On This Day

Sports Stars Born in October 1923

  • Oct 5 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • Oct 5 Bill Wirtz, American longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Oct 10 Murray Walker, English motorsport commentator and journalist (Formula 1: BBC 1976-96, ITV 1997-2001), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Pete Pihos, American Pro/College Football HOF end (Indiana University; 6 x Pro Bowl; 6 × First-team All-Pro; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Oct 22 Bert Trautmann, German soccer goalkeeper (Manchester City 508 games; FWA Footballer of the Year 1956), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)

About October 1923

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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