Jenkins, Dan

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Jenkins, Dan Gender: M
Daniel Thomas Jenkins
born on 2 December 1928 at 09:10 (= 09:10 AM )
Place Fort Worth, Texas, 32n44, 97w19
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°13' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°02 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°50'


American author and sportswriter who wrote over 500 articles for Sports Illustrated. Larry King called Jenkins "the quintessential Sports Illustrated writer" and "the best sportswriter in America."

Jenkins worked for many publications including the Fort Worth Press, Dallas Times Herald, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated, where among other things he covered the 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1971 versions of the college football Game of the Century. In 1985 he retired from Sports Illustrated and began writing books full-time, although he maintained a monthly column in Golf Digest magazine. In 1972, Jenkins wrote his first novel, Semi-Tough.

He died on 7 March 2019, aged 90, in Fort Worth, Texas. His daughter Sally Jenkins is a sports columnist for the Washington Post.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate in April 2016 [1], [2]. Wikipedia gives 1929 which is incorrect.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Sports)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter (Sports Illustrated)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction