1954 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 126 of 126

  • Sep 22 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • Sep 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 29 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Oct 2 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
  • Oct 2 NY Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series
  • Oct 24 5th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.86 points
  • Oct 28 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
  • Oct 30 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 31 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Nov 1 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins
  • Nov 7 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • Nov 13 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • Nov 18 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
  • Nov 26 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • Nov 27 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • Nov 27 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
  • Nov 30 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
  • Dec 1 Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
  • Dec 2 Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
  • Dec 10 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 11 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 26 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
  • Dec 28 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 160 of 160

  • Aug 11 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Aug 11 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • Aug 14 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 20 William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 21 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 22 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Aug 24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 25 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • Aug 26 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • Aug 27 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • Aug 27 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
  • Sep 1 Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 5 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • Sep 9 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 10 Martha Nause, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Sep 18 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
  • Sep 20 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Sep 20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • Sep 22 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • Sep 25 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
  • Sep 25 Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
  • Sep 28 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 1 Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
  • Oct 3 Dennis Eckersley, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 8 Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Oct 13 George Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 19 Joe Bryant, American basketball player
  • Oct 19 Sam Allardyce, English football manager
  • Oct 20 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)

Person of interestMike Eruzione

Oct 25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • Oct 26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Oct 27 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • Oct 28 Samuel "Sammy" Stewart, Americal MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • Oct 29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 JoAnne Russell, tennis player (Wimbledon Double 1977), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 1 Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 11 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • Nov 12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • Nov 12 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
  • Nov 14 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • Nov 16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nov 23 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • Dec 5 Kathryn Young, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 11 Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)
  • Dec 11 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
  • Dec 14 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
  • Dec 16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)

Person of interestChris Evert

Dec 21 [Christine] Chris Evert, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • Dec 22 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
  • Dec 23 Brian Teacher, tennis star, born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Dec 26 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • Dec 26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 29 Glenn Myernick, US soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport