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Birthdays in Sport in October 1942

  • Oct 1 Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France

Person of interestSteve Sabol

Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 6 Jerry Grote, American MLB catcher for 16 seasons (mostly with NY Mets, including 1969 World Series title), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 10 Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • Oct 13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 13 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Oct 18 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 28 Kees Verkerk, Dutch skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968), born in Maasdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 31 Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)

About October 1942

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

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)