On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1932

  • Oct 2 Maury Wills, American baseball shortstop and manager (7-time MLB All Star; NL MVP 1962), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 Madhav Apte, Indian cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century), born in Mumbai, India
  • Oct 8 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player, born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Oct 12 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • Oct 12 Vitold Kreyer, Russian athlete (Olympic bronze, triple jump 1956, 60) and coach (Soviet athletics team 1967–80; head Russian team 2000 Olympics), born in Krasnodar, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Oct 17 Paul Anderson, American light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Oct 20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • Oct 20 Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 24 Johnny Lattner, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1953, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1954, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, Indian field hockey player (1952 Olympics)
  • Oct 27 Kathy Cornelius, American golfer (US Open 1956), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Oct 29 Dick Garmaker, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1957-60; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2020)

About October 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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