1959 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 124 of 124

  • Oct 28 American Football League awards Buffalo Bills franchise to Ralph C Wilson
  • Oct 29 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

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Nov 1 Montreal Canadiens’ goal tender Jacques Plante becomes first NHL net-minder to wear a fibreglass protective face mask

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

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Nov 1 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown runs for 5 touchdowns in Cleveland Browns, 38-31 win over Baltimore Colts at Memorial Stadium

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

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Nov 4 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Nov 5 AFL announced with 8 teams

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Nov 7 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Nov 12 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
  • Nov 15 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
  • Nov 22 AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • Nov 22 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats (21-7) for a second straight year
  • Nov 28 24th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham, breaking a streak of five consecutive victories by Auburn in the series
  • Nov 30 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
  • Nov 30 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • Dec 1 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)

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Dec 8 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dec 11 NY Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Dec 12 Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Sebring to become first Australian F1 World Drivers Championship winner; takes title by 4 points from Briton Tony Brooks
  • Dec 15 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stéfano wins his second award for best football player in Europe ahead of team mate Raymond Kopa and Juventus' Welsh utility John Charles

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Dec 18 Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

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Dec 21 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Dec 22 NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
  • Dec 27 National Football League Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 31-16; Colts score 24 straight points in 4th quarter

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 229

  • Jun 24 Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • Jun 25 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper (Winter Olympics medalist), born in Lahti, Finland
  • Jun 29 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Jun 30 Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1 Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 2 Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jul 2 Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • Jul 3 Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 5 Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)
  • Jul 6 Tahir Naqqash, cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85)
  • Jul 12 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 14 Rodney Rash, horse trainer
  • Jul 16 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • Jul 16 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • Jul 21 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 24 Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Jul 27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • Jul 29 Brian James Claar, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 30 Petra Felke, German javelin thrower (world record 1988), born in Saalfeld, East Germany
  • Jul 31 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 31 Peter Senior, Australian golfer, born in Singapore
  • Aug 4 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 7 Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
  • Aug 12 Lynette Woodard, (Olympic gold 1984, Harlem Globetrotter), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Aug 13 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • Aug 13 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player

Person of interestMagic Johnson

Aug 14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Aug 14 Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Aug 16 Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • Aug 19 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Aug 20 Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
  • Aug 20 Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
  • Aug 21 Anne Hobbs, English tennis star, born in Nottingham, England
  • Aug 21 Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • Aug 21 Jim McMahon, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 21 Richard Zokol, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open), born in Kitimat, Canada
  • Aug 22 Denise Curry, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • Aug 24 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)
  • Aug 26 Jim Rutledge, Canadian golfer (1995 Indian Open), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Aug 27 Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
  • Aug 28 Mary Murphy, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Aug 29 Timothy Perry Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics and member of the Kennedy Family, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 1 Keith Allen Clearwater, American PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 1 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • Sep 5 Tom Pernice Jr, American professional golfer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 11 David Laurence Frost, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sep 11 Robert Wrenn, American professional golfer, sportscaster and course designer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 12 Cindy Rarick, American LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer), born in Glenwood, Minnesota

Person of interestTim Raines

Sep 16 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Sep 17 Hank Ilesic, Canadian CFL punter and place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sep 18 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 18 Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • Sep 20 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Greg Bruckner, American professional golfer, born in Inglewood, California
  • Sep 25 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Sep 26 Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • Sep 27 Beth Heiden, American 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 28 Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
  • Sep 28 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • Sep 30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 30 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 30 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
  • Oct 3 Frederick Stephen Couples, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestFred Couples

Oct 3 Fred Couples, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Oct 4 Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • Oct 6 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Oct 6 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Oct 7 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 8 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • Oct 8 Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
  • Oct 9 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 11 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Oct 20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Oct 21 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • Oct 29 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

Person of interestMike Gartner

Oct 29 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 31 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 7 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • Nov 7 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football manager
  • Nov 8 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
  • Nov 9 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 9 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Nov 10 Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
  • Nov 13 Anne Manning, Australian walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 13 Rosie Jones, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Nov 16 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Nov 16 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)
  • Nov 17 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • Nov 18 Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • Nov 21 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 21 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • Nov 22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 22 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • Nov 23 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Mike Moore, baseball player, born in Eakly, Oklahoma
  • Nov 29 Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Nov 29 Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport