On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1910

  • Oct 4 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • Oct 12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 14 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), born in Hall, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • Oct 15 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1994)
  • Oct 19 Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1941), born in Rumson, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Oct 28 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1994)

About October 1910

How Old? 110 or 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)