1957 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • Sep 23 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • Sep 24 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
  • Sep 29 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
  • Oct 5 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • Oct 5 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • Oct 6 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 7 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Oct 8 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • Oct 10 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
  • Oct 10 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
  • Oct 15 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, becomes 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Oct 21 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • Oct 24 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • Nov 5 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • Nov 7 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 10 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • Nov 10 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 16 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Nov 16 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 28 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 29 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • Nov 30 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
  • Nov 30 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Dec 3 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • Dec 23 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
  • Dec 28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • Dec 28 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Dec 29 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 225

  • Jun 22 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • Jun 23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • Jun 28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • Jun 30 Sarah McGuire, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Jun 30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
  • Jul 1 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 1 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder/manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Jul 3 Danny Heep, baseball player
  • Jul 5 David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer
  • Jul 5 Doug Wilson, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 6 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • Jul 6 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Jul 8 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
  • Jul 14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • Jul 16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)

Person of interestNick Faldo

Jul 18 Nick Faldo, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner), born in Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Larry Rinker, American professional golfer and coach, born in Stuart, Flordia
  • Jul 22 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jul 23 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • Jul 26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestWayne Grady

Jul 26 Wayne Grady, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1990), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • Jul 29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jul 30 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jul 30 Bill Cartwright, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jul 30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 31 Leon Durham, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), born in Drumheller, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Aug 2 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 4 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 6 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • Aug 14 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • Aug 17 Robin Cousins, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol
  • Aug 19 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • Aug 19 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • Aug 20 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
  • Aug 20 Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Aug 20 Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • Aug 22 Randy Romero, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Garden City, New York
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • Aug 23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • Aug 25 Sikander Bakht,Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Aug 26 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestRick Hansen

Aug 26 Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Person of interestBernhard Langer

Aug 27 Bernhard Langer, German golfer (Masters champion 1985, 93), born in Anhausen, Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Aug 29 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 31 Tom Candiotti, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Aug 31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
  • Sep 1 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • Sep 2 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • Sep 5 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands
  • Sep 6 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
  • Sep 8 Melissa Whitmire, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 11 Jeff Sluman, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1988), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 13 Mark Charles Wiebe, Seaside OR, PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch)
  • Sep 14 Jerry Don Gleaton, baseball player
  • Sep 14 Tim Wallach, Huntington Park, California, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992)
  • Sep 14 Kepler Wessels, Bloemfontein South Africa, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, the latter as captain.
  • Sep 15 Fulton Peter Allem, Kroonstad South Africa, PGA golfer (1993 SW Bell)
  • Sep 16 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Sep 16 David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • Sep 20 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Sep 21 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • Sep 22 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 22 Philip Arnold Blackmar, PGA golfer (1988 Provident), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 22 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 23 Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Sep 27 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • Sep 27 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 29 Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
  • Sep 29 Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher
  • Sep 29 Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres)
  • Oct 1 Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer
  • Oct 2 John Neuman Cook, PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
  • Oct 5 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • Oct 5 Larry Saumell, American jockey (d. 2011)
  • Oct 6 Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer
  • Oct 6 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
  • Oct 7 Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer (Torvill & Dean, Olympic gold 1984), born in Nottingham
  • Oct 8 Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 8 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer
  • Oct 9 Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • Oct 10 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 14 Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 20 Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)
  • Oct 23 Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan
  • Oct 24 Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
  • Oct 26 Bob Golic, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • Nov 2 Rita Crockett, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 7 Jonathan Palmer, formula-1 racer
  • Nov 7 Kathy McMillan, long jumper (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Nov 8 Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport