1958 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 116 of 116

  • Nov 13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • Nov 28 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28 for a 4th Championship
  • Nov 29 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
  • Dec 2 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • Dec 5 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Dec 16 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's French midfielder Raymond Kopa wins award for best football player in Europe ahead of German winger Helmut Rahn and French forward Just Fontaine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 Ted Lindsay becomes highest scoring left wing in NHL history, passing Aurel Joliat who retired with 270; scores twice and adds an assist In Chicago Black Hawks' 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins at Chicago Stadium

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Dec 28 Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship game against the New York Giants
  • Dec 28 "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
  • Dec 28 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 23-17; first NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime
  • Dec 31 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
  • Dec 31 Bill Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 202

  • Jun 20 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • Jun 25 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea
  • Jun 28 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jun 29 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
  • 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/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, air rifle (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 6 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • Jul 6 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • Jul 7 Michael Marx, US fencer-epee (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
  • Jul 13 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • Jul 15 Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
  • Jul 23 Ken Green, American PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open), born in Danburry, Connecticut
  • Jul 26 Ramona Neubert, German long jumper and pentathlete (Olympic 4th 80), born in Pirna, Germany
  • Jul 27 Christopher Dean, English Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • Jul 30 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • Jul 31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 1 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier, born in Drammen, Norway
  • Aug 2 Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
  • Aug 4 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Aug 4 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • Aug 7 Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)
  • Aug 7 Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Aug 7 Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10-time US champion, 12,844 wins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • Aug 11 Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
  • Aug 13 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
  • Aug 16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • Aug 19 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Aug 23 Julio Franco, oldest regular position player in MLB history, born in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 26 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 27 Yoshinori Mizumaki, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 28 Scott Hamilton, American figure ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
  • Sep 4 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 11 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 12 Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 16 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • Sep 16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 17 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer
  • Sep 19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Sep 20 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 21 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 22 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Sep 23 Larry Hogan Mize, PGA golfer (1987 Masters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Marvin Lewis, American football coach
  • Sep 28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Sep 30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 1 Alton Lister, NBA forward/center (Portland Trailblazers, Celtics)
  • Oct 13 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Canadian LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 13 Dwayne Evans, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 17 Blaine McCallister, American PGA golfer (1989 Honda Classic), born in Fort Stockton, Texas
  • Oct 18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 18 Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Hearns, American boxer (first boxer to win world titles in 5 weight divisions), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 24 Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 25 Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)
  • Oct 25 Kornelia Ender, Halle GDR, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76)
  • Oct 28 Jay Don Blake, St George UT, PGA golfer (1991 Shearson Lehman Open)
  • Oct 30 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist
  • Oct 31 Russell Earl Cochran, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Oct 31 Jeannie Longo, French cyclist (59-time French champion and 13-time world champion), born in Annecy, France
  • Nov 2 Willie McGee, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals, NL MVP-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 3 Andrew Mapple, US water skier
  • Nov 3 Sue Daniels, Adelaide Australia, golfer (1983 Victorian Amateur Champ)
  • Nov 13 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 15 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • Nov 17 Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
  • Nov 19 Michael Wilbon, sports analyst
  • Nov 21 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • Nov 21 Frank Edmonds, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 21 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • Nov 22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nov 23 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • Nov 24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • Nov 27 Julia Celotto, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Mike Scioscia, baseball player (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestDave Righetti

Nov 28 Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants), born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Nov 28 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Dec 2 Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Dec 8 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Dec 11 Regina Marsikova, Czech tennis player, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 15 Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
  • Dec 16 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • Dec 19 Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
  • Dec 25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)

Person of interestRickey Henderson

Dec 25 Rickey Henderson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB stolen base record), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Dec 26 Adrian Newey, British Formula One engineer, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 Steven Glen Jones, Artesia NM, PGA golfer (1988 AT&T Pebble Beach)
  • Dec 28 Carlos Carson, football player
  • Dec 28 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • Dec 29 Curt Allen Byrum, American PGA golfer (1989 Hardee's Golf Classic), born in Onida, South Dakota

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport