1961 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 311

  • Aug 17 Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Aug 19 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Danny Sheaffer, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 21 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • Aug 21 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • Aug 22 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Aug 26 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 1 Bam Bam Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Sep 2 Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • Sep 2 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
  • Sep 3 Brian Thomas Kamm, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 3 Greg Petersen, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sep 3 Rene Gonzales, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 4 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  • Sep 9 Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)

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Sep 15 Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 16 Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Sep 18 Sharon Barrett, LPGA golfer (1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 20 Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 20 Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Sep 22 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 22 Vince Coleman, American baseball player
  • Sep 23 Phyllis Hines, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 24 Dillard Pruitt, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Sep 24 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • Sep 25 Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
  • Sep 27 Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd)
  • Sep 28 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 28 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
  • Sep 30 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • Sep 30 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • Oct 1 "Corrie" Van Zyl, [Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerhardus], South African cricketer (SAf), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Oct 2 Alan Wells, cricketer (England Test batsman v WI in one Test 1995)
  • Oct 2 Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 5 David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Oct 6 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Oct 9 Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Oct 9 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 9 Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • Oct 10 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • Oct 11 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 13 Derek Harper, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Oct 16 Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Oct 16 Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Oct 16 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Oct 18 Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Oct 18 Gladstone Small, English cricketer, born in St. George, Barbados
  • Oct 19 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
  • Oct 20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 22 Barbara Potter, Ct, tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court)
  • Oct 22 Donna Wynd, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • Oct 22 Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
  • Oct 23 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 24 Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • Oct 24 Russell Swanson, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 27 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 29 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • Oct 29 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998)
  • Oct 30 Hans Segers, soccer goaltender (PSV, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon)
  • Oct 30 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
  • Oct 31 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Oct 31 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 31 Doc Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 1 Anne Donovan, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Nov 1 Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)
  • Nov 4 Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer
  • Nov 7 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Nov 10 Ramona Pagel, shot putter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 11 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Nov 12 Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)
  • Nov 12 Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Nov 12 Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)
  • Nov 12 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer

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Nov 16 Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

  • Nov 19 Grant Ledyard, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Nov 20 Tim Harvey, British racing driver
  • Nov 20 Dave Watson, English footballer
  • Nov 22 Joel Ashley Edwards, PGA golfer (1992 BC Open-2nd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 23 Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
  • Nov 24 Carl Sundquist, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nov 25 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 26 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
  • Nov 27 Lee Johnson, NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 27 Randy Milligan, baseball player
  • Nov 30 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Dec 1 Barb Mucha, Parma OH, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic)
  • Dec 4 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • Dec 9 Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis star
  • Dec 9 Ian Andrew Wright, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dec 11 Mike Henneman, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Dec 12 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Dec 13 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Dec 14 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (Det, Balt), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 18 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Dec 18 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)

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Dec 19 Reggie White, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • Dec 20 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport