On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1833

  • Feb 5 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
  • Jun 12 George Stevens, English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1871)
  • Jun 30 Willie Park Sr., Scottish golfer (British Open 1860, 63, 66, 75), born in Wallyford, East Lothian (d. 1903)
  • Nov 14 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player