Sayers, Gale

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Sayers, Gale Gender: M
Gale Eugene Sayers
born on 30 May 1943 at 01:05 (= 01:05 AM )
Place Wichita, Kansas, 37n42, 97w20
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Date in question
Rodden Rating XX
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°21 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 15°19'

Gale Sayers


American football running back nicknamed the "Kansas Comet", who played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears (1965–1971), though multiple injuries effectively limited him to five seasons of play. He was known for his elusiveness and agility, and was regarded by his peers as one of the most difficult players to tackle.

His friendship with Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970, inspired Sayers to write his autobiography, I Am Third, which in turn was the basis for the 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian's Song. Sayers was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 at age 34, and remains the youngest person to receive the honor.

Following his NFL career, Sayers began a career in sports administration and business, and served as the athletic director of Southern Illinois University from 1976 to 1981. Gale Sayers died on 23 September 2020 at age 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

The original data came via the Steinbrecher collection quoting from the "Gauquelin Book of American Charts" and gave 20 May 1943. All other biographies accessible on the Internet in 2012, however, give 30 May 1943. The original research documents of Michel and Françoise Gauquelin are not accessible to ADB at this time. I assume that there may have been a transcription error, and have changed the date to 30 May, and downgraded the Rodden Rating. (atr, 21-May-2012).


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, African-American)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 6 ft 0 in/ 1.83 m)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (198 lb/ 90 kg)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility (Dementia)
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (College/pro football player)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (Athletic director)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("I Am Third")
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NFL player, 1965–1971)