On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1819

  • Jan 1 Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (unsanctioned world heavyweight champion 1841-51), born in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Jun 26 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)