1954 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 110 of 110

  • Nov 26 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos win first of 3 straight Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • Nov 27 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
  • Dec 1 NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles complete largest trade in MLB history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams; first phase of transaction began November 18 and concludes today after the MLB draft
  • Dec 2 Milwaukee Hawks shooting guard Frank Selvey sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws as he scores 42 points in 117-108 win over the Minneapolis Lakers at Milwaukee Arena
  • Dec 10 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 11 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 26 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Cleveland Browns thrash Detroit Lions, 56-10; Browns' placekicker Lou Groza makes 8 extra points, a new title game record
  • Dec 28 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 162 of 162

  • Aug 8 Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England
  • 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, born in Toronto, Omtario
  • Sep 5 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • Sep 6 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)
  • Sep 9 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 10 Martha Nause, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1994), 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, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Sep 25 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
  • 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, American free pistol shooting athlete (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Radford, Virginia
  • Oct 13 George Frazier, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 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 2 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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 11 Bradley Dub Bryant, American PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Dec 11 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • Dec 14 Alan Kulwicki, American NASCAR racer (Winston Cup), born in Greenfield, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • Dec 16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)

Person of interestChris Evert

Dec 21 Chris Evert, American tennis player (18 Gram Slam singles 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), born in Cotton Ground, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Dec 22 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver, born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 23 Brian Teacher, American tennis player (Australian Open 1980), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 Ozzie Smith, infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 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, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport