On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1835

  • Feb 15 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman and writer (first President International Olympic Committee 1894-1896), born in Ermoupoli, Greece (d. 1908)
  • Mar 21 Thomas Hayward, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Cambridge Town Club), born in Chatteris, England (d. 1876)
  • Jul 29 Joe Coburn, Irish boxer (Heavyweight C'ship of America 1863-65), born in Middletown County, Armagh, Ireland (d. 1890)
  • Aug 14 Tom King, English boxer (English heavyweight champion 1862-63), rower and bookmaker, born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • Sep 25 Harry Wright, English Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder and manager (established baseball's first fully professional team, Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1895)