Updated at November 30, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Walter Gretzky is best known as Family Member who has born on October 08, 1938 in Canada. Currently, Walter Gretzky is 84 years, 1 months and 22 days old. Walter Gretzky will celebrate 85th birthday on Sunday, 8th of October 2023. Below the countdown to Walter Gretzky upcoming birthday.
Father to Hockey's 'The Great One', Wayne Gretzky. He was also a hockey player growing up who coached his son starting when he was only three years-old by building a home rink and having him participate in fundamental drills.
During his high school days, he ran track and was a skilled pole vaulter and long jumper. He really wanted to play professional hockey, but was deemed to be too small.
He is perhaps most famous for telling his sons to "Go to where the puck is going, not where it has been."
Besides Wayne, he had four other children named Kim, Keith, Glen, and Brett.
He is the father of statistically the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky.
Walter Gretzky is 84 years old today.
Walter Gretzky was born on October 08, 1938 in Canada.
Walter Gretzky zodiac sign is Libra.
Walter Gretzky was best known as Family Member.
Here's quick list of some fun facts about Walter Gretzky's birthday you must know including detailed age calculation, western astrology, roman numeral, birthstone and birth flower.
Below are historical events that coincided with Walter Gretzky's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1970||Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.|
|1973||Yom Kippur War: Israel loses more than 150 tanks in a failed attack on Egyptian-occupied positions.|
|1973||Spyros Markezinis begins his 48-day term as prime minister in an abortive attempt to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.|
|1974||Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.|
|1978||Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.|
|1982||Poland bans Solidarity and all other trade unions.|
|1982||Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.|
|1990||Second Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.|
|1991||Upon the expiration of the Brioni Agreement, Croatia and Slovenia sever all official relations with Yugoslavia.|
|2001||A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.|
|2001||U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.|
|2005||The 7.6 Mw Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000-87,351 people dead, 69,000-75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.|
|2014||Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.|
|2016||In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.|
|2019||About 200 Extinction Rebellion activists block the gates of Leinster House (parliament) in the Republic of Ireland.|
|1989||The birth of Armand Traoré, French footballer|
|1990||The birth of Rachel Klamer, Zimbabwean-Dutch triathlete|
|1991||The birth of Jordan McLean, Australian rugby league player|
|1992||The birth of Maria João Koehler, Portuguese tennis player|
|1992||The birth of Lidziya Marozava, Belarusian tennis player|
|1993||The birth of Yoshikazu Fujita, Japanese rugby union player|
|1993||The birth of Garbiñe Muguruza, Spanish tennis player|
|1993||The birth of Barbara Palvin, Hungarian model and actress|
|1993||The birth of Molly Quinn, American actress and producer|
|1993||The birth of Darrell Wallace, Jr., American race car driver|
|1994||The birth of Luca Hänni, Swiss singer-songwriter|
|1995||The birth of G Herbo, American rapper|
|1996||The birth of Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spanish tennis player|
|1996||The birth of Sara Takanashi, Japanese ski jumper|
|1997||The birth of Bella Thorne, American actress|
|2013||The death of Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)|
|2013||The death of Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (b. 1948)|
|2013||The death of Rodolphe Kasser, Swiss archaeologist and philologist (b. 1927)|
|2013||The death of Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (b. 1921)|
|2013||The death of Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (b. 1939)|
|2014||The death of Morris Lurie, Australian author and playwright (b. 1938)|
|2014||The death of Alden E. Matthews, American missionary (b. 1921)|
|2014||The death of Harden M. McConnell, American chemist and academic (b. 1927)|
|2014||The death of Zilpha Keatley Snyder, American author (b. 1927)|
|2014||The death of Jeen van den Berg, Dutch speed skater (b. 1928)|
|2015||The death of Richard Davies, Welsh-English actor (b. 1926)|
|2015||The death of Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1951)|
|2015||The death of Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (b. 1945)|
|2015||The death of Lindy Infante, American football player and coach (b. 1940)|
|2015||The death of Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (b. 1940)|
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