On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in December 1942

  • Dec 3 Mike Gibson, Irish rugby union centre (69 caps Ireland, 12 British & Irish Lions, 9 Barbarians), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 3 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • Dec 7 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Dec 9 Dick Butkus, American NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears) and sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 9 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (Leeds United), born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Dec 11 Karen Susman, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 20 Bob Hayes, American athlete (2 x Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1964) and Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver (3-time Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2002)
  • Dec 23 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • Dec 25 Françoise Dürr, French tennis player (French C'ships 1967), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • Dec 26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • Dec 27 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • Dec 30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver

About December 1942

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

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)