Budge, Donald

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Budge, Donald Gender: M
born on 13 June 1915 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Oakland, California, 37n48, 122w16
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°23' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°11 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 08°10'


American tennis player who, by 1937, played 12 championship matches and won every one of them. Four years prior, after being coaxed away from football, he had won California's Junior Championship and he made the Davis Cup team two years later. His 1937 game against Germany's champion, Baron von Gramm, is still talked about among tennis buffs as one of the most incredible exhibits of the game ever staged. The match also led to an international incident in the world of sports. When von Gramm lost, he was imprisoned by the Third Reich on a morals charge which many thought was no more than a punishment by Hitler's government. In protest, Budge refused an invitation to play in Germany the following year.

In 1937, he was named the Most Outstanding Amateur Athlete of the Year. In 1938, he created a record that has never been equaled. He won the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. singles championships.

His first pro match was held in Madison Square Garden on 1/03/1939 before 16,000 fans. Whenever he toured and wherever he played, he was a top draw.

Among his business concerns, he invested in a string of laundries. During the summers, he was in charge of Chatham Hall Boy's School in Virginia, in the fall and spring he commuted between tennis clubs, and during the remaining months he took vacations. His two books, "On Tennis," and "How Lawn Tennis is Played" are still basic books for any serious participant.

The copper-haired champion died on 1/26/2000 in Scranton, PA following injuries sustained in a December auto accident.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1933 (CA. Junior Championship)
  • Social : Great Publicity 1937 (Match against Baron von Gramm)
  • Work : Prize 1937 (Named Most Outstanding Amateur Athlete of the Year)
  • Work : Prize 1937 (Men's Singles champion)
  • Work : Gain social status 1938 (Set match record never been equaled)
  • Work : Prize 1938 (Men's Singles champion)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 January 1939 (First professional match)
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  • Death by Accident 26 January 2000 (Following a car accident in December; age 84)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Copper-red)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property (Chain of laundries)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Laundramats)
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Unequalled champion)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Two tennis books)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Eye-hand coordination
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (12 Championships)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Most Outstanding Amateur Athlete of Year)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession