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Encyclopedia > 1954 in sports

See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...

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Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... The 13th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Rome, the capital of Italy, in 1954. ... Viktor Ivanovich Chukarin (Russian:Виктор Иванович Чукарин) (born November 9, 1921 – died August 25, 1984) was the first of the great Soviet gymnasts. ... Galina Yakovlevna Shamrai (Russian: Галина Яковлевна Шамрай) (also known as Galina Rudko, Galina Ilina after marriages; born October 5, 1931, Tashkent, USSR) is a retired Soviet gymnast and the first womens all-around World Champion from the USSR. She trained at the Iskra club and later at the Burevestnik sports...

Auto Racing

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Lee Petty (March 14, 1914 (near Randleman, North Carolina) - April 5, 2000) was an American stock car driver in the 1950s and 60s. ... A simple wooden cart in Australia A cart transporting watermelons in Harbin, China. ... Bill Vukovich (born December 13, 1918 in Fresno, California, died May 30, 1955), was an American racing driver, of Serbian descent. ... Indianapolis 500, 1994 An Indianapolis 500 racecar depicted on the Indiana state quarter The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, often shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Jimmy Bryan was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 - July 17, 1995) was a legendary Argentine race car driver, considered by many to be the greatest racing driver in Formula One history, winning the world championship no less than five times for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Maserati. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Maurice Trintignant (October 30, 1917, Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, Vaucluse – February 13, 2005, Nimes) was a racing driver. ... The current Ferrari logo Ferrari is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... Louis Alexandre Chiron, born August 3, 1899 in Monte Carlo, Monaco – died there on June 22, 1979, was a champion of Grand Prix motor racing. ... The Monte Carlo Rally (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is an automobile racing event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also organize the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and the Monaco Kart Cup. ... Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia, part of the Fiat group since 1969. ... Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which any two vehicles (most often two cars or motorcycles) attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time, starting from a dead stop. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... The Daytona 200 is a 68-lap, 200 mile (322 km) motorcycle race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) was a British manufacturer of vehicles, firearms, and military equipment, and still exists as an airgun sport manufacturer and distributor. ...

Baseball

A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,15,16,23,32,37,44,49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Joe DiMaggio Joseph Paul DiMaggio , born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an iconic American actress, singer and model. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In...

Basketball

  • March 13: Milan High School, enrollment 161, defeated Muncie Central High School (enrollment over 1,600) 32-30 to win the Indiana state title. The 1986 movie classic Hoosiers was very loosely based on the story of this Milan team.

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Basketball World Championship (official name: FIBA World Championship) is a world basketball tournament for mens national teams held quadrennially. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Milan is a town located in Ripley County, Indiana. ... Muncie is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hoosiers is a 1986 movie about a small-town high school basketball team that made the state finals, telling the story of a coach with a spotty past, and the towns basketball-loving drunk, who lead their team to victory. ...

Boxing

Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called Western Boxing, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Rocco Francis Marchegiano, better known as Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), was an Italian-American boxer. ... Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 - May 27, 1975) was a professional boxer and former Heavyweight Champion of the world. ...

Figure skating

Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... American figure skater Hayes Alan Jenkins was born March 23, 1933. ... Gundi Busch really Gundola Busch (born April 29, 1935 in Milano/Italy) is a German figure skater and the first World champion in Women’s single representing Germany. ... Frances Dafoe was a Canadian figure skater. ... Norris Bowden was a Canadian figure skater. ...

Football (American)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Ohio States intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I-A in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...

Football (Australian rules football)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Australian football under lights at AAMI Stadium in Adelaide. ... The Victorian Football League (formerly known as the Victorian Football Association or VFA) is widely regarded as Australias 4th most competitive Australian rules football league after the AFL, SANFL and the WAFL. It features 13 teams from throughout Victoria and Tasmania. ... The Western Bulldogs, formerly known as the Footscray Football Club or The Bulldogs is an Australian Football League (AFL) club based at the Whitten Oval in western suburban Melbourne, Australia, drawing its supporter base from this traditionally poor, industrial, and less leafy part of Melbourne. ... The Melbourne Football Club (MFC), nicknamed The Demons, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is an annual medal awarded to the fairest and best player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie. ... The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed The Tigers, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League. ...

Football (Canadian)

  • These changes result in the Grey Cup being an East vs. West competition. Although the Canadian Football League was not technically founded until the late 1950's, 1954 is often referred to as the start of the "modern era" of Canadian professional football. It is also considered to be the year the CFL was founded in substance if not in name.
Back row: (left to right) [1]Rich Kolisnyk, Mel Kotch, Bob Jones, Tom Brisson, Bill Ritchie, Len Sigurdson, Walt Van Wynsberg, Lorne Miller. Middle row: Gerry Duguid, Harry Makin, Art Makin, Jerry Lavitt, John Thorney, Bill Barrett, Jim Thorney, Al McBride, Bill Senyk, Bob Bouchard, Ray Charambura, Nick Miller, Dick Hebertson, Ron Stephenson. Front row: Al Passman, Mort Corrin, Bill Yee, Norm Lampe, Dede Brown, Joe Sawchuk, Art Brockhill, Lew Miles, Ken Freeman, Bill Thomas, Ron Cooke, Pete Sawchuk, Harry Snider, Harold Neufeld. In front: Ken Kolisnyk (mascot).
Back row: (left to right) [1]Rich Kolisnyk, Mel Kotch, Bob Jones, Tom Brisson, Bill Ritchie, Len Sigurdson, Walt Van Wynsberg, Lorne Miller. Middle row: Gerry Duguid, Harry Makin, Art Makin, Jerry Lavitt, John Thorney, Bill Barrett, Jim Thorney, Al McBride, Bill Senyk, Bob Bouchard, Ray Charambura, Nick Miller, Dick Hebertson, Ron Stephenson. Front row: Al Passman, Mort Corrin, Bill Yee, Norm Lampe, Dede Brown, Joe Sawchuk, Art Brockhill, Lew Miles, Ken Freeman, Bill Thomas, Ron Cooke, Pete Sawchuk, Harry Snider, Harold Neufeld. In front: Ken Kolisnyk (mascot).
  • The Canadian Intermediate-Senior championship was awarded to the Winnipeg Rams. The team consisted of [2]Rich Kolisnyk (quarterback), Mel Kotch, Bob Jones, Tom Brisson, Bill Ritchie, Len Sigurdson, Walt Van Wynsberg, Lorne Miller, Gerry Duguid, Harry Makin, Art Makin, Jerry Lavitt, John Thorney, Bill Barrett, Jim Thorney, Al McBride, Bill Senyk, Bob Bouchard, Ray Charambura, Nick Miller, Dick Hebertson, Ron Stephenson, Al Passman, Mort Corrin, Bill Yee, Norm Lampe, Dede Brown, Joe Sawchuk, Art Brockhill, Lew Miles, Ken Freeman, Bill Thomas, Ron Cooke, Pete Sawchuk, Harry Snider, Harold Neufeld and their mascot Ken Kolisnyk.

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The British Columbia Lions, commonly known as the BC Lions, are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Ontario Rugby Football Union or ORFU was an early Canadian football competition with teams in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Professional sports are sports in which the participants receive payment for playing, as opposed to amateur sports where they are not. ... Eastern Canada, defined politically. ... Western Canada is a geographic region of Canada, also known as simply the West, generally considered to be west of the province of Ontario. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning the years 1950 to 1959. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1700x1513, 720 KB) Source: One of the two local Winnipeg daily newspapers (either Free Press or now defunct Tribune) from an unknown 1954 edition. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1700x1513, 720 KB) Source: One of the two local Winnipeg daily newspapers (either Free Press or now defunct Tribune) from an unknown 1954 edition. ...

Football (soccer)

Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ...

England

From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. are a Wolverhampton-based football club playing at Molineux. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club that was formed in 1878 by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich (then in Staffordshire, now part of the West Midlands). ... Preston North End Football Club (AIM: PNE) is a professional English football team. ...

Golf

Men's Golf Greg Norman - one of the greatest ever golfers on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

  • PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Bob Toski - $65,820

Women's Golf The Grand Slam of golf consists of four major golfing events held each year; the events are often referred to as the major tournaments and are all recognized as a part of the worlds two most prestigious tours, the PGA TOUR in the United States and the PGA European... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year, being played the weekend following the first Monday in April. ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... Edward Joseph Furgol (March 22, 1917 – March 6, 1997) was an American golfer. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... Melvin R. Harbert (born February 20, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio; died September 1, 1992 in Ocala, Florida) was an American golfer. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Bob Toski (born Haydenville, Massachusetts in 1926) was an American golfer. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur, Texas – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a founder member and then leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The 1976 cup won by Van Der Hum. ... Rising Fast was one of the greatest thoroughbred racehorses ever to come from New Zealand. ... The Queens Plate is North Americas oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses, foaled in Canada, run annually in July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ... The Irish Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at the Curragh, County Kildare in late June / early July. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1600 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk, England. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... Never Say Die can refer to: 1978 album Never Say Die! by Black Sabbath 1988 film Never Say Die 2001 album Never Say Die by The Rattlers a racehorse named Never Say Die This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The St. ... Never Say Die can refer to: 1978 album Never Say Die! by Black Sabbath 1988 film Never Say Die 2001 album Never Say Die by The Rattlers a racehorse named Never Say Die This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Churchill Downs racetrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the three-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ...

Harness Racing

A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... The Little Brown Jug is a harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbreds hosted by the Delaware County Agricultural Society since 1946 at the County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. ... The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. ... The Interdominions is a harness racing competition held between horses from Australia and New Zealand. ...

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Art Ross Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the most points scored at the end of the regular season. ... NHL redirects here. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (Born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a Canadian Hockey player in the National Hockey League who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... NHL redirects here. ... Al Rollins (born October 9, 1926 in Vanguard, Saskatchewan was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a coeducational private university in Troy, New York, near Albany, founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ...

Skiing

Deep powder skiing An alpine skier Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites), with metal edges, strapped to the feet... Stein Eriksen (born December 11, 1927), is a Norwegian skier. ... Ida Schöpfer (born 29 October 1929) is a Swiss former alpine skier, ten times Swiss champion in alpine skiing and 1954 World Champion in Downhill skiing and Alpine combined. ...

Snooker

Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 feet × 6 feet) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... The World Snooker Championship, currently held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game. ... Walter Donaldson (1907 - 1973) was a Scottish professional snooker player. ...

Tennis

A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (Doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Mervyn Rose (born January 23, 1930) was an Australian male tennis player. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Marion Anthony Trabert (born August 16, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former star tennis player and longtime tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivation speaker. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Jaroslav Drobný (October 12, 1921 - September 13, 2001) was an male tennis player born in Prague, Czechoslovakia but became an Egyptian citizen from 1949 to 1954 and then moved to Great Britain, where he died in 2001. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Thelma Dorothy Long was a female tennis player from Australia. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Maureen Catherine Connolly (Little Mo) (17 September 1934-21 June 1969) was an American professional tennis player She was born in San Diego, California, United States. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Maureen Catherine Connolly (Little Mo) (17 September 1934-21 June 1969) was an American professional tennis player She was born in San Diego, California, United States. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Doris Hart (born on June 2, 1925 in St. ... The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...

Track and Field

Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister CBE (born March 23, 1929) is a British former athlete best known as the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes. ... The four minute mile, in athletics, is the running of a mile (1609 metres) in under four minutes. ...

General sporting events

Multi-Sport Events Arctic Winter Games Asian Games Canada Games Commonwealth Games Francophone Games Gaelic Games Gay Games Goodwill Games Nordic Games Pan American Games Paralympic Games Special Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games World Games World Wheelchair Games X Games American football Alamo Bowl Aztec Bowl Capital... The 2nd Asian Games (also known as the II Asiad) were held in Manila, Philippines from May 1, 1954 to May 9, 1954. ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...

Births

January

January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ayub Kalule was born in Uganda. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Martina (Tineke) Maria Hofland (born January 14, 1954 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland) is a former breaststroke swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for her native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Janet Dykman (born 17 January 1954) is an athlete from the United States. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sergei Klevtsov (born January 30, 1954) is a former field hockey player from Russia, who won the bronze medal with the Mens National Field Hockey Team from the Soviet Union at the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ...

February

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Maurice Allan Marquet (born February 3, 1954 in Christchurch) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that finished seventh at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Kostica Dafinoiu (born February 6, 1954) is a retired boxer from Romania, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Alfonso Zamora (b. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anton (Ton) Willem van Klooster (born February 17, 1954 in Hilversum, Noord-Holland) is a former freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sócrates. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Russell Simpson (born February 22, 1954 in Auckland) is a former tennis player from New Zealand, who won six doubles titles during his professional career. ...

March

March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... Julie Cook (born March 8, 1954) is a former England and Great Britain field hockey goalkeeper. ... David Wilkie (born 8 March 1954) was a Scottish Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion in swimming in the 1970s. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... Fred Tyler (2005) Frederick Daniel Tyler (born 1954 in Winter Park, Florida) is an American swimmer and aquatics coach, winner of several high school and college championships and a gold medal in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... Helen Volk (born March 29, 1954) is a former field hockey player from Zimbabwe, who was a member of the national team that won the golden medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ...

April

April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... Nicolaas Albertus Adrianus (Nico) Landeweerd (born April 3, 1954 in Hilversum) is a former water polo player from The Netherlands, who participated in three Summer Olympics. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Roger van Hamburg (born April 5, 1954 in Cardón, Venezuela) is a former freestyle and medley swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for his home country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Anthony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania) was an American football running back who was a star in college football and the NFL. Dorsett was a star running back at University of Pittsburgh and helped to lead them to a national title in... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Martha (Marty) Johanna Petronella Laurijsen (born April 15, 1954 in Utrecht) is a former international rower from the Netherlands, who won the bronze medal in the Womens Eights at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, alongside Marieke van Drogenbroek, Lynda Cornet, Greet Hellemans, Nicolette Hellemans, Harriet van... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Riccardo Patrese (born April 17, 1954) is an Italian former Formula One (F1) racing driver, from 1977 to 1993. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Mary Geaney (born April 18, 1954) is a former field hockey international who played for Ireland in goal. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... Inge Margriet Zegers-De Ruiter (born on April 29, 1954 in Heerenveen) is a former Dutch field hockey defender, who captured the golden medal with her team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. ...

May

May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Aziz Salihu (born May 1, 1954 in Priština) is a retired heavyweight boxer from Albanian descent, who was born in Kosovo. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... Johannes Hendrikus Jacques (Hans) van Zeeland (born May 4, 1954 in Arnhem) is a former water polo player from The Netherlands, who won the bronze medal with the Dutch National Team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Jane Swinnerton is not worthy of an encyclopedia article. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Balázs Taroczý (born May 9, 1954 in Budapest) is a former tennis player from Hungary, who won thirteen singles titels in his career. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... David Bissett (born on May 13, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former field hockey player from Canada, who twice represented his native country at the Summer Olympics: in 1976 and in 1984. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... Daniel Londas (born May 17, 1954 in Fort-de-France, Martinique) is a former boxer from France, who competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... Hendrik Adriaan (Rik) Toonen (born May 21, 1954 in Arnhem, Gelderland) is a former water polo player from The Netherlands, who won the bronze medal with the Dutch Mens Team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... Hans Tjebbe Kruize (born May 23, 1954 in Den Haag) is a former field hockey player from The Netherlands, who participated in two Summer Olympics: in Montreal (1976) and in Los Angeles (1984). ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... Gijze Stroboer (born May 24, 1954 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former water polo player from The Netherlands, who participated in two consequentive Summer Olympics. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Leszek Marian Kosedowski (May 25, 1954 in Środa Śląska) is a retired boxer from Poland, who won the bronze medal in the mens featherweight division (– 57 kg) at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... John Frederick Hencken (born May 29, 1954 in Culver City, California) is a former international swimmer from the United States, who won five Olympic medals during his career, including three golds. ...

June

June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal (born June 8, 1954 in Abeokuta, died 1991 in Ibadan) was a Nigerian football midfielder. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Beverley Joy Whitfield (born June 15, 1954 – died August 1996 in Shellharbour, New South Wales) was an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1970s, who won a gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Mark Edmondson (June 24, 1954) was a professional Australian male tennis player. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... Susan Huggett (born June 29, 1954) is a former field hockey player from Zimbabwe, who was a member of the national team that won the golden medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ...

July

July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... John Geoffrey Wright (born July 5, 1954) is the coach of the Indian national cricket team. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... Mario Alberto Kempes (born July 15, 1954 in Belville, Córdoba) is an Argentine former football striker. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Vicente Rodríguez Royán (born July 20, 1954) is a retired boxer from Spain, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... Vitas Kevin Gerulaitis (July 26, 1954 – September 18, 1994) was a professional tennis player from the United States. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...

August

August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Mark Steven The Bird Fidrych (born August 14, 1954 in Worcester, Massachusetts) was a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Farit Zigangirov (born August 15, 1954) is a former field hockey player, who won the bronze medal with the Mens National Field Hockey Team from the Soviet Union at the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Susan Marie (Sue) McLeish (born August 18, 1954 in Whangarei) is a retired field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that finished sixth at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Pauline Gibbon (born on 25 August 1954) is a former England and Great Britain field hockey goalkeeper. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... Ramón Duvalón (born August 31, 1954) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. ...

September

September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Isobel Rowena Thomson (born September 18, 1954 in Ranfurly, New Zealand) is a retired field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that finished sixth at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Paul Kronk (born September 22, 1954 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is a former tennis player from Australia, who won seven doubles titles during his professional career. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ...

October

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Martin Strel is a Slovenian ultra marathon swimmer, born: October 1, 1954, Mokronog, Slovenia. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Reinhard Krull (born October 2, 1954) is a former field hockey player from West Germany, who was a member of the West German team that won the silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Johan Reindert (Hans) Elzerman (born October 17, 1954 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland) is a former freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Herman Frazier was a 1976 Olympic Gold medalist in the Mens 4x400 meter relay for the United States. ...

November

November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... Li Byong-Uk (born November 7, 1954) is a retired North Korean boxer, who won two Olympic medals in the mens Light Flyweight (48 kg) category. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Arnold (Arno) Pieter Bernard den Hartog (born November 8, 1954 in Oss, Noord-Brabant) is a former field hockey player from The Netherlands, who was a member of the Dutch National Team that finished sixth in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... Robert Charles Colley (born November 10, 1954 in Christchurch) is a retired boxer from New Zealand, who won the bronze medal in the Lightweight (-60kg) division at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in his home town Christchurch. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Jorge Hernández (born November 17, 1954) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. ...

December

December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Evert on a Wheaties pack Christine Marie Evert (b. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Graham William Sligo (born December 24, 1954 in Gisborne, New Zealand) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that finished seventh at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... Henrik Jan Peter van Asbeck (born December 26, 1954 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland) is a former field hockey player from The Netherlands, who was a member of the Dutch National Team that finished sixth in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. ... Susan Howlet Butcher (December 26, 1954 – August 5, 2006) was a dog musher who rose to fame when she became the second woman to win the Iditarod dogsled race in 1986, and went on to become the second four-time winner in 1990, and the first to win four out... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Novella Calligaris (born December 27, 1954 in Padua) is an Italian swimmer, and the first woman from Italy to win an Olympic medal. ...

Deaths




January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vivian John Woodward (June 3, 1879 - January 31, 1954) was an English amateur football player. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Jacques Keyser (born October 12, 1885 – died March 21, 1954) was a Dutch athlete, who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... Coen de Koning (March 30, 1879 - July 29, 1954) was the second Dutch speed skating World Champion. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


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