dec 28 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
  • Dec 29 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)

Deaths in Sport