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Birthdays in Sport in July 1942

  • Jul 1 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • Jul 4 Floyd Little, American Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Syracuse University; 5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1969; Denver Broncos), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2021)
  • Jul 5 Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
  • Jul 9 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 11 Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league halfback (26 Tests; St. George), born in Fremantle, Western Australia

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

Jul 16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis player (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Albury, New South Wales

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • Jul 17 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • Jul 17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player, born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • Jul 18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 21 Fred Hetzel, American NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jul 26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Wimbledon singles 1966 runner-up), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 29 Les Josephson, American football running back (NFL Pro Bowl 1967; Los Angeles Rams), born in Minneota, Minnesota (d. 2020)

About July 1942

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

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)