On This Day

Year 1958 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • Jan 1 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • Jan 1 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21
  • Jan 3 Australian cricket fast bowler Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick (Eddie Fuller, Hugh Tayfield, Neil Adcock) as South Africa dismissed for 99 in follow-on 2nd Test at Cape Town

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Jan 12 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
  • Jan 12 8th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-7; MVPs: Hugh McElhenny, SF 49ers, HB; Gene Brito, Washington Redskins, DE

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Jan 12 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • Jan 15 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars
  • Jan 18 Willie O’Ree is the 1st African-American to appear in the NHL, making his debut for the Boston Bruins in a 3-0 victory in Montreal
  • Jan 21 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Jan 21 8th NBA All-Star Game, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Mo: East beats West, 130-118; MVP: Bob Pettit, Milwaukee Hawks, C

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • Jan 21 St Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit becomes first member of the losing team to win the NBA All-Star MVP award; scores 28 points and grabs 26 rebounds, even though East beats West, 130-118
  • Jan 23 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad scores record 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies at Bridgetown, longest innings in test history
  • Jan 27 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Angela Mortimer Barrett of England beats Lorraine Coghlan of Australia 6-3, 6-4

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 27 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats fellow Australian Malcolm Anderson 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jan 30 Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 31 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Feb 1 Tommy Taylor scores 2 goals and Duncan Edwards 1, in Manchester United's 5-4 win vs Arsenal at Highbury; pair amongst 7 players killed 5 days later when team’s charter plane crashes at Munich airport
  • Feb 1 Manchester United beats Arsenal, 5-4 at Highbury in the team's last game on British soil, 5 days prior to the plane crash at Munich airport that killed 7 players
  • Feb 4 MLB Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • Feb 5 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams becomes highest paid player in MLB when he re-signs with Boston Red Sox for $135,000

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Feb 6 21 dead in air crash at Munich-Riem Airport; 8 players and 3 staff are from the Manchester United football team
  • Feb 7 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 15 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
  • Feb 20 American jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
  • Feb 20 LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
  • Feb 22 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 5-time F1 World Drivers champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped by Cuban rebels from Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement; released soon after Cuban GP

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Feb 28 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
  • Mar 1 21 year old West Indian cricket all-rounder Gary Sobers turns his maiden Test century into a world record 365no in the Windies' 3rd Test win over Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica; Sobers and Conrad Hunte (260) 446 run partnership for 2nd wicket
  • Mar 8 5th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats North Carolina, 86-74
  • Mar 9 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season

  • Mar 15 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Royals scores a NBA midwest region-record 56-point game
  • Mar 15 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapses during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled
  • Mar 15 England retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-3 draw against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh; England’s 16th FN title
  • Mar 16 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 5 strokes ahead of Betty Dodd
  • Mar 18 Dodgers announces their mascot and clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 22 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72; Seattle's future Hall of Fame small forward Elgin Baylor is named tournament MOP

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Mar 29 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard 18/1 bet Mr. What wins by 30 lengths from Tiberetta

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 6 22nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Arnold Palmer wins the first of his 4 Masters titles, 1 stroke ahead of Doug Ford and Fred Hawkins; first of his 7 major titles

  • Apr 7 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
  • Apr 12 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 15 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • Apr 20 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Montreal Canadiens' 3-peat; beat Boston Bruins, 5-3 for a 4-2 for series win
  • Apr 21 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalić of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 24 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • Apr 30 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
  • May 3 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • May 9 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 13 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • May 17 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2
  • May 28 European Cup Final, Brussels: Francisco Gento scores the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beats AC Milan, 3-2; 3rd consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • May 31 French Championships Men's Tennis: Mervyn Rose wins his first and only French title; beats Luis Ayala of Chile 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • May 31 57th Women's French Championships: Zsuzsi Kormoczy beats Shirley Bloomer (6-4, 1-6, 6-2)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 2 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Jun 3 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • Jun 4 San Francisco Giants Hank Sauer and Bob Schmidt are first in NL history to hit consecutive pinch-hit HRs in 10-9 win over the Milwaukee Braves
  • Jun 7 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 8 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright wins first of 13 major titles by 6 strokes from Fay Crocker

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 14 US Open Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Native Oklahoman Tommy Bolt wins his only major championship, 4 strokes ahead of 22-year old South African Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jun 22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • Jun 22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Kahkwa CC: Patty Berg wins back-to-back WO titles; beats runner-up Beverly Hanson by 4 strokes
  • Jun 28 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • Jun 28 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
  • Jun 28 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 29 FIFA World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden, 5-2

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ashley Cooper wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Neale Fraser 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 13-11
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer of England 8-6, 6-2 to successfully defend her title
  • Jul 5 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with Welshman Dave Thomas, for his 4th Open title
  • Jul 7 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at Headingley
  • Jul 8 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
  • Jul 19 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • Jul 20 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Llanerch CC: Dow Finsterwald wins 1st PGA C'ship held in current stroke play format; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
  • Jul 20 Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
  • Jul 24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
  • Jul 24 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • Aug 6 American athlete Glenn Davis breaks his own world record by 0.3 (49.2) in 400m hurdles in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 13 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • Aug 15 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 18 Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Aug 20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
  • Aug 24 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
  • Sep 1 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
  • Sep 7 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ashley Cooper outlasts fellow Australian Mal Anderson 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6 for his 3rd Grand Slam event win of the year

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 9 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Sep 13 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • Sep 20 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • Sep 26 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Oct 4 12th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-3

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Oct 8 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • Jan 8 Rey Misterio Sr., Mexican wrestler, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Jan 10 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jan 12 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 13 Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • Jan 18 Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • Jan 22 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player & manager, born in Dafni, Greece
  • Jan 22 Charles White, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1979, USC; Pro Bowl 1987, Cleveland Browns, LA Rams), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 Frank Ullrich, German world biathlon champion, born in Trusetal, Germany
  • Jan 24 Neil Allen, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jan 26 Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer, born in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico (d. 1982)
  • Jan 29 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • Jan 31 Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 1 Maureen Madill, Irish golfer (British Open Amateur 1979, Curtis Cup 1980, coach 1998-2004), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • Feb 1 Luther Blissett, English soccer striker (14 caps; Watford, Bournemouth), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Feb 2 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • Feb 6 Bill Dawley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Feb 9 Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer (British Open 1985, US Masters 1988), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • Feb 9 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, born in Maripasoula, French Guiana (d. 2018)
  • Feb 12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Feb 16 Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
  • Feb 16 John Morse, American golfer (US Open 1996 4th), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Karen Lende O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Feb 18 Peter Koech, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic silver 1988), born in Kiliburani, Kenya
  • Feb 21 Alan Trammell, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Feb 25 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • Feb 27 Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer, born in Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Feb 28 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Feb 28 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
  • Mar 1 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Mar 2 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer (US Masters 1991), born in Oswestry, England
  • Mar 2 Kevin Curren, South African tennis player (US Open doubles, mixed doubles 1982; Wimbledon doubles 1982; US Open mixed doubles 1981), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Mar 3 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 8 Nick Capra, American baseball player
  • Mar 14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • Mar 18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 19 Andy Reid, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles 1999–2012; Kansas City Chiefs 2013–20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 20 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • Mar 21 Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany
  • Mar 22 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Mar 23 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • Mar 25 Maria Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Mar 25 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • Mar 26 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • Mar 28 Bart Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Joey Sindelar, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Apr 1 Toni Innauer, Austrian ski jumper (Olympic gold individual normal hill 1980; silver long hill 1976), born in Bezau, Austria
  • Apr 2 Larry Drew, American basketball point guard (Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, LA Clippers, LA Lakers) and coach (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Apr 2 Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby union fly-half (55 caps, 483 points; Rovigo, Benetton Treviso), born in Rovigo, Italy
  • Apr 4 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy), born in Berbice, Guyana
  • Apr 4 Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Apr 5 Johan Kriek, South African-American, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Apr 9 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • Apr 10 Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 11 Sally Clark, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympic silver 1996), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • Apr 14 Mike Hulbert, American golfer, broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Elmira, New York
  • Apr 15 John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 16 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketer, born in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Apr 18 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • Apr 20 Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (Olympic gold 1984, 88; Stanley Cup 1997-98, Detroit Red Wings), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 22 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • Apr 24 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain

Person of interestChrista Johnson

Apr 25 Christa Johnson, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1997), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 26 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, British racing driver, born in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
  • Apr 28 Hal Sutton, American golfer (PGA Championship 1983), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 29 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • May 8 Lovie Smith, American football coach
  • May 9 Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)
  • May 11 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • May 14 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • May 18 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 20 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 20 Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • May 21 Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
  • May 21 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany (d. 2013)
  • May 29 Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathlete, politician (Sports Minister 1994-2000), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
  • May 29 Uwe Rapolder, German soccer midfielder, coach (1. FC Köln), born in Hausen an der Zaber, Germany
  • May 31 Gary Hallberg, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • Jun 7 Philippe Boccara, American kayaker (Olympics silver 1996; World C'ship gold 1985, 87, 90-91), born in Le Mans, France
  • Jun 8 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 14 Eric Heiden, American speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
  • Jun 16 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • Jun 20 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • Jun 24 T. C. Chen, Taiwanese golfer (US Open 1985 runner-up), born in Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Jun 25 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea
  • Jun 28 Sergei Shakrai, Russian figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Soviet Union
  • Jun 29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Porto, Portugal
  • Jul 1 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 1 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jul 3 Robert Foth, American sport shooter (Olympics silver 1992), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 6 Mark Benson, English cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • Jul 7 Michael Marx, American foil and epee fencer (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 9 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jul 11 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford in California

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 22 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 19 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 8 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Olympic gold 1904, 06), dies at 74
  • Jan 23 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • Feb 6 David Pegg, English soccer outside left (1 cap; Manchester United 127 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 22
  • Feb 6 Tommy Taylor, English soccer striker (19 caps; Manchester United 166 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 26
  • Feb 6 Geoff Bent, English soccer fullback (Manchester United 12 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 25
  • Feb 6 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 28
  • Feb 6 Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 24
  • Feb 6 Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 44
  • Feb 6 Walter Crickmer, English soccer executive and manager (Manchester United), dies in Munich air disaster at 58
  • Feb 6 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games), dies in Munich air disaster at 21
  • Feb 6 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United 79 games), dies Munich air disaster at 22
  • Feb 21 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), dies from injuries sustained in Munich air disaster at 21
  • Mar 16 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), dies at 65
  • Mar 18 Sigve Lie, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1948, 52), dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • Mar 26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Apr 25 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), dies at 46
  • Apr 26 Joe Small, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies at 65
  • May 3 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • May 19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • May 25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 7 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies

Person of interestClarence DeMar

Jun 11 Clarence DeMar [Mr. DeMarathon], American marathon runner and 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, dies of cancer at 70

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Jun 18 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 26 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Jun 28 George Gunn, English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • Jul 2 Joe Jeannette, American boxer (world coloured champion 1909), dies at 78
  • Jul 22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • Aug 3 Peter Collins, English race car driver, dies at 26
  • Aug 10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48
  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies at 72
  • Oct 15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • Oct 17 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81
  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), dies of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection at 45
  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader ; NY Giants), dies of injuries sustained in an auto accident at 49
  • Dec 8 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more double than Pete Rose, dies at 70