Birthdays in Sport in January 1942

  • Jan 7 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 72, 76)
  • Jan 14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • Jan 14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player

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Jan 17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 23 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • Jan 25 Carl Eller, American football player
  • Jan 30 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)