On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1839

  • Feb 22 Octavius Catto, American educator (Institute for Colored Youth, 1859-71), civil rights activist, and baseball player (Philadelphia Pythians, 1865-71), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1871)
  • May 29 Nat Thomson, Australian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 1 wicket, HS 41; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1896)
  • May 29 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1899)