On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1845

  • Feb 14 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866), born in London (d. 1875)
  • Apr 15 Dave Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (Australia's 1st Test captain; 3 Tests; NSW CA), born in Fairy Meadow, Australia (d. 1919)
  • May 25 Lip Pike, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1893)
  • Nov 14 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), born in Kirkheaton, England (d. 1910)