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Events in Sport

Results 1 - 8 of 8

1953-04-27 - Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"
1986-11-24 - Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1987-01-28 - Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
1987-05-20 - Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"
1988-07-06 - Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery
1990-07-04 - Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
1991-03-11 - John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
1991-10-12 - Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 100 of 189

1852-05-25 - William Muldoon, US wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia," (d. 1933)
1876-04-22 - Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
1880-11-03 - Edmond Barrett, Heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1908)
1883-02-03 - Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
1895-08-08 - Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
1895-08-09 - Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
1897-01-02 - Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
1903-01-10 - Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
1903-10-19 - Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)
1908-02-12 - August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
1908-03-10 - Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, Heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
1909-12-25 - Mike Mazurki, Tarnopal Austria, actor/wrestler (Centerfold Girls)
1912-05-15 - Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
1923-12-24 - Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
1926-10-13 - Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
1928-07-21 - Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
1928-07-27 - Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
1929-03-21 - Maurice Catarcio, wrestler
1929-06-27 - William Afflis, American wrestler (d. 1991)
1929-07-21 - Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
1932-03-10 - Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super Heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)
1934-12-06 - Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
1936-11-02 - Abdullah the Butcher, wrestler
1937-05-19 - Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
1941-01-19 - Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
1942-08-07 - Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
1942-11-21 - Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
1943-02-20 - Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
1946-01-10 - Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
1946-05-20 - Bakhaavaa Buidaa, Mongolia, wrestler (Oly-silver-1972) disqualified
1947-02-02 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1948-09-08 - Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
1948-10-25 - Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-72)
1949-04-26 - Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1949-04-27 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
1949-08-14 - Bob Backlund, American wrestler
1949-10-26 - Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)
1949-10-29 - Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
1949-11-29 - Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
1949-11-29 - Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
1950-02-02 - Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
1950-02-09 - Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
1951-07-15 - Jesse "The Body" Ventura, wrestler/actor (Predator, Running Man)
1951-12-03 - Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
1952-07-15 - Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler/actor (mayor-Brooklyn Pk-MN)
1952-07-25 - "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
1952-11-15 - "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
1952-11-17 - Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
1953-02-28 - Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1953-09-04 - Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
1953-11-20 - Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)
1953-12-05 - Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
1953-12-23 - Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
1954-01-03 - Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
1954-01-14 - Jim Duggan, American wrestler
1954-02-08 - "Sensational" Sherri Martel, [Russell], New Orl, wrestler (WWF/AWA)
1954-10-07 - Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
1955-02-08 - Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)
1955-05-30 - Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler
1955-06-01 - Chiyonofuji, sumo wrestler
1955-08-11 - Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
1956-01-11 - Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1956-03-18 - "The Model" Rick Martel, [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
1956-05-25 - Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1956-07-19 - Great [Yoshiaki] Yatsu, wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF)
1956-08-10 - Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
1956-08-12 - Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
1956-09-16 - Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956-09-16 - Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1957-05-07 - Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
1957-07-26 - Jeff Blatnick, Schenectady NY, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984)
1957-08-14 - Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
1957-09-12 - Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
1957-09-20 - Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
1957-10-08 - Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1958-01-08 - Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
1958-06-02 - Lex Lugar, [Larry Pfohl], Atlanta Ga, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA)
1958-08-14 - "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express)
1958-09-04 - Shiro Koshinaka, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1959-02-10 - Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
1959-02-15 - Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
1959-06-06 - David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
1959-08-18 - Tom Prichard, American wrestler
1959-10-20 - Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
1960-02-03 - Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
1960-02-03 - Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
1960-05-14 - Steve Williams, American wrestler
1960-06-24 - Nate Carr, Erie Pa, freestyle wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1960-11-02 - Bruce Baumgartner, Haledon NJ, wrestler (Oly-gold/br-84, 88, 92, 96)
1961-02-21 - Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
1961-04-18 - Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
1961-05-05 - Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
1961-05-25 - Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
1961-08-14 - "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1961-09-01 - Bam Bam Bigelow, Secaucus NJ, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI)
1961-11-11 - Matt Ghaffari, Tehran Iran, US greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1961-11-25 - Kenny Monday, Tulsa Oklahoma, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Oly-88, 92, 96)
1962-03-28 - Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler
1962-04-12 - Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
1962-10-22 - Derrick Waldroup, Chicago Ill, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 36 of 36

1920-01-20 - Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)
1931-01-09 - Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
1960-08-22 - Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
1963-12-26 - "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
1967-10-12 - Nat Pendleton, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless), dies at 72
1969-07-02 - Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
1970-06-11 - Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
1975-08-19 - Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)
1982-06-13 - Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
1982-08-19 - August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
1985-09-01 - Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
1986-02-01 - Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
1987-04-12 - Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
1987-08-24 - Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
1988-07-04 - Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident
1990-12-09 - Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80
1992-02-07 - Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
1992-07-16 - "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
Professional Wrestler André the GiantProfessional Wrestler André the Giant (1993-01-27) 1993-01-27 - André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49
1993-03-11 - Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
1994-03-09 - Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
1996-01-26 - David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
1997-04-13 - Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)
1997-06-30 - Larry O'Day, wrestler (b. 1944)
1998-11-06 - Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
1999-11-27 - Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
2000-10-17 - Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
2002-04-28 - Lou Thesz, American wrestler (b. 1916)
2002-05-12 - Erich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit)
2003-05-01 - Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler (b. 1960)
2004-11-17 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
2005-04-28 - Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
2005-08-18 - Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
2006-02-11 - Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
2006-06-23 - Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940)
2010-04-02 - Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)


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