Birthdays in Sport in 1942

  • Jan 7 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
  • Jan 14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • Jan 14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player

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Jan 17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 23 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • Jan 25 Carl Eller, American football player
  • Jan 30 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
  • Feb 1 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • Feb 5 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 9 Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Feb 12 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 14 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)

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Feb 20 Phil Esposito, Canadian NHL center, GM (Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Feb 24 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • Mar 7 Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 7 U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
  • Mar 8 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)
  • Mar 8 [Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)
  • Mar 9 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
  • Mar 16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 Michael Elliott, US, skier (Olympics-1968)
  • Apr 3 Rick Sylvester, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • Apr 5 Arthur Barrett, cricketer (WI leggie early 70's)
  • Apr 8 Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
  • Apr 10 Ian Callaghan, English footballer
  • Apr 12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
  • Apr 15 Walter Raphael Hazzard, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 16 Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
  • Apr 18 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver
  • Apr 18 Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
  • Apr 28 Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)
  • Apr 29 Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
  • May 2 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • May 3 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Angel Cordero Jr, Santurce PR, jockey (Seattle Slew) [or Nov 8]
  • May 8 Robin Hobbs, cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)
  • May 8 Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
  • May 14 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • May 14 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • May 18 N P (Nobby) Stiles, footballer
  • May 20 Lynn Davies, long jumper
  • May 24 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's)
  • May 25 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • May 27 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • May 31 Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)
  • Jun 3 Duane Josephson, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr, bowler/sportscaster (Pro Bowlers Tour)
  • Jun 6 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • Jun 9 Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)
  • Jun 11 Somachandra De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84)
  • Jun 15 Bruce DalCanton, baseball player
  • Jun 19 Willie Frazier, AFL/NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2013)

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Jun 25 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • Jun 28 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jun 29 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, baseball player
  • Jul 5 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • Jul 9 Robert Frankel, horse trainer
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer

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Jul 16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • Jul 17 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • Jul 17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player
  • Jul 18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 21 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jul 26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • Aug 2 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
  • Aug 4 Cleon Jones, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • Aug 7 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
  • Aug 9 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player

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Aug 23 Nancy Richey Gunther, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Aug 25 Margaret L Thompson Murdock, US, small bore rifle (Olympic-silver-76)
  • Aug 30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73)
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Abiko Chiba Japan, PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open)

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Sep 4 raymond floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Sep 7 Alan Oakes, British Footballer
  • Sep 16 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • Sep 16 Dennis Conner, American sailor (America's Cup skipper 1974, 1980, 1987, 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
  • Sep 17 Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Sep 18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper
  • Sep 22 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
  • Sep 25 Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
  • Sep 26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Oly-gold-72)
  • Sep 28 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • Sep 29 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Sep 29 Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 30 Sture Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)

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Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 13 Jerry Jones, owner/GM (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player
  • Oct 18 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 28 Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympics-gold-68)
  • Oct 28 Sharron Moran, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 31 Dave McNally, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Nov 8 Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
  • Nov 9 Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
  • Nov 11 Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
  • Nov 14 John Du Preez, cricketer (South African leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
  • Nov 16 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • Nov 19 Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Fort Knox KY, PGA golfer (1994 Dallas Reunion)
  • Nov 21 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
  • Nov 27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Nov 28 Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
  • Dec 2 Bob E Smith, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 7 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Dec 9 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 9 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • Dec 11 Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)
  • Dec 20 Robert L Hayes, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 23 Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Dec 25 Francoise Durr, France, tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)
  • Dec 26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • Dec 27 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • Dec 30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver