On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1926

  • Oct 3 Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2015)
  • Oct 10 Ralph Liguori, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series 30 x Top 10; 5 x Top 5 finishes), born in NYC, NY (d. 2020)
  • Oct 11 John Dewes, English cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's), born in Latchford, Cheshire, England (d. 2015)
  • Oct 12 Hans Liebold, German auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • Oct 20 Ursula Happe, German 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Free City of Danzig
  • Oct 21 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, analyst (PGA Championship 1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • Oct 24 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), born in Marshall, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)

Person of interestBowie Kuhn

Oct 28 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • Oct 30 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, born in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium (d. 2010)

About October 1926

How Old? 94 or 95 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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