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Birthdays in Sport in August 1942

  • Aug 2 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 4 Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer, born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 9 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 16 Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968, 69; Miami Floridians), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Aug 18 Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 20 Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), born in Kaliningrad, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestNancy Richey

Aug 23 Nancy Richey, American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Aug 25 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 26 Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), born in Tyrma, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Aug 30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer (World Matchplay C'ship 1978), born in Abiko, Chiba, Japan,

About August 1942

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)