Birthdays in Sport in 1853

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  • Jan 30 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)
  • Feb 18 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • Mar 20 George Godfrey, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • May 8 Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)
  • Jul 23 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), born in Hartford, Connecticut, (d. 1937)

Person of interestFred Spofforth

Sep 9 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Oct 17 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • Dec 9 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York