On This Day

Sports Stars Born in September 1939

  • Sep 1 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (winner first ever World Cup slalom; Olympic bronze 1968, 72), born in Obernberg am Brenner, Austria
  • Sep 5 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Sep 8 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Berlin
  • Sep 9 Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Sep 23 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator

Kathy Whitworth

Sep 27 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7-time LPGA Player of Year, 6 major titles, record 88 LPGA Tour wins), born in Monahans, Texas

  • Sep 29 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)

About September 1939

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22), Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)