Birthdays in Sport in 1884

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  • Jan 23 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • Feb 4 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • Feb 8 Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
  • Feb 10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 13 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1961)

  • Feb 14 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • Feb 22 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • Mar 4 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)

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Mar 6 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • Apr 3 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • Apr 12 Tenby Davies, Welsh world champion runner (d. 1932)
  • May 1 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • Jun 23 Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Jul 14 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Henri Cornet, French cyclist (won 2nd Tour de France), born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • Aug 13 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Sep 8 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • Sep 21 Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • Sep 24 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Sep 26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • Oct 10 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)